Oxford Law Summer Programme - Teaching opportunities for Law graduate students

Internal applications only. Deadline for applications: 17.00 GMT on Friday 15 December 2023

Applications are invited to give tutorials and support the administrative arrangements of the Oxford Law Summer Programme.

There are also smaller supplemental roles available, including vacancies for ‘Cohort Leaders’ and ‘Master of Moots’, please see below.

 This is an online programme offered by the Faculty of Law from 15-26 July 2024. It provides an opportunity to engage with those of university age who want to get a taster for law in the UK.  This is a valuable opportunity to gain university level teaching experience.

Areas of law covered over the past few years have included: Criminal law, Property, Tort, Contract, Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Law and Technology and Environmental Law. Successful candidates will teach in all the areas.  Materials and notes will be provided by academic postholders.

The Director is Dr Hayley J Hooper.

Main role:

Responsibility for teaching one seminar and one tutorial per day for eight days.

Seminars will have 12 students, and three tutors. Tutorials will have one tutor and 4-6 students. Academics teaching on the programme will provide relevant guidance materials.

Additional Duties

  • Student Support
  • Ensuring the smooth running of online lectures (familiarity with Zoom desirable)
  • Essay Marking
  • Preparing Materials (2-3 weeks before the Programme Commences)
  • Judging moots


The total working time is 82 hours: 32 hours before the course on preparation and marking. During the programme there will be an estimated 50 hours (25 hours teaching, 25 hours additional duties)

Working hours during the teaching period (15-26 July 2024) will be by agreement with the Director, and will fall between 08.15am and 17:00 BST on weekdays during the dates of the course.

This position is intended to be in line with the Faculty limit on student working  (8 hours per week, or an average of 8 hours per week over a reasonable period). 


This opportunity is in the first instance for Graduate Research Students. Taught Graduate students and Postdoctoral research students are eligible, subject to availability.

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 payroll@law.ox.ac.uk 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.

Selection criteria

Enrolment in a postgraduate research degree in law or be working as a postdoctoral researcher in law at the University of Oxford (essential)

Prior teaching experience (desirable)

Candidates who have completed the ‘Preparation for Learning and Teaching in Oxford’ Course (desirable)

Knowledge of the eight fields of law in the programme (desirable)Days 1 and 10 are separate, with more enrichment activities, and a moot on day 10 (judged by tutors)

Supplemental Roles: Cohort Leaders and Master of Moots

These vacancies exist in addition to the main tutor role:

Cohort Leaders (8 vacancies): a third of the tutors will be have a few extra responsibilities and be cohort leaders for groups of 12 students (around 17 additional hours); and          

Master of Moots (1 vacancy): one tutor will also work on developing the final day's mooting event (around 28 additional hours).  This will include creating three ‘speed’ moots, with materials from publicly available sources, crib sheets and two example skeleton arguments. Previous mooting experience is essential.

We reserve the right to decide that the Master of Moots will not be able to be a cohort leader

The selection criteria mirrors the role of the tutor.

How to Apply:

If you are interested, please e-mail by no later than 1700 GMT on Friday 15 December 2023 Programme Administrator, Agata Dybisz, summer.school@law.ox.ac.uk.  Please include a single PDF document with the following information:

  1. Your contact details (name, address, email, telephone)
  2. Details of your research degree and previous teaching experience (if applicable);
  3. Indicate clearly which post(s) interest you (you may apply for multiple vacancies); and
  4. Any other information you deem relevant. Do not exceed one page.


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.

Deadline date for applications: 17.00 GMT on Friday 15 December 2023 

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