Visiting academic teaching Jersey Contract Law

Stipend: £3,300 per year in which the module runs (plus further fees of approximately £2,000 for examining). Travel expenses and hotel accommodation for teaching visits are paid by the Institute of Law.

Starting: January 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Applications are invited for a part-time appointment at the Institute of Law Jersey, teaching and examining the Jersey law of Contract. An Adjunct lecturer from the Jersey legal profession will attend and assist with the teaching.

The successful candidate will have strong teaching skills, expertise in Contract law in a common law or mixed jurisdiction, and an ability to rapidly acquire familiarity with Jersey Contract law if not already an expert in that field. They will have the ability to inspire the confidence of students enrolled on the Jersey Law Course, who are busy practitioners studying part-time to qualify as Jersey advocates and solicitors. Most students are lawyers already qualified in other jurisdictions. Experience and knowledge of French Contract law is a distinct advantage.

The approach to teaching needs to be academically rigorous and practical.  Teaching will take place over two study weekends, at tutorials (by local practitioners working under the guidance of the visiting academic), and revision sessions (led by the visiting academic with input from other members of the team).  Overall, approximately 30 hours of direct contact time with the class is expected.

There is a comprehensive study guide for the subject which the visiting academic will take on the responsibility for updating and developing, for a further fee.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to the Director of Studies, Prof. Claire de Than


Applications should be made by CV and covering letter, and sent to

The closing date for the post is 5pm on Saturday 10th November 2018.

Interviews will be held in November and may be conducted by Skype or Zoom for candidates who are not resident in the Channel Islands.


Jersey Law Course Adjunct lecturers

The Institute of Law is looking for experienced Jersey solicitors and advocates who would be willing to volunteer their time to assist Lecturers on the following Jersey Law course modules:

  • Specialists on Civil Procedures (one week end per year starting October 2019)

The Jersey Law Course is currently running the following core modules:

  • Jersey Legal System
  • Security & Bankruptcy Law
  • Civil procedures, criminal procedures & professional Ethics
  • Property Law
  • Testate and Intestate succession
  • Contract Law

As well as the following options:

  • Family Law
  • Company Law
  • Trust Law

If you specialise in another aspect of Jersey Law not included in the above modules, and would like to see your area of expertise represented, please get in touch with us. We are always looking to diversify and increase the number of courses we are running.

Library assistants

The Institute of Law is looking for one or two enthusiastic and self-motivated volunteers to help out in our library.  This is a role which encompasses a range of duties, and hours can be arranged to suit.

The role would be on a voluntary basis only as we are unable to offer remuneration.
If you would like to apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to