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I am a PhD Candidate and Cambridge International Scholar at the University of Cambridge. My research interests lie at the intersection(s) of the philosophy of law, political and moral philosophy, feminist philosophy, and law and language. I am Co-Chair of the Philosophy, Law and Politics Graduate Forum – a Forum that seeks to build a network for scholars working in legal and political philosophy across England – and a Lecturer (on leave) at O.P. Jindal Global University in India.

I completed the LLM at Cambridge in 2019, with a Class Rank of 2 in the cohort and a First Class Honours. I was also awarded the Cambridge Law Faculty’s George Long Prize for Jurisprudence. Before this, I finished a B.A.LLB at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences in Kolkata, India, where I graduated with three Gold Medals and was Editor of the NUJS Law Review.

My doctoral research at Cambridge explores the relevance of the ‘ethics of care’ for debates in contemporary jurisprudence. I have presented my research at the Faculty of Philosophy's Political Philosophy Workshop, the Cambridge Legal Theory Discussion Group and two editions of the Young Scholar's Workshop at Humboldt University in Berlin. I have most recently published a paper on the role of vagueness in the law which you can find here


Scholarships and Prizes

  • Cambridge International and King's College Scholarship (2020, Cambridge Trust)
  • Cambridge Society of Bombay Scholarship (2020 & 2018, CSBSF)
  • Honorary Cambridge Nehru Scholar (2020, Nehru Trust for Cambridge University)
  • George Long Prize for Jurisprudence (2019, Faculty of Law)
  • Kate Bertram Prize (2019, Lucy Cavendish College)
  • Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer Memorial Gold Medal for Legal History I and II (2018, WBNUJS)
  • Justice Bhabesh Chandra Chakrabarti Memorial Gold Medal for Trademark Law (2018, WBNUJS)
  • University Award for Best Debater (2018, WBNUJS)
  • European Society of International Law Mooting Prize for Winning the ELSA Moot Court Competition (2015, WTO)
  • Best Orator at the Grand Finals Award, ELSA Moot Court Competition (2015, WTO)

Professional Experience

Lecturer, OP Jindal Global University, Delhi (NCR) India (2019- Taught courses in Jurisprudence, Family Law and the Interpretation of Statutes.

Fields of research

Legal Philosophy, Political and Moral Philosophy, Feminist Theory, Law and Language



Dr. Lars Vinx

Start Date

Oct 2020

End date

Oct 2023




"The Value of Vagueness: A Feminist Analysis"

"Feminist Reflections on Labour: The Ethics of Care within Maternity Laws in India"

"Of Men's Rights, Motherhood and Minors: Critical Feminist Reflections on Shared Parenting Laws in India"

"Granting Animal Rights under the Indian Constitution: A Misplaced Approach? An Analysis in light of Union of India v. A Nagraja"

Jessamine Matthew
Published: Nov 2014

Book Reviews

Mutinies for Equality: Contemporary Developments in Law and Gender in India VRU Volume 54 (Issue 4) 2021