Jaani Riordan completed undergraduate degrees in computer science and law at the University of Melbourne (Australia), graduating with first class honours and the top first in law.
He worked as a solicitor in the Melbourne office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) until 2009, when he was awarded a Clarendon Scholarship, James Fairfax Oxford-Australia Trust Scholarship and Overseas Research Studentship to read for a DPhil in law at Magdalen College, Oxford.
Jaani’s research examined the liability of intermediaries for third party wrongdoing on the internet, and was supervised by Roderick Bagshaw. He was also a lecturer in contract and trusts law at University College, Oxford.
In his spare time, Jaani enjoys playing violin, opera, fencing and photography.