Jordan English

Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Law at St John's College, Oxford


Jordan is a Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Law at St John's College Oxford. He teaches Trusts, Land, and Roman law at the undergraduate level, and Commercial Remedies and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment on the BCL/MJur. He has also taught Contract and Tort. 

Jordan's research extends to all areas of private law and slightly beyond:

  • he is the co-author of The Law of Tracing (Federation Press, 2021) which, in addition to explaining the tracing rules, explores the concept of 'equitable property' and the nature of bank accounts; and
  • he is the co-author of Federal Proceeds of Crime Law (Thomson Reuters, 2023) which explores federal laws in Australia that permit the confiscation of property and other benefits derived from the commission of criminal offences, as well as the instruments of such offences; and
  • he is also working on a monograph on the discharge of contractual obligations in cases other than performance (i.e. following breach, frustration, and common mistake). The central argument is that all these instances of discharge are explicable as instances of failure of condition. Discharge of Contractual Obligations for Failure of Condition will be published by Oxford University Press in 2024. 

Jordan's research has been cited by the High Court of Australia, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, and the England and Wales High Court (Commercial Court). 

Jordan completed a DPhil in Law and obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law (Dist) from the University of Oxford. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I, Medal) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Queensland. Before coming to Oxford he worked as a solicitor in dispute resolution at an international law firm and as an Associate to Justice James Edelman at the High Court of Australia. 

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