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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Professor Nicola Taylor


Professor of Family Law, University of Otago, New Zealand



Professor Nicola Taylor, BSW (Hons), CQSW, LLB (Hons), PhD, is the Director of the Children’s Issues Centre in the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She teaches Family Law and also holds the Alexander McMillan Leading Thinker Chair in Childhood Studies. Nicola is a leading socio-legal researcher and has undertaken many studies with children, parents and professionals on family justice and children’s rights issues including post-separation care arrangements, relocation, international child abduction, children’s views and participation, child-inclusive practice, family dispute resolution, relationship property division and succession law. Her research findings have been invaluable in informing legislative, legal policy and professional practice developments within New Zealand and internationally.



Child and family law; Children's rights
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