Michael Freeman   MICHAEL FREEMAN
LLM, Barrister
Emeritus Professor of English Law

contact details:
Email: michael.freeman@ucl.ac.uk

Michael Freeman joined the Faculty in 1969 after lecturing at the University of Leeds. He is the Founding Editor of the International Journal of Children's Rights; Editor of the International Journal of Law in Context, General Editor of International Library of Medicine, Ethics and Law and of the International Library of Family, Society and Law and former Editor of the Annual Survey of Family Law. He was editor of Current Legal Problems.

He has published in the areas of Family Law, Child Law and Policy, Children's Rights, Medicine, Ethics and the Law and Medical Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, and other areas of law and policy.

Michael's research interests are in the rights of children and in medical ethics particularly in relation to medically assisted reproduction and the Ethics of Public Health. He is preparing a new edition of Introduction to Jurisprudence.


Michael Freeman is the author of over 60 books including:

  • Understanding Family Law (2007);
  • The Best Interests of the Child (2007);
  • Introduction to Jurisprudence (editions in 1972, 1979, 1985, 1994 and 2001);
  • The Moral Status of Children (1997);
  • Children, Their Families and The Law (1992);
  • The Rights and Wrongs of Children (1983);
  • Cohabitation without Marriage (1983);
  • Violence in the Home - A Socio-legal Study (1979);
  • The Legal Structure (1974).

Current Teaching
Family Law
Conflict of Laws
Medicine, Ethics and Law

Children and their Rights

PhD Supervision
Michael welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral students; his areas of expertise are in Family law, including International Family Law, Child Law and Children's Rights, Law and medicine (including questions of medical ethics) and in modern jurisprudence.

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