Professor Sandy Fredman is looking for a research assistant to help with the completion of the third edition of her book Discrimination Law.

Duration and hours
Total number of hours of work available: 63 hours.

Maximum number of hours of work per week: 8 hours per week (in line with Law Faculty restrictions on working hours for graduate students).

Start date: As soon as possible

Date by which the work must be completed: 31/12/2021

The Research Assistant will report to Professor Fredman.


  • A general understanding of the field of law is essential
  • A reasonable understanding of the field of discrimination and human rights law is essential.
  • This post requires excellent research skills, especially in relation to primary and secondary materials in different English-speaking jurisdictions and access to online search tools and a law library.
  • Good admin and IT skills are essential.
  • The work can be done in any place where you have access to a good library, but you must be able to travel to Oxford for occasional meetings

This position is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty 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.

Rate of Pay
12 weeks or less (casual engagement): This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.60 per hour (based on Grade 6 point 1)  plus holiday pay of £1.88 per hour worked (= total of £17.48/hour). 

This position is funded by the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund.

How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Professor Fredman (  by 15th October 2021. Please explain how you meet the requirements for the role, and give details of your availability. Supervisors may be asked for a reference.