Moot Assistant for the 2024 Oxford Comparative Moot in German Law

Internal Applicants Only

Deadline: 10 December 2023

Dr Johannes Ungerer is looking for a moot assistant to help with the preparation and running of the Oxford Comparative Moot in German Law, which will take place on 22 February 2024. Last year’s moot report summarises the concept of this event.

Tasks for the Moot Assistant will be to assist the moot organiser, Dr Ungerer, with the administration and research (including review of German legal literature), and with the event on the day itself.


Duration and hours

Working hours: a total of up to 15 hours across the duration of the project, to be agreed with the project supervisor.

Start date: 8 January 2024

Date by which the work must be completed: 22 February 2024



The Moot Assistant will report to Dr Ungerer.



  • Experience of the following legal systems is essential: Germany, England/Wales, and the EU.
  • Language skills in German are desirable.
  • Comparative legal knowledge is desirable.
  • Previous mooting experience is desirable.

The moot will take place in the St Cross Building, Manor Road on 22 February 2024.  However, provided you have the agreement of your PI/Supervisor, and a suitable space to work (including library access if required), it may be possible to undertake the work prior to the moot day remotely, which could be anywhere in the UK.  

Please note that you will be required to complete a Right to Work check before starting work. The Law Faculty HR Team will contact you directly to arrange for the appropriate check to take place. What is a right to work check? | Staff Immigration (



This opportunity is open to current graduate students in the Faculty of Law, and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students within the Law Faculty.

It is expected that the work will be undertaken in the UK. 


Rate of Pay

The work will be paid at £17.03 per hour, which equates to University Grade 6, point 1, on the basis of completed and approved timesheets, which must be submitted to by the last Friday of each calendar month for payment on the last working day of the following month.

In addition, paid annual leave will be assumed to be taken in the month in which it was accrued.



The moot is funded by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (BA5000-C0000).


How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor) should be sent by email to by 10th December 2023. Please explain how you meet the requirements for the role, and give details of your availability. Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 

General queries, e.g. about the appointment process, or eligibility, may be addressed to

Guidelines for Faculty members, line managers and students

Work must not commence without a letter of engagement or variable hours contract and a right to work check having been carried out by the Faculty Personnel Officer.

Graduate student engagement opportunities in the Faculty of Law usually fall into one of three categories: Research AssistantGraduate Teaching Assistant; or Blog Editor

Full-time graduate students in the Faculty of Law may work up to 8 hours per week, or a common sense average across the year, regardless of the type of work.

Students may not work for their own supervisor without the approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Students.

Any queries regarding the eligibility of a particular student should be directed to Geraldine Malloy in the Faculty Office.