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INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: Research Assistant - Comparative Human Rights Book (OUP)
Closing date: Monday 30 March

Research Assistant: Comparative Human Rights Book (OUP)
Prof. Sandy Fredman is looking for a research assistant to help with detailed research in comparative human rights law in several jurisdictions. The research assistant will assist in gathering primary materials and ensuring that they are relevant and up-to-date, as well as searching for and collating relevant secondary materials. She or he will work closely with Sandy Fredman to undertake research assistance as the project develops.

Duration and hours
Up to 100 hours work in the first instance.
 
Reporting
The post will report to Prof. Sandy Fredman, Rhodes Professor of the laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA.
 
Requirements
Essential
A general understanding of the field of law;
In depth knowledge of comparative human rights law;
Good admin and IT skills and attention to detail;
Excellent writing and research skills, and access to online search tools;
 
Eligibility
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.
 
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.
 
Funding
This post is funded by the Research Support Fund, awarded and administered by Faculty of Law, University of oxford.

How to Apply
A short email letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to (sandra.fredman@law.ox.ac.uk) by Monday 30th March 12.00 p.m. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability.
 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
 

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Research Assistant: Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College
Closing date: Monday 30 March

Louise Gullifer and Jeffrey Wool are looking for a graduate student or recent graduate to act as researcher on a research project on Economic Assessment of International Commercial Law Reform, which is being undertaken under the joint auspices of the Commercial Law Centre and the UNIDROIT Foundation. The Aviation Working Group is the founding sponsor of the project, and the project is being undertaken in conjunction with the work of the University of Washington School of Law on the economic assessment of the Cape Town Convention.

The production of economic benefits, whether micro, macro, or developmental, is usually stated to be the central and driving objective of, and justification for, International Commercial Law Reform. Yet the evidence of such benefits, the characteristics of law reform needed to produce such benefits, the data and methodology to establish such benefits (the core economic assessment elements), have not been subject to much systematic academic work. There are few, if any, agreed international principles, standards, or parameters for assessing economic benefits in this context. The project will provide the platform for such work, seeking to create, or to help create, such principles, standards, and parameters.

Duration and hours
The work is to start immediately and will run until at least May 2016.  The researcher’s initial task will be to produce a paper of about 8,000 words, with a first draft available  by 1 September 2015.  This will be largely a literature review and scoping paper, addressing the core economic assessment elements referred to above.  It is intended to hold a seminar in Oxford in April or May 2016 based on the topics identified in the paper.  Invitees would include experts from major intergovernmental organisations that sponsor and fund International Commercial Law Reform, the OECD (given its work on impact assessments), governments, industry, and scholars.   The  researcher will be involved in organising the conference and will have an opportunity to address it. The hours will vary but be up to a maximum of 8 hours/week for current students.
 
Reporting
The post will report to Louise Gullifer and Jeffrey Wool. The postholder will be employed by Harris Manchester College.
 
Requirements
The post requires a background in both economics and law.  A basic understanding of commercial law and economics is essential, and a knowledge of international commercial law reform is desirable.  Excellent writing and interdisciplinary research skills are required, as well as access to online search tools and a good library.

Eligibility
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or the Business School or the Economics Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students. It is also open to recent students and other external candidates.
 
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.
 
Funding
This post is funded by a research grant from the Aviation Working Group.

How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Louise Gullifer by 30th March 2015.  Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability between now and May 2016.
 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
 
Informal enquiries may be emailed to Louise Gullifer (louise.gullifer@hmc.ox.ac.uk)

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INTERNAL CANDIDATES ONLY: Research Assistant - electronic registry design and operation
Closing date: Monday 30 March

Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College


Louise Gullifer and Jeffrey Wool are looking for a graduate student to act as researcher on a research project on best practices in the field of electronic registry design and operation, which is being undertaken under the joint auspices of the Commercial Law Centre and, subject to final approval, the UNIDROIT Foundation.   Aviareto, a joint venture between SITA SC and the Irish Government, which runs the International Registry for interests in mobile assets, is the founding sponsor of the project.  The registry was set up pursuant to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment.     For more information about Aviareto and the registry, see http://www.aviareto.aero/  

The Cape Town Convention sets out a standard, an important international precedent, for the responsibility of registrars of modern electronic registers.  Under the Convention, there is liability for ‘damages for loss suffered by a person directly resulting from an error or omission of the Registrar or from a malfunction of the international registration system except where the malfunction is caused by an event of an inevitable and irresistible nature, which could not be prevented by using the best practices in current use in the field of electronic registry design and operation, including those related to back-up and systems security and networking.’ (Article 28(1)).    The standard of best practices, however, is not defined in the Convention nor is it the subject of agreed international parameters.

