Professor Liz Fisher is looking for two research assistants to help with the organisation of ‘The Foundations and Future of Public Law: A Conference in Honour of Paul Craig’ conference that is occurring on the 27th  and 28th  September 2018 at St John’s College, Oxford and subsequent editorial work will relate to publication of papers given at the conference.

Duration and hours

The bulk of the conference work will be in September but the RA may be required to work some hours during July and August. The editorial work will occur between January and June 2019.

The RA will work up to 8 hours per week in September and will be required to work both days of the conference.


The post will report to Professor Liz Fisher and Dominic Burbidge.


  • A general understanding of the field of law is essential.
  • Good administrative and IT skills are essential.
  • Experience with copy-editing work and checking references is essential.
  • Experience of events organisation is desirable.
  • A knowledge of public law and/or EU law is desirable.
  • The conference work must be done in Oxford, the editorial work can be done outside of Oxford.


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 £14.80/hour plus holiday pay of £2.53 = total of £17.33/hour.


This post is funded by a British Academy Small Research Grant/ the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund (RSF1718-31)/ a research grant from 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 Professor Liz Fisher by the 9 July 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

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.