Applications are open for a Graduate Mooting Assistant for the 2020/2021 academic year. The position would be ideal for an MPhil or early to mid-stage DPhil student (i.e. with at least one year of study remaining in October 2020) with a strong interest in mooting.


The Graduate Mooting Assistant will report to Dr Hayley Hooper and Dr Luke Rostill, who are the Law Faculty’s Mooting Officers.


The responsibilities of the mooting assistant include:

-       Assisting with the organisation of the various internal moots, such as the Herbert Smith Freehills Disability Moot and the Maitland Chambers (Cuppers) Competition (in 2020-21, this will include assisting with the transition to a virtual mooting environment);

-       Co-ordinating Oxford’s participating in certain external moots;

-       Answering queries from students about the Oxford Mooting Programme;

-       Maintaining the mooting webpage and preparing stories for Law News.

Information about the Oxford Mooting Programme can be found at its webpage: 


This position is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or  Faculty/Department and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.  It is expected that the work will be undertaken in the UK. 

Postholders will not be expected to undertake more than eight hours’ work per week during term time.

Rate of Pay

The postholder will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.37 per hour (based on Grade 6 point 1) plus holiday pay of £2.63 per hour worked (= total of £18.00/hour) for up to 195 hours across the year (= £3,510).

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send a curriculum vitae and a cover letter, which should detail your mooting experience, organisational experience and interest, to and  by 5PM on Friday 25th September 2020.

Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Luke Rostill and/or Hayley Hooper