Professor Anne Davies is looking for a research assistant to compile a bibliography of the literature on the role of emotion in law. The research assistant would be responsible for drawing up a list of relevant books and articles and, if time permits, identifying some of the main lines of enquiry and argument in the literature. My aim is to assess whether there is any scope for developing a proposal for interdisciplinary research on the role of emotion in labour/employment law.

Duration and hours

  • The work is to start on 1st December for 15 hours total.

  • You will not be required to work for more than 5 hours in any given week.

  • Further work may be available if a viable research project emerges from the literature review.


The post will report to Professor Anne Davies.


  • A general understanding of labour/employment law is desirable

  • An understanding of sociological approaches to the study of law

  • 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.


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. Students in their first year of graduate research may not normally undertake work as a Research Assistant until they have passed their Qualifying Test (transfer of status).

Rate of Pay

This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £13.88/hour plus holiday pay of £2.38 = total of £16.26/hour.

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 23 Nov 2015. 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 Michelle Robb,