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Professor Jodi Gardner is the Brian Coote Chair in Private Law at the University of Auckland. Her research focuses on the relationship between the private law and social policy. She analyses how the private law interacts with social welfare, including the limitations of doctrinal law in responding to the challenges posed by poverty and inequality. Professor Gardner's research has covered topics including inequality in contract law, vulnerability in tort law, high-cost credit agreements, the impact of austerity measures, debt collection contracts, the effect of technological developments on equality and financial exclusion, and concurrent liability in tort and contract.


  • –present
    Professor, Law School, University of Auckland, Waipapa Taumata Rau