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Senior Lecturer in Law, Department of Law / Centre for Crime, Justice and Security, Staffordshire University

Dr John McGarry's research interests include all aspects of public law and legal theory. His publications include: Intention, Supremacy and the Theories of Judicial Review (Routledge, 2016); ‘The Importance of an Expansive Test of Standing’ (2014) 19(1) Judicial Review 60-64; ‘The Possibility and Value of Coherence’ (2013) 34(1) Liverpool Law Review 17-26; ‘The Principle of Parliamentary Sovereignty’ Legal Studies (2012 )32(4) Legal Studies 577-599; and ‘Named, Shamed, and Defamed by the Police’ (2011) 5(3) Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice 219-227. He is also the co-editor of two volumes of collected papers, with Dr Ian Bryan and Dr Peter Langford: The Foundation of the Juridico-Political: Concept Formation in Kelsen and Weber (Routledge, 2015) and The Reconstruction of the Juridico-Political: Affinity and Divergence in Kelsen and Weber (Routledge, 2016).

John is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the Socio-Legal Studies Association, the UK Constitutional Law Group and the Law and Courts Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • 2018–present
    Associate Lecturer in Law, University of Bolton
  • 2003–2017
    Reader in Law, Edge Hill University


  • 2009 
    University of Central Lancashire, PhD
  • 1997 
    University of Central Lancashire , LL.B
  • Stoke, United Kingdom
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