Please note, for all Research Assistant work a Right to Work Check must be completed, which will involve coming into the Law Faculty Office personally with your original passport and visa documentation, scans will not be permitted. Work can only begin on the project once the Right to Work Check has been successfully completed and the contract has been signed by both the Faculty Office and the Research Assistant.
Research Assistance for a Project on Foundational Constitutional Decisions
Professor Barber and Professor Ekins are looking for a research assistant to help organise a conference on foundational decisions in constitutional orders.  The project will focus on the role of courts in such decisions.  The conference will be held in Oxford in Michaelmas term 2019.  
Duration and hours 
The hours will vary, but you will be expected to work up to 50 hours over the course of the Hilary and Trinity terms, and over the summer vacation. 
You will not be required to work for more than 6 hours in any given week. 
The post will report to Professor Nicholas Barber. 
Good admin and IT skills are essential.
A capacity to help conference delegates arrange flights and accommodation is essential.
A general understanding of constitutional law and constitutional scholars interested in courts and the origins of constitutions is desirable. 
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
This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.10/hour plus holiday pay of £2.59 = total of £17.69/hour 
This post is funded by the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government. 
How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Nick Barber ( by Friday January 11th.  Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over summer. 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
Informal enquiries may be emailed to Professor Nick Barber. 
Guidelines for Faculty members / line managers
Graduate Studies Committee agreed in Michaelmas Term 2013 the following guidelines and stipulations which were endorsed by the Law Faculty Board the same term.
BCL/MJur students are not permitted to undertake paid work of any kind for the Faculty, and are advised against undertaking paid work offered from any other source as well.
PRS, MPhil, and MSt students are not permitted to undertake teaching for the Faculty but can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit for work other than teaching.
DPhil students can undertake up to eight hours’ paid work of any kind (including teaching) per week and can be employed by the Faculty up to that limit.
Any queries regarding the eligibility of a particular student should be directed to Geraldine Malloy in the Faculty Office.