Professor Mark Freedland

Professor Mark Freedland

Emeritus Fellow


My university teaching is mainly in the field of employment law; I give lectures and seminars in the undergraduate course in Labour Law and in the graduate courses in International Economic Law and Labour Rights, and in European Employment Law. I also take part in seminars in Comparative Public Law and run a course for research students in Legal Research Method. My college tutorial teaching includes, as well as employment law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and, occasionally, Introduction to the Law and the Law of Trusts.

Research Interests

My research interests combine the two fields of employment law and public law. On the employment law side, I am especially interested in all aspects of the law of the contract of employment, and in the law relating to employment and training policy. I have recently been or am currently engaged in producing studies for the European Commission on data protection in employment, and for the International Labour Organisation on the scope of employment protection legislation. On the public law side, I have concentrated on the law relating to public services, and have been and am engaged in research and writing in that area in collaboration with colleagues especially in Paris and at the European University Institute in Florence. The most recent outcome of that work has been a book entitled Public Services and Citizenship in European Law.