Antonia’s research is in law and geography where she explores how law, legality and maps construct space, place and 'the local'. She has particular interests in the legal provisions and practices involved in largescale regeneration and infrastructure projects and teaches courses on property, planning and environmental law. Law, Place & Maps will be published by Glasshouse Press, Routledge in 2013. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Society and an academic member of the AHRC and the ESRC Peer Review Colleges. She is an ESRC Fellow researching Localism, Law and Governance until December 2013.
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BA in Jurisprudence University of Oxford
Masters in Public Policy & Administration Columbia University (New York)
Masters in Public Health, Columbia University (New York)
LLM London School of Economics
DPhil University of Oxford
Dr Antonia Layard completed her BA in Jurisprudence at Keble College Oxford and qualified as a solicitor in the City of London in 1992. She studied for a Masters degree in Public Policy and Administration and in Public Health, specializing in environmental health and policy, and an LLM at the London School of Economics, specialising in Environmental Law. She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford
Antonia has taught at the Universities of Oxford, East Anglia, Exeter and UCL. Before joining Birmingham Law School she was at Cardiff Law School from 2003-2011.
Antonia is an ESRC Research Fellow until December 2013 and has no teaching responsibilities during this time.
Antonia is delighted to supervise students with any interests in law and geography, environmental law, regeneration, construction or spatial governance.
Antonia’s research straddles environmental, planning, property, real estate, urban and human rights in domestic, EU and international law and draws on geographical work, particularly on place, space and scale.
Selected Research Grants:
ESRC mid-career Fellowship in law and geography on Localism, Law & Governance (ES/J004642/1) from Jan 2012-Dec 2013
AHRC Connected Communities grant on Localism, Narrative & Myth, (AH/J006602/1 with Prof. Joe Painter (Geography) at Durham and Prof. Hamish Fyfe (Storytelling) Glamorgan
AHRC Connected Communities grant Localism and Neighbourhood Planning, AH/J006580/1) with Dr. Phil Jones (PI) (Geography) Birmingham and Dr. Chris Speed (IT Design) Edinburgh College of Art)
AHRC Connected Communities grant on Taverns, locals and street corners: cross-chronological studies in community drinking, regulation and public space, AH/J006610/1, with Dr. Fabrizio Nevola (PI) (History) Bath and Dr. Jane Milling (Drama) Exeter
AHRC Connected Communities grant on Cultural Intermediaries (AH/J005320/1 with Dr. Phil Jones (PI) (Geography) Birmingham)
Antonia is an External Examiner on the Land Economy Tripos at the University of Cambridge and for Environmental and Sustainability Law at the University of Bristol.
‘Law and Localism: The Case of Multiple Occupancy Housing’ (2012) Legal Studies (forthcoming)
Property paradigms and place-making: a right to the city; a right to the street? (2012) 3(2) Journal of Human Rights and the Environment 254–272
‘The Localism Act 2011: What is ‘Local’ and how do we (legally) construct it? (2012) 14 Env L Rev 134-144
‘Localism, Exclusionary Zoning and Multi-Occupancy Housing’ in M. Diamond and T. Turnipseed (ed) Housing, Community and Identity (Ashgate (US), 2011)
‘Drawing Out the Elements of Territorial Cohesion: Rescaling Spatial Governance’ (with J. Holder) Yearbook of European Law (2011) 30(1): 358-380
‘Seeking Spatial and Environmental Justice for People and Places within the EU’ (with J. Holder) in A. Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, (ed) Critical Environmental Law (Routledge Cavendish, 2010)
‘Shopping in the Public Realm: the Law of Place’ (2010) 37(3) Journal of Law and Society 412-441