The Faculty of Law seeks to appoint a graduate student or any other suitable person to support the teaching of the BCL and MJur course, Conflict of Laws, next year. The work will involve:
1. Marking of the Conflict of Laws college collection in Trinity Term 2019.
2. Support for revision classes and tutorials.
Duration and hours
The collection will take place at the start of Trinity Term 2019 (Saturday of 1st Week). It is expected that there will be 30-50 collection papers to mark, depending on the number of students who sign up for this option (although this will not be known until October 2018).
Revision will take the form of a 2-hour class (possibly in two groups) with 1-to-1 sessions to review collection performance and answer revision questions. The class will be led by Professor Andrew Dickinson, supported by the teaching assistant. The teaching assistant will also give 1-to-1 feedback on collection performance to students who request this.
The Teaching Assistant (‘TA’) will report to Professor Dickinson.
A good understanding of the conflict of laws is essential. In particular, the teaching assistant will be expected to be familiar with the principles applied by the English courts to govern (1) jurisdiction, (2) the recognition and enforcement of judgments, (3) the law applicable to contractual and non-contractual obligations and property matters, and (4) the application and exclusion of foreign law.
Although not necessary, it would be desirable for the teaching assistant to have undertaken, or presently to be undertaking, the Conflict of Laws course on the BCL/MJur.
Prior experience of marking examinations, in Oxford or elsewhere, would be desirable.
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 anyone else fulfilling the requirements and the hours worked must be in line with the restrictions on working hours for students (8 per week). A right to work check will also be required.
The teaching assistant will be expected to complete the course ‘Preparation for Teaching and Learning in Oxford’ if he/she has not already done so.
Rate of Pay*
Collections marking and revision classes are paid at the Senior Tutors’ Committee Approved Rates, currently £13.31 per script for collections, £42.34 per hour for tutorials, and £110 per hour of classroom teaching.
Reasonable travel expenses may be reimbursed if the successful candidate is not based in Oxford.
This post is funded from the Law Faculty’s Additional Teaching Fund.
How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday 3 July 2018. Please explain how you meet the requirements.
Please provide the name and contact details of a referee. Supervisors in Oxford (if applicable) will also be asked for a reference.
General enquiries may be emailed to email@example.com.