Professor Antonia Layard

BA(Oxon.), MPA/MPH (Columbia), LLM(Lond.), DPhil (Oxon)

  • BS8 1HH

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Research interests

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 'urban law', and the legal provisions and practices involved in regeneration and infrastructure projects. More information on her research and copies of pre-publication papers can be found at She tweets very occasionally as @antonialayard.

Antonia teaches courses on property, planning and environmental law. She is Vice-chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (2019-), is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law, Property and Society and was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Society (2010-2020). She is an academic member of the AHRC and the ESRC Peer Review Colleges. 

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • PolicyBristolGovernanceAndPublicServices
  • PolicyBristolMethodologiesAndDataAnalysis
  • PolicyBristolBusinessAndEconomicPolicy
  • Urban Research Cluster
  • Cabot Institute City Futures Research
  • Cabot Institute Water Research
  • Cabot Institute Environmental Change Research


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