Professor Julian Roberts is looking for two research assistants to help with a conference on Sentencing in African Jurisdictions

Duration and hours

The work is to start immediately and will run until 1st July, 2019

The funding is for a total of 25 hours.

You will not be required to work for more than 6 hours in any given week.


The post will report to Julian Roberts.


  • A general understanding of the field of law is essential
  • Knowledge of sentencing in general and sentencing regimes in Africa is essential
  • 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 during the summer break.


This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or 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 £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 (RSF1819-13)

How to Apply

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


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.