The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant to provide support for the Price Media Law Moot Court Programme. This is an opportunity to become involved with one of the key initiatives of the Bonavero Institute. The Research Assistant will report to the Institute’s Head of Programmes but will also work closely with the Moot Coordinator.

Duration and hours

The successful candidate will start as soon as possible and will remain in post until the next international rounds of the Moot Court in April 2019. The hours will vary, but it will be expected that the post will not involve more than 8 hours per week.

The role will involve:

  • Coordinating the drafting of the competition case;
  • Being responsible for issuing official clarifications of the competition case in relation to queries in a timely manner;
  • Drafting the bench memorandum for the judges;
  • Managing and ensuring consistency in the marking of the memorials;
  • Preparing a database of relevant research materials for participants;
  • Uploading relevant material concerning the competition case on the website;
  • Attending some meetings of the organising committee of the moot;
  • Attending and judging some rounds of the moot.


The post will report to the Institute’s Head of Programmes.


  • An excellent understanding of the field of human rights law, particularly freedom of speech, is essential.

  • A knowledge of media law is desirable.

  • This post requires excellent writing and editing skills.

  • Experience in mooting is essential.

  • Good admin and IT skills are desirable.

  • An ability to work professionally and retain appropriate levels of confidentiality.

  • The work can be done remotely but you must be able to travel to Oxford to attend meetings.


This post 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.

Rate of Pay

For work lasting more than 12 weeks: This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £14.80/hour plus holiday pay of £2.53 = total of £17.33/hour


This post is funded by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, from its Price Moot funds.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor) should be sent by email to by noon, Wednesday 14th March. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the period in question.  

Supervisors might be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries can be emailed to