Academic Fellows Scheme

The Academic Fellowship Scheme aims to recognise the outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research of early to mid-career academics to the Bar of England and Wales. It also aims to support their research and to build stronger ties between barristers and legal academia.

The Inn works closely with universities across the UK to provide information on the profession to aspiring entrants and those who teach them. Last year, the Inner Temple reached over 1600 university students and hundreds of legal academics and tutors.

For more information on the Academic Fellows Scheme and other activities for legal academics, please contact Edwina Koroma

Applying for an Academic Fellowship

The Academic Fellowship Scheme seeks to build stronger ties with legal academics at universities across England and Wales. It also aims to recognise the outstanding contribution of legal teaching and research of early to mid-career academics to the profession. The honorary non-remunerated post will last for three years, with twelve Academic Fellows in any given year.

Academic Fellowship is conferred on notable early or mid-career academics with teaching roles who are not practising members of the Bar.

Selection Committee Criteria:

Academic Fellows may come from any academic discipline but their work must contribute to the study of law, and their teaching to the education of future legal practitioners.

Your CV and covering letter will be scored against the following criteria:

  • Active teaching role with high level of interaction with students
  • Legal research area of interest to members of the Inn
  • Willingness to contribute positively to the Inn; evidence of commitment to strengthening the legal professions
  • Ability to represent the Bar and Inn positively to a diverse audience with the skills and capabilities to succeed
  • High-calibre research with practical impact; Inn’s ability to help encourage the research area(s)

We aim to ensure a balance of institutions and legal research areas. 

Are you eligible?

  • You have less than 15 years of work experience in an academic post
  • If you are currently teaching or carrying out research at a UK based University
  • If you are not a practising member of one of the Inns of Court

Notification

Candidates are notified in October. Successful candidates will be formally announced in November at a Reader's Lecture Series event. 

How to Apply

To apply for the scheme upload a CV and Cover letter that emphasises your suitability for the scheme and highlights how you meet the neccesary criteria outlined above. The deadline for all applications is Friday 2 August 2019 at 3pm

Current Inner Temple Academic Fellows

 

2018-2021

Dr Christine Bicknell

 University of Exeter

Professor Eirik Bjorge

 University of Bristol

Dr Carmen Draghici

 City, University of London

Dr Andy Hayward

 Durham University

 

2017-2020

Dr Tatiana Cutts

LSE

Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn

University of Cambridge

Martin George

University of Leicester

LSE

 

2016-2019

Dr Yue Shuang Ang

Oxford Brooks University

Dr Vanja Hamzić

SOAS, University of London

Dr Emma Jones

Open University

Dr Insa Koch

LSE

 

Key Contact

Edwina Koroma

Education Co-ordinator

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University Outreach, Insight Events, In focus Events, Academic Fellows Scheme, Legal Academics and Professional Training

Edwina Koroma

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

University Outreach, Insight Events, In focus Events, Academic Fellows Scheme, Legal Academics and Professional Training

Edwina Koroma

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

University Outreach, Insight Events, In focus Events, Academic Fellows Scheme, Legal Academics and Professional Training