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

Coventry University No.1 Modern University No.1 Modern University in the Midlands
Coventry University awarded TEF GOLD Teaching Excellence Framework
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2020
Coventry City of Culture 2021