Dr Hayley J Hooper is looking for two research assistants to help with a monograph on the Closed Material Procedure.

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run over the course of academic year 2018/2019.

You will not be required to work for more than 6 hours in any given week.  The post is funded for 100 hours in total.


The post will report to Dr Hayley J Hooper.


  • A general understanding of English public law (especially administrative law) is highly desirable.
  • An interest in national security, counter-terrorism, and human rights is essential.
  • An interest in comparative law is desirable.
  • Candidates will be asked to focus on three areas of research: I. The Investigatory Powers Tribunal, II. The Justice and Security Act 2013 and case law relating thereto, and III. The use of closed material procedures (or like procedures) in other jurisdictions
  • Good admin and IT skills are essential. The ability to work with Microsoft Excel is highly desirable.
  • 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 during term. Must be willing to have meetings in person or by Skype during the vacation.


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and those students who have recently completed the BCL or MJur degree. 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 Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter explaining your suitability for and interest in the position (including the name of your supervisor or college advisor, if any) should be sent by email to (hayley.hooper@law.ox.ac.uk ) by 1700hrs on Tuesday 13 November 2018. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability during term time and the vacations.

Supervisors and/or College Advisors may be asked for a reference.

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Dr Hayley J. Hooper using the email above. 


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.