Ciara Kennefick


Ciara Kennefick is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and Official Student (Tutorial Fellow) in Law at Christ Church. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Paris (Panthéon-Assas) and a Research Fellow at the Institute of European and Comparative Law in Oxford.

Ciara’s research examines private law in both England and France from comparative and historical perspectives. She is currently completing a monograph on The Just Price in Contracts in England and France: Receptions, Contrasts and Convergence which will be published by Hart. She is also working on separate projects which focus on the law of servitudes in both systems.

Ciara completed her graduate degrees in law (BCL, MPhil and DPhil) at the University of Oxford. As an undergraduate, she studied law and French literature at University College Cork, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Montpellier.

Ciara has been at Oxford for most of her academic career. During her doctoral studies, she was a Lecturer at Pembroke College. Following the defence of her thesis, she was elected to a Career Development Fellowship at The Queen’s College. She then held a Lectureship at King’s College London before returning to Oxford in 2019 to take up her current position.