Anne Richardson Oakes

Richardson Oates Anne

Associate Professor and Director: Centre for American Legal Studies

School of Law
Email:
anne.oakes@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
+44 (0)121 331 6644
Biography

Dr Anne Richardson Oakes is an Associate Professor of American Legal Studies in Birmingham City University's School of Law.  She is Director of the Centre for American Legal Studies and currently teaches US Constitutional Law and Research Methods. She is also a member of the Society of Legal Scholars.

Current Activity

Recent conferences attended

  • Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities 16th Annual Meeting Sculpting the Human, March 2013.
  • Law & Society Annual Meeting Boston MA June 2013 -Power, Privilege, and the Pursuit of Justice: Legal Challenges in Precarious Times.
  • BASA Conference Nottingham
  • ANZL Law & History Conference, Melbourne
  • AALS Workshop New York June 2010 –"Post Racial" Civil Rights Law, Politics and Legal Education:  New and Old Color Lines in the Age of Obama
  • Law, Language & Literature Colloquium, Center for Research on Common Law (University of Paris-Ouest, Nanterre, Paris)

Editorships

  • Associate Editor: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (2010)
  • Editor-in-Chief: British Journal of American Legal Studies

Current External Examinerships

  • University of South Wales
  • Nottingham Trent University

PhD Students

  • Director of Studies for Ilaria di Gioia, Birmingham City University School of Law
  • Supervisor for Daniel Gough, Birmingham City University School of Law
  • Supervisor for Gareth Lee, Birmingham City University School of Law
  • Supervisor for Henry Nani, Birmingham City University School of Law
Areas of Expertise
  • Equal Protection jurisprudence of US Supreme Court with particular reference to desegregation (special interest: the Boston public schools), the recent affirmative action cases and interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Judicial ethics (special interest in comparative perspectives)
  • Human Rights and Property (special interest: the resonances between ECHR property jurisprudence and the Takings Clause jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court).
Research

Anne's specialist areas of interest include:

  • Equal Protection jurisprudence of US Supreme Court with particular reference to desegregation (special interest: the Boston public schools), the recent affirmative action cases and interdisciplinary perspectives.
  • Judicial ethics (special interest in the United States Supreme Court’s “jurisprudence of appearances”).
  • Human Rights and Property (special interest: the resonances between ECHR property jurisprudence and the Takings Clause jurisprudence of the U.S. Supreme Court).
Publications

Peer-reviewed articles
Richardson Oakes, A. (2008) From Pedagogical Sociology to Constitutional Adjudication: The Meaning of Desegregation in Social Science Research and Law. 14 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 61(2008).* pp 61-108

Richardson Oakes A. (2010) Lawyers and Social Scientists: A Love Match or Marriage of Convenience 5(8) International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences pp89-100 (2010).

Richardson Oakes A.(2010), Desegregation in Boston: The Lens of the Present and the Lens of the Past, [2010] ANZLH E-Journal, Refereed Paper No 3, (29 pages)

Richardson Oakes A. & Davies H. (2011) Process, Outcomes and the Invention of Tradition: The Growing Importance of the Appearance of Judicial Neutrality 51 Santa Clara L. Rev.573 (2011).* pp573-624

Richardson Oakes A, (2012) Precision or Meaningless Jargon? Schools and Race in the Language of the Law International Journal of Law, Language & Discourse (19 pages)

Davies H. & Richardson Oakes A. Problems of Perception in the European Court of Human Rights: A Matter of Evidence?, 3 St. John's Journal of International & Comparative Law , 120 (2013).

Books
Richardson Oakes A.(ed.), Controversies in Equal Protection in America (Ashgate Publishing , forthcoming, 2015)

Richardson Oakes A, Desegregating Boston’s Schools: A Matter of Expertise (in preparation)

Davies H. & Richardson Oakes A. (2011) The Doctrine of Appearances: The Demise of Rational Objectivity (currently under review).

In preparation
Richardson Oakes A, Down the Rabbit-Hole with Justice Scalia: Does the Concept of Judicial Takings Have a Place in ECHR Property Jurisprudence?

Killingley J and Richardson Oakes A, Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? The Vexed Question of Due Process and Judicial Impartiality

Chapters
Richardson Oakes A. Experts and Schools Desegregation: A Methodological Inquiry (in preparation).

Richardson Oakes A ,Equal Protection and the Problem of Identity,in Richardson Oakes A. (ed.), Controversies in Equal Protection in America (forthcoming).

Recent Conference papers
Judicial Advisors and the Due Process Model: Challenges for Adversarialism. (Paper (Co-authored with Haydn Davies) presented at the “Experts Authority and Law” Conference at Hull University 15 September 2009)

They Had a Dream – Litigation for Social Change and the Limits of Rights Discourse (Paper (co-authored with Julian Killingley) presented to 54th Annual Conference of BAAS Nottingham 2009).

Lawyers & Social Scientists: A Love-Match or Marriage of Convenience? (Paper presented to 5th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Cambridge August 2010) An earlier version of this paper was presented at Hull University as part of the Law School’s Experts and Expertise Series of Workshops April 2010).

Desegregation in Boston: The Lens of the Present and the Lens of the Past( Paper presented to 29th ANZL Law & History Conference Melbourne December 2010).

Precision or Meaningless Jargon? Schools and Race in the Language of the Law (Paper presented to Law, Language & Literature Colloquium, Center for Research on Common Law (University of Paris-Ouest, Nanterre, Paris) June 2011

Recent Seminar Papers

Narratives of Impropriety in a Schools Desegregation Suit (Paper presented to staff seminar, Law School BCU March 2009).

Experts and Schools Desegregation: A Methodological Inquiry (Paper presented to staff seminar, Law School, BCU 8 February 2011).

Davies H. & Richardson Oakes A. The Doctrine of Appearances: The Demise of Rational Objectivity, BCU (2011).