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Carl Makin



LLB (Hons) (Dunelm), MA (York), Dip. Eng. Law (Open)

I graduated with an LLB (Hons) from Durham Law School in 2016. Between my undergraduate studies and joining York Law School, I was employed by the University of Manchester to conduct due diligence on intellectual property transactions. I have a background in welfare rights and housing advice. Whilst at Durham University, I set up pro bono projects to provide free legal advice in the areas of employment and family law. 

I started my doctoral studies at the University of York in 2018 and was awarded a Economic and Social Research Council scholarship to investigate the regulation of social housing. 

My research focuses on the regulation of housing -- both within the private rented and social housing sector. I am heavily involved in housing organisations and housing activist groups. I have been a board member of Railway Housing Association in Darlington since 2018, where I sit on the Audit Committee. I am also a member of Greater Manchester Housing Action and have held executive roles in tenants’ union organisations. 

I sit on the boards of the Journal of Housing Law and the Journal of Legal Research Methodology. I am also the Editor-in-Chief of the York Law Review

Within the law school, I am a PBL tutor on the Foundations in Law I & II modules and also teach on the Introduction to Law and Society module. 

I am supervised by Professor Caroline Hunter (YLS) and Dr Alison Wallace (Centre for Housing Policy).


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Mr Carl Makin
York Law School