Jordan is a stipendiary lecturer in law at Wadham College, Oxford and a DPhil Candidate at Magdalen College, Oxford. He also holds a non-stipendiary lectureship at Lady Margaret Hall and a teaching position at St Hilda's college. His college teaching comprises contract, land, and tort law. He has previously held a non-stipendiary lectureship at Magdalen College and teaching positions at various other colleges.
Jordan's DPhil research is on the discharge of contractual obligations. It is being supervised by Professor Birke Häcker. The thesis is concerned with the nature of, and justification for, the discharge of contractual obligations for reasons other than performance of the obligations. It seeks to answer questions such as:
- what justifies the discharge or ‘termination’ of contractual obligations following breach of a promissory condition (in the sense that that term is usually understood, viz. an essential term), or a sufficiently serious breach of an innominate term?
- what is the nature of discharge or ‘termination’ in these cases, and how does it relate to other areas such as frustration and common mistake? and
- what are the effects of discharge or ‘termination’, particularly in relation to the ability to claim damages for loss of bargain and restitution for failure of consideration?
In addition to his DPhil, Jordan researches on all areas of private law. He has published widely and is currently writing (with a colleague) a book on the law of tracing to be published by Federation Press.
Jordan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I, Medal) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Queensland, and a Bachelor of Civil Law (Dist) from the University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford he worked as a solicitor at an international law firm and as an Associate to Justice James Edelman at the High Court of Australia. He has taught corporations law at Australian National University, and also worked as a research assistant at the University of Queensland.
Contract, Unjust Enrichment, Tort, Trusts, and Tracing