Dr Mark Jordan is a Lecturer in Land Law at Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton. Mark is currently the Year 3 co-ordinator, and a member of the Property and People Centre.
- Human rights and housing
- Renting law and policy
- Rent regulation and security of tenure
- Social movements and social change
- Comparative law
My main field of interest at present is exploring how housing rights are employed by social movements in campaigns for social justice. I combine different methodological approaches including doctrinal, socio-legal, critical theoretical, and comparative methods. My PhD thesis (2020) examined how housing law and policy in the UK has been shaped by constitutional change in the form of legislative devolution.
I am currently working on a number of housing law and policy research projects including a comparative study of tenant organising in Europe, a comparative study of homelessness law in Europe and the regulation of mortgage lending in the European Union. I am also involved in housing rights advocacy and have worked with tenant groups in Dublin to bring a Collective Complaint against Ireland - International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) v. Ireland Complaint No. 110/2014.
Mark is the joint module lead of Land Law, a Year 2 core module on the LLB programme. He also teaches Equity and Trusts and has taught at postgraduate levels at a number of Universities.
External roles and responsibilities
Mark attained his LLB at the National University of Ireland Galway in 2011 and was awarded his PhD in 2021 from the University of Southampton.
Mark worked as a land law researcher at the Office of the Attorney General in 2012 and following this he worked as a researcher with Ballymun Community Law Centre where he provided research support for a Collective Complaint on housing that was taken against Ireland in 2014.
Mark joined Southampton Law School in October 2012 as a Research Fellow on the Tenlaw research project from 2012-2015. After a series of short term contracts, he was appointed as Lecturer in 2016.
Mark was a visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Housing Law Rights and Policy at National University of Ireland Galway in 2021 and he has given guest lectures at a number of Universities including the University of Barcelona and the University of Bremen.
Outside of work, Mark was a founding member of St Jude's Gaelic Football Club (2013) in Southampton and he is a lifelong Mayo GAA fan.