The core objectives of the e-registry project are:
(I) The collection and assessment of information relating to electronic registry practices, including consideration of UNCITRAL’s work and the operation of existing national and international e-registries.  It will be initially necessary to develop and apply a taxonomy of registries, including business and commercial e-registries, based on their legal frameworks and objectives.  
(II) As a result of the work carried out in (i), development of norms of electronic registry best practice in general, as well as particular best practice in relation to the Cape Town Convention.
Each of the Objectives will be viewed broadly to include (a) traditional legal standards applied to the e-registry context, including evidential standards for e-signatures, (b) technical IT elements, both design and operational, which (i) seek to limit loss, including in the field of cyber security, such as those related to system security, risk management, data storage, and (ii) facilitate safe and efficient use of electronic registries, such as by establishing on-line trust, (c) particular legal and practical issues which issue which arise for electronic registries in an international and/or treaty setting, such as dealing with sanctions or local prohibitions or court orders, with (d) procedural and organization aspects related to the foregoing.


Duration and hours
The work is to start immediately and will run until at least May 2016.  The researcher’s initial task will be to produce a paper of about 12,000 words, with a first draft available by 1 September 2015.  This will be a review of the information referred to in (i) above, as well as a scoping paper identifying topics for future research.       It is intended to hold a seminar in Oxford in April or May 2016, at which participants would present papers on the topics identified in the scoping paper.    Invitees would include experts from UNCITRAL, the EU, ISO, IEEE (association for advancement of technology), and leading collateral-related registries and their supervisors, as well as scholars from  disciplines related to the project.   The researcher will be involved in organising the seminar and will have an opportunity to address it.
 
Reporting
The post will report to Louise Gullifer and Jeffrey Wool. The postholder will be employed by Harris Manchester College.

 
Requirements
The post requires a background in law.   A basic understanding of commercial law is essential, and a knowledge of the law relating to e-commerce is desirable, as is a good familiarity with information technology.       Excellent writing and interdisciplinary research skills are required, as well as access to online search tools and a good library.

Eligibility
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or the Department of Computer Science and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students. This is a maximum of 8 hours/week.
 
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.
 
Funding
This post is funded by a research grant from Aviareto.

How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to Louise Gullifer by 30th March 2015.       Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability between now and May 2016.
 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
 
Informal enquiries may be emailed to Louise Gullifer (louise.gullifer@hmc.ox.ac.uk)

 

 

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Research Assistant: Shaping Future Directions in EU Labour Law
Closing date: Friday 3 April

Dr Jeremias Prassl hopes to recruit one research assistant to work on a British Academy funded project “Shaping Future Directions in EU Labour Law”. The project aims to bring together senior EU officials from Brussels and Luxembourg with young labour law scholars from across the 28 Member States. Over the course of a year, each scholar will be assigned a senior mentor, in discussion with whom a particular policy proposal can be developed – thus providing early career academics with in-depth insights into the realities of policy making, and giving senior EU staff access to the latest research in their field. Ongoing work will be published in an online blog, and culminate in a 2-day conference including senior academics and social partner representatives, to be held in December 2015.

The key tasks for the Research Assistant will be to help in the coordination of the selection process of young scholars, and to assist in all aspects relating to the organisation of the July workshop at Magdalen College.
 
Duration and hours
The work is to start immediately and will run until summer 2015.
The project has a budget for 50 hours of research assistance. It is expected that the majority of the work will be done April, when supporting Dr Prassl to advertise the opportunities for the early career researchers and in May/June when planning for a summer workshop in Oxford. You will not be required to work for more than 8 hours in any given week.
 
Reporting
The post will report to Jeremias Prassl.
 
Requirements
A general understanding of the field of EU and/or Labour Law is essential
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 and be able to attend the workshop in early July.
 
Eligibility
This post is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty or recent students and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.
 
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.
 
Funding
This post is funded by a British Academy Rising Stars grant.

How to Apply
A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to jeremias.prassl@law.ox.ac.uk by midday on Friday 3rd April. Please explain briefly how you meet the requirements and give details of your availability over the project period.
 
Supervisors may be asked for a reference.
 
Informal enquiries may be emailed to Jeremias Prassl.

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