Mark Ryan

Senior Lecturer in Law

Coventry Law School
Faculty of Business and Law
Coventry University
Priory Street

Room: GE205

Telephone: +44 (0) 24 7688 8988


• P.G.C.E., Cardiff University
• Teaching Certificate, Further Education
• M.A., European Convention, City University, London
• P.G.Dip., Law, City University, London
• B.A., Irish History and Politics, Magee University College, Ulster University

Professional Licences and Certifications:
• 1993-present, Called to the bar as a Barrister, (currently non-practising), Honourable Society of Gray's Inn

Research Interests:
• Public Law: Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, European Union Law and Civil Liberties
• Constitutional Reform

Selected Outputs:
• Ryan, M. (2013) 'The latest attempt at reform of the House of Lords - one step forward and another one back'. Nottingham Law Journal 22
• Ryan, M. (2013) 'The Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011'. Public Law 213
• Ryan, M. (2013) 'The reform of the House of Lords - A brief update'. Coventry Law Journal 16 (2),64
• Ryan, M. (2012) 'A summary of the developments in the reform of the House of Lords since 2005'. Nottingham Law Journal 65
• Ryan, M. (2010) Unlocking Constitutional and Administrative Law. 2nd edn. London: Hodder Arnold
• Ryan, M. (2009) 'A Consensus on the Reform of the House of Lords?'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 60, 325-343
• Ryan, M. (2009) 'Central-Local Government Relations'. Coventry Law Journal 14
• Ryan, M. (2008) 'Sum of Constituent Parts'. New Law Journal 158 (7322),739-741
• Ryan, M. (2008) 'The House that Jack Built'. New Law Journal 158,1197
• Ryan, M. (2007) 'Bringing the House down'. New Law Journal 157,7301
• Ryan, M. (2005) 'The House of Lords and the Shaping of the Supreme Court'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly 56, 135-170
• Ryan, M. (2004) 'A Supreme Court for the United Kingdom?'. Talking Politics 17 (1), 18-20
• Ryan, M. (2003) 'Parliament and the Joint Committee on House of Lords Reform'. Law Teacher 38 (2), 310-327
• Ryan, M. (2000) 'The Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of Lords: A Case of Constitutional Evolution Rather Than Revolution'. Coventry Law Journal 5 (1)
• Ryan, M. (1999) 'Reform of the House of Lords: A Deceptively Simple Process?'. Coventry Law Journal 4 (1)

• Constitutional and Administrative law
• Nature of law/jurisprudence

Other Responsibilities:
• Supervision of Projects/Independent Study as required
• Module leader for third year Projects

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