- Stanton, J. (2020). Judicial use of foreign law: A comparative analysis. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 7(1), pp. 251–264.
- Stanton, J. (2019). THE CONSTITUTION OF MALTA: SUPREMACY, PARLIAMENT AND THE SEPARATION OF POWERS. Journal of International and Comparative Law, 6(1), pp. 47–73.
- Stanton, J. (2018). Rebalancing the central-local relationship: achieving a bottom-up approach to localism in England. Legal Studies, 38(3), pp. 429–449. doi:10.1017/lst.2017.24.
- Stanton, J. (2017). The European Charter of Local Self-Government: A Treaty for Local Democracy by Chris Himsworth. Public Law, 2017(January), pp. 177–177.
- Stanton, J. (2015). Decentralisation and empowerment under the coalition government: An empirical study of local councils in London. Journal of Planning and Environment Law, (9), pp. 978–993.
- Stanton, J. (2014). The Big Society and community development: Neighbourhood planning under the Localism Act. Environmental Law Review, 16(4), pp. 262–276. doi:10.1350/enlr.2014.16.4.225.
- Stanton, J. and Bowes, A. (2014). The Localism Act 2011 and the general power of competence. Public Law, 2014.
- STANTON, J. (2012). Local sustainable development: Lessons learned from the New Deal for Communities. Environmental Law Review, 14(1), pp. 26–43.
- STANTON, J. (2012). The Coalition and the Constitution by Vernon Bogdanor. Public Law, 2012, pp. 595–598.
- STANTON, J. (2011). The Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009: A reinvigorated local democracy? Public Law, 2011, pp. 1–9.
- STANTON, J. (2011). Sustainable development law in the UK: From rhetoric to reality? by Andrea Ross. Environmental Liability, 19(6), pp. 226–227.
- STANTON, J. (2010). Parliamentary sovereignty and the Human Rights Act by Alison Young. Legal Studies, 30(4), pp. 689–693.
- STANTON, J. (2010). Examining the purpose of legal aid. Government Gazette, 2010, p. 95.
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John studied LLB Law at the University of Surrey and has a PhD in Law from Kingston University London. John was appointed Lecturer in Law at Kingston University in 2010, before moving to City, University of London in 2012. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2015.
John's expertise is within the field of Constitutional Law. He teaches "Constitutional Law" to first year LLB students and "Comparative Constitutional Law" to final years. John is co-author of "Public Law", a textbook with Oxford University Press written with Dr Craig Prescott (Bangor University). The third edition of the book was published in June 2022. John has been nominated on numerous occasions for teaching awards administered by the City Students' Union, winning the Learning Enhancement Award for Teaching in the City Law School in 2017. John is also co-director of the LLB programme.
John is an active researcher and is currently working on a project exploring the constitutional history of Malta. He has worked as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the University of Malta since 2018 and, in 2019, and published a paper in the Journal of International and Comparative Law exploring the Maltese system. John is also interested in local government, democracy and devolution. His first book, entitled "Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism" was published by Routledge in 2014 and he has contributed to a range of academic journals including Legal Studies, Public Law, the Environmental Law Review and the Journal of Environment and Planning Law. John's latest project, a book entitled "Law, Localism and the Constitution", examines central-local relations across the UK, and was published by Routledge in 2023.
John frequently presents at conferences and seminars across the world. In June 2019, he was invited to speak on the "Constitutional Position of English Cities" at a workshop on "Cities in Federalist Theory" at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In December 2020 he spoke (virtually) on "Democratic Decay in Malta" at a workshop on Constitutional Decay, Breakdown and Renewal at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Most recently, in March 2023, John presented on the evolution of autocracy in Malta at the Global Summit on Constitutionalism at the University of Texas at Austin.
John's expertise is often in demand outside the realms of academia. He has contributed to various online fora, including The Conversation, TheMJ, the UK Constitutional Law Association and the International Association of Constitutional Law. He has also been cited in The Independent. In March 2020, John was called to give oral evidence in Parliament to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on the "Progress of Devolution in England", his contributions being cited in the subsequent report.
John is an active member of the Society of Legal Scholars, the UK Constitutional Law Association, and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
- PG Cert HE, Kingston University, United Kingdom, 2011
- PhD, Kingston University London, United Kingdom, Sep 2007 – Jul 2010
- LLB, University of Surrey, UK, Sep 2004 – Jun 2007
- Senior Lecturer in Law, City, University of London, Aug 2015 – present
- Lecturer in Law, City, University of London, Sep 2012 – Jul 2015
- Lecturer in Law, Kingston University London, Sep 2010 – Aug 2012
Memberships of professional organisations
- Deputy Convenor of Public Law, Society of Legal Scholars, 2012 – present
- Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
- Member, UK Constitutional Law Association
- Member, Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Publications by category
- STANTON, J. and John (Senior Lecturer in Law at The City Law School Stanton, C.U.O.L.S.L.I.L.A.T.C.L.S.C.U.O.L.C.U. (2022). Blackstone's Statutes on Public Law and Human Rights. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-285863-4.
- Stanton, J. (2021). Blackstone's Statutes on Public Law and Human Rights 2021-2022. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-289844-9.
- Stanton, J. and Prescott, C. (2020). Public Law. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-885227-8.
- Stanton, J. and Prescott, C. (2018). Public Law. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-872293-9.
- Stanton, J. (2014). Democratic Sustainability in a New Era of Localism. Abingdon, UK: Routledge-Earthscan.
- Stanton, J. Law, Localism, and the Constitution: A Comparative Perspective. Routledge.
Internet publications (3)
- Stanton, J. (2013). The General Power of Competence and Reshaping Local Public Service Provision.
- STANTON, J. (2013). Localism in action? UK Constitutional Law Group.
- Stanton, J. The road from Gettysburg. Are we nearly there yet?
Journal articles (13)
- STANTON, J. Democracy in sustainable development: Accountability and participation in Britain's local communities. (PhD Thesis)
Working papers (2)
- Stanton, J. (2022). Small states and constitutional reform: democracy in Malta. London, UK: City Law School, City, University of London.
- Stanton, J. (2019). Metro mayors and devolution deals. CLS Working Paper Series.