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Jordan Buck

Senior Tutor in Law


Senior Tutor in Law in the Durham Law School


Jordan is a PhD candidate at Durham Law School, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through the Northern Bridge Consortium. He is also the Senior Tutor in Law, responsible for providing pedagogical guidance and professional development support to the department's part-time tutors. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Jurisprudence (MJur), both from Durham, and holds AFHEA and AIoL status.

Currently, he teaches on the LLB Law and Medicine module. He has previously been engaged with teaching on the LLB Tort Law module and the LLM Frontiers in Biolaw and Global Environmental Law modules. Aside from this, Jordan is a co-convenor of the Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS).

Current Research

Supervised by Dr Sam Halliday and Prof Emma Cave, Jordan's PhD research provides a comparative analysis of the patient-centric approach to end-of-life decision-making for patients lacking capacity, viewed through the lens of human dignity. It explores the extensive German dignity jurisprudence and compares it to the more nascent dignity jurisprudence in England and Wales, interrogating the role and impact of the protection of human dignity within the end-of-life context. Specifically, he considers how human dignity might provide the basis for consistent, patient-centric decision-making under s 4 Mental Capacity Act 2005 by setting the best interests approach into comparison with the German presumed will frameworks.

Office Hours

Jordan holds office hours from 09:00-10:00 on term-time Fridays in PCL 181. No appointment is necessary, but students are encouraged to email queries in advance. Online (Teams) meetings are available during the hour by request.