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Name Professor David Cowan
Job title Professor of Law and Policy
Department University of Bristol Law School University of Bristol
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Qualifications LLB(Soton)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies I was Vice-Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association from 2001-2003, and a member of the Civil Justice Council's Housing and Land Sub-Committee from 2000-2004. I am a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Law and Society, Policy and Politics, and I am currently an editor of Social and Legal Studies.
Keywords homelessness
housing law
social housing
private rented sector
judging
human rights
Areas of expertise My research is mostly socio-legal, and focuses on social theory and the housing system(s). My books include Homelessness: The (In)Appropriate Applicant (Dartmouth, 1997), Housing Law and Policy (MacMillan, 1999), as well as co-authored books, The Appeal of Internal Review (Hart, 2003), Regulating Social Housing: Governing Decline (Glasshouse, 2005) and Regulating Renting: Governing the Private Rented Sector (Routledge, 2007).

I have conducted and managed research funded by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, the Nuffield Foundation, and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

I am a Visiting Academic Consultant at the Law Commission, 2005-2007, working on projects concerning housing adjudication and compliance.