Each year the law schools at Oxford and Melbourne nominate staff members for a short term exchange programme. The programme aims to strengthen scholarly ties between the two law schools and is generously funded by Mr Allan Myers AO QC.

One of the key benefits of the scheme is that each participant is awarded the sum £5,000 that can be spent on travel, accommodation, subsistence (but not on a per diem basis) and other reasonable expenses associated with the exchange. The exchange also provides an opportunity for participants to engage in a period of research and writing and an exchange of ideas with colleagues working in related areas.

Visits may be of periods of up to two terms (or one Melbourne semester) and for a minimum of two weeks.

Benefits

In addition to the £5,000 that can be claimed based on receipts, the exchange participants will each be provided with the following from their host institution:

  • Use of either a shared office or a shared library carrel for the duration of the visit.
  • Use of a networked computer, printer, and telephone.
  • User rights for the library system of the host university (and assistance in activating those rights). The status of Academic Visitor in the Melbourne Law School, with a waiver of the usual fee.
  • An academic host who will take responsibility for introducing the participant to other people working in similar fields, assisting them with any questions, and helping to facilitate an opportunity for the participant to present their research at a suitable forum in the law school.

Applications should be sent to Elizabeth Hodges, Research Administrator by Friday 26th May 2017. 

Scheme guidelines