Academic Fellows

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.

Current 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.

We are looking for people who match the following criteria:

  • Active teaching role with high level of interaction with students
  • Legal research area of interest to members of the Inn, in particular student members for Qualifying Sessions
  • 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 at the Bar
  • 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.

 

September 2020 Update:

To coincide with the ten year anniversary of the inaugural Academic Fellows Scheme we have undertaken a review which may change how the scheme is administered. Under the spectre of COVD-19 and with the uncertainty of the academic year we have taken the decision to postpone the opening of the scheme. This will now open in the summer of 2021. Further information and guidelines will be available on the website in spring 2021, in the meantime please do sign up below to be notified of any updates.

 

The prospective timeline is as follows:

Applications open - June/July 2021

Review of applications – July – September 2021

New Intake of Fellows – October 2021

 

Notification

To be notified about the opening of applications for the scheme, and further updates, please sign up for an email alert here.

Current Inner Temple Academic Fellows

 

2019-2022

Dr Russell Buchan

University of Sheffield

Dr Aoife Daly  

University of Liverpool  

Dr Davor Jancic

Queen Mary University of London

Dr Hannah Quirk

King’s College London

 

2018-2021

Dr Carmen Draghici

City, University of London

Dr Andy Hayward

Durham University

Dr Christine Bicknell

University of Exeter

Professor Eirik Bjorge

University of Bristol

 

2017-2020

Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn

University of Cambridge

Dr Solène Rowan

London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Tatiana Cutts

London School of Economics and Political Science

Martin George

University of Leicester

 
  
  
  
  
 

Key Contact

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

Edwina Koroma

Education Co-ordinator

Bio

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