Oxford Policy Fellows are high-calibre lawyers with an exceptional skill set. The Fellows have a strong academic track-record, with most of them holding master’s degrees in law or a related field. While all Fellows have legal experience, the nature of their experience is diverse. Some have worked in law firms, while others have a background in consultancy or the public sector. Similarly, the legal specialisation ranges, for example, from trade law, infrastructure to public-private partnerships.
Working in another country in a high-pressure environment requires a plethora of soft skills such as: interpersonal skills, resilience, flexibility and an ability to solve problems. These skills help Fellows to adapt to a dynamic environment and to foster trusting relationships with government colleagues.
To date, OPF’s 30 Fellows have come from 12 different countries from around the world. Nearly 60 per cent of them from LMICs.
Watch this video to see how Fellows describe a successful Fellow.
Here are some examples of what Fellows do: