Jordan is a proud Aboriginal man from Queensland. He is currently undertaking a DPhil in Law at Magdalen College, Oxford after having completed a Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) at Oxford. He is the recipient of the 2019 Queensland Rhodes Scholarship and previously the 2018 Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholarship.
In addition to his research, Jordan holds a stipendiary lectureship in law at St Hilda's College, and will be taking up a position as a Supernumerary Teaching Fellow in Law at St John's College in October 2021. He teaches, or has taught, Contract, Tort, Land, and Trusts on the undergraduate law course at Oxford, as well as Commercial Remedies and Restitution of Unjust Enrichment on the BCL/MJur masters courses. Jordan has also published widely across all areas of private law and (with a colleague) a book on the law of tracing to be published by Federation Press later this year.
Jordan graduated with a combined Bachelor of Commerce and Law with First Class Honours in Law from the University of Queensland in 2016. He also received the University Medal in Law. Prior to coming to Oxford, Jordan was a solicitor specialising in Dispute Resolution with King & Wood Mallesons, after a year as an Associate to the Honourable Justice James Edelman of the High Court of Australia.
Jordan is committed to increasing Indigenous representation in the law, being a role model for other Indigenous Australians, and positively influencing the perspectives of non-Indigenous Australians.
I often find myself thinking about my grandmother and my father (who have both passed). I find that being in the Oxford bubble of privilege you can forget sometimes how far you have come and where your friends and family might still be. If I am not careful, it can be very easy to think that this is normal - clearly it is not. It is an immense privilege. Thinking about them keeps me grounded, reminds me why I'm here, and (unsurprisingly) continues to drive me to succeed in ways I never thought possible. It's comforting to think that they are still influencing my life even though they are no longer here physically.