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supervision of research students

I am supervising students in all areas of public international law (including the law of the sea, the law of international organizations, international environmental law, human rights, international criminal law and the European Union as an actor in international law), in comparative constitutional law (especially English and German constitutional law) and in European law (especially institutional aspects of the EC/EU, the procedure of the European Court of Justice and the foreign relations law of the EC/EU).

I am happy to discuss research projects informally. Please note, however, that supervision decisions are taken by teaching groups only after the processing of applications by Graduate Studies Office; individual members of Faculty are not able to ‘anticipate’ or pre-empt this procedure and, owing to the very high demand for graduate research places, are also not in a position to provide any assurances of availability for supervision.

If you are interested in pursuing legal research at Oxford, I suggest that you visit the web sites of the Graduate Admissions Office ( and the Law Faculty (, where you can find an on-line version of the latest edition of the prospectus and subject-specific information. Applications from research students wishing to work in the field of public international law are considered once a year in a gathered field (usually in January of each year but check the website), on the basis of an application and a research proposal (something around 500-1000 words). These should be submitted as described in the prospectus. Please note, however, that the competition for places is intense.


I strongly encourage students who want to work with me to apply to St. Anne's College. For more information on the College please visit the web site at


Oxford, 13/10/2007                          © Dr Stefan Talmon                                                                ^top