British Journal of American Legal Studies

The British Journal of American Legal Studies is the premier American legal studies journal in Europe. This peer reviewed, cross-disciplinary journal is a bridge between American and European legal scholarship focused on American legal issues.

The journal has a theoretical focus, but will occasionally publish articles with a doctrinal or empirical focus that cast light on important issue within the journal's remit. The journal highlights scholarship examining shared intellectual traditions between America, Britain and Europe.

Authors whose work draws connections between American, British and European constitutional, political, historical, intellectual ideas and materials informing legal studies are particularly welcome to submit articles to the journal.  

Latest issue of the British Journal of American Legal Studies

All submissions will be peer-refereed through anonymous referee processes.

The British Journal of American Legal Studies is published by the Centre for American Legal Studies, The School of Law, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr Anne Richardson Oakes

Deputy Editors

  • Dr Ilaria Di-Gioia, Birmingham City University 
  • Dr Mitchell Longan, Birmingham City University

Associate Editors

  • Prof Sarah Cooper, Birmingham City University 
  • Prof Julian Killingley, Birmingham City University 
  • Dr Alice Storey, Birmingham City University 
  • Seth Barrett Tillman, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Editorial Team Leader 2023-24

Melisa Oleschuk

Birmingham City University Student Editorial Assistants 2023-24

  • Carson Lloyd
  • Max Powell
  • Xavier Patterson
  • Owen Yates

Editorial Board

  • Hon. Joseph A. Greenaway Jr., Circuit Judge 3rd Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Raymond J. McKoski, Circuit Judge (retired), 19th Judicial Circuit Court, IL. Adjunct Professor of Law, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL
  • Prof Antonio Aunion, University of Jaen, Andalucia
  • Prof Francine Banner, Phoenix School of Law, AZ
  • Prof Devon W. Carbado, UCLA, CA
  • Dr Damian Carney, University of Portsmouth, UK
  • Dr Simon Cooper, Reader in Property Law, Oxford Brookes University
  • Prof Randall T. Coyne, Frank Elkouri and Edna Asper Elkouri Professor, College of Law, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK
  • Mark George QC, Garden Court Chambers, Manchester, UK
  • Prof Larry Hammond, Osborne Maledon PA, Phoenix AZ
  • Prof Carolyn Hoyle, Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford, UK
  • Prof James Kousouros, CALS Visiting Professor, NY
  • Prof Ian Loveland, City University London, UK
  • Prof James Maxeiner, Center for International & Comparative Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, MD
  • Prof Ruth Miller, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
  • Dr Anne-Marie O'Connell, University Toulouse 1 Capitole
  • Prof Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence & Political Science, Amherst College, MA
  • Dr Stephen W. Smith, Cardiff University, UK
  • Prof Carrie Sperling, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, AZ
  • Prof Clive Stafford Smith, Reprieve
  • Dr Timothy Stanley, Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, UK
  • Prof. Adam N. Steinman, Professor of Law & Frank M. Johