Apply for Academic Fellowship of the Inner Temple

Applying for Academic Fellowship of the Inner Temple

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.

Download more information about the role of an Academic Fellow here.

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. Please view our current fellows here:

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:

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

Deadline is 5pm on 28 August 2017


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.