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.

 

Apply Now 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


Please send your CV (no longer than five pages) and your covering letter (no longer than two pages) to:

academicfellows@innertemple.org.uk

Applications will be rejected if they are not submitted to the above email address by:

Deadline is 5pm on 28 August 2017

Notification

Candidates are notified in October. You will be formally announced on 13 November at a Readers Lecture series event. We ask that you keep this evening free, should you be selected.

Current Inner Temple Academic Fellows

 

 

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

Canterbury Christ Church University

Dr Tarun Khaitan

University of Oxford

Dr Ruvi Ziegler

University of Reading

 

2014-2017

 

Dr Yvonne McDermott Rees

Swansea University

Dr Colin King

University of Sussex

Dr Shazia Choudhry

Queen Mary University of London

Dr Dimitrios Giannopoulous

Brunel University London

 

Key Contact

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

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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.