Madelaine Clifford


Madelaine is candidate for the MPhil in Law, specialising in Public International Law, at the University of Oxford. Madelaine’s research considers the role for strategic litigation in the development of international climate change law.

In 2020, Madelaine received a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) with Distinction from the University of Oxford, where she was a scholar at Merton College. She also holds undergraduate degrees and a university medal from Bond University in Australia, where she completed her Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (French and International Relations). Prior to commencing her postgraduate studies, Madelaine practised as a solicitor in Australia where she qualified in 2017. She has worked as a lawyer, research assistant and intern in both Australian and international organisations, and speaks French with professional proficiency. 

Madelaine is a Research Assistant with the Faculty of Law at Oxford University, and an Associate Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal.