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Senior Lecturer in Law, City, University of London

Dr John Stanton studied for his LLB at the University of Surrey, graduating with a 2.1 in 2007. From there, he went to Kingston University and spent 3 years researching his PhD under the supervision of Professor Matthew Humphreys and lecturing on a part-time basis. Awarded the doctorate in November 2010, John's thesis was entitled 'Democracy in sustainable development: Accountability and participation in Britain's local communities'.

John is widely published within the field of Constitutional Law and, particularly, local government law. His first book - an evolution of his PhD thesis - was published in 2014 and his first student textbook, entitled 'Public Law' and co-authored with Dr Craig Prescott, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018. He has also published in journals such as Public Law, Legal Studies, the Environmental Law Review and the Journal of Environment and Planning Law. John has also contributed to various online fora, including The Conversation, TheMJ, and the UK Constitutional Law Association Blog. He has also been cited in The Independent.

John was appointed Lecturer in Law at Kingston University in September 2010, and taught on a range of modules, in particular Constitutional and Administrative Law. John joined The City Law School in September 2012 and teaches Constitutional and Administrative Law on the LLB programme and Public Law on the GDL degree. He also runs an LLB3 elective entitled 'Government, Law and Democracy'. Promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015, John was awarded the Learning Enhancement Award for Teaching in the City Law School in 2017.

John is an active member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the UK Constitutional Law Association and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.


  • 2012–present
    Lecturer, City Law School, City University London
  • 2010–2012
    Lecturer, Law School, Kingston University London