About Me

Lucinda Ferguson – Biography

Lucinda Ferguson is Associate Professor of Family Law at the University of Oxford; and Tutorial Fellow in Law at Oriel College, Oxford.  She holds an MA in Jurisprudence (English Law with German Law) from Magdalen College, Oxford, a BCL from the University of Oxford, and an LLM from Queen’s University, Canada.  She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Lucinda has published articles on the nature and justifiability of financial obligations upon relationship breakdown; children’s rights, age-based rules, and designing frameworks for making legal decisions that affect children; child protection and cultural diversity; and critical perspectives on education law.  Previously, she has been commissioned to produce research for the Law Commission of Canada and invited to talk to Canadian provincial governments on various matters relating to children’s and family law, particularly the use of age-based rules in regulating children’s entitlement to make legally effective decisions and the impact of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child on provincial government policy and practice.  Her research is on SSRN, Academia.edu, and ResearchGate.

In 2016, Lucinda was a finalist for Oxford University Press’ national Law Teacher of the Year award.  In 2015, she was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Oxford; and in 2011-12, the Oxford University Student Union Teaching Award for the Most Acclaimed Lecturer in the Social Sciences Division.

Outside of the University, she is an Associate Member of 1 King’s Bench Walk, a leading specialist family and children’s law barristers’ chambers.