Professor Louise Gullifer is looking for a research assistants to help with a project on Economic Assessment of International Commercial Law Reform.   For details of the project so far, see

Duration and hours

The work is to start in July 2018 and will run, in the first instance, until October 2018.

The hours will vary, but the assistant will be expected to work between 30-40 hours over the course of the summer.


The post will report to Professor Louise Gullifer, but there will also be contact with the UNIDROIT Foundation and the Global Business Law Institute at the University of Washington.


  • A general understanding of both private law and economics is essential.Ideally the assistant will have qualifications in both law and economics.A student who has taken the Masters in Law and Finance would be ideal.

  • A reasonable understanding of some or all of (a) commercial law, (b) international private law reform and (c) economic assessment of law reform is desirable

  • Good admin and IT skills are essential.

  • The work can be done anywhere.There may be an opportunity for attendance at meetings at UNIDROIT in Rome on 8th and 9th October 2018.


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or the Faculty of Economics, and also to recent MLF graduates, or those who will graduate this summer.

Rate of Pay

Short term, casual work (up to 12 weeks) is paid at a lower rate of holiday pay: This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £14.80/hour plus holiday pay of £1.78 = total of £16.59/hour


This post is funded by the project money from the UNIDROIT Foundation, and also by Professor Gullifer’s Faculty Office Allowance.

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to by 20th June 2018 . 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