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 Sub-Treasurer, Patrick Maddams, said:

“Since its foundation, a core function of the Inner Temple has been legal education. Today, many of our leading legal academics are members of the Inn. We are delighted to welcome these ‘academics to watch’ to the Inner Temple community and look forward to working with them in coming years. They will be joining some of the top senior barristers, judges and international leaders today.”

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 Struan Campbell.

 

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, 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.

Are you eligible?

  • If you are not a member of one of the Inns of Court
  • 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

Applications are now being accepted

Applications are now open for 2018 to 2021 fellowships. The deadline is 10am on 23 July 2018.

What do I need to submit?

Please submit a covering letter and CV.

  • Your covering letter should set out clearly how you meet the criteria of the scheme and should be no longer than three pages
  • Your CV should be no longer than five pages

You may find the cover letter resource from Jobs.ac.uk helpful. Click here to access it.

Who do I submit it to?

Please submit your application to academicfellows@innertemple.org.uk by the deadline of 10am on 23 July 2018.

Notification

Candidates are notified in October. You will be formally announced on 19 November at a Readers Lecture series event. 

Please keep the 19 November free, if you're applying for a fellowship 

To be notified about future applications rounds, please sign up for an email alert here.

Current Inner Temple Academic Fellows

 

2017-2020

 

Dr Claire Fenton-Glynn

University of Cambridge

Dr Solène Rowan

LSE

Dr Tatiana Cutts

LSE

Martin George

University of Leicester

 

2016-2019

 

Dr Vanja Hamzić

SOAS, University of London

Dr Insa Koch

LSE

Dr Yue Shuang Ang

Oxford Brooks University

Dr Emma Jones

Open University

 

2015-2018

 

Dr Alison Lui

Liverpool John Moores University

Dr Adaeze Okoye

University of Brighton 

Dr Tarun Khaitan

University of Oxford

Dr Ruvi Ziegler

University of Reading

 

Key Contact

Struan Campbell

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Struan Campbell

Outreach Manager

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University Outreach Events, Research, PASS, Academic Fellows Scheme, Legal Academics, Press, Publications and Social Media.

Struan Campbell

Outreach Manager

Bio

University Outreach Events, Research, PASS, Academic Fellows Scheme, Legal Academics, Press, Publications and Social Media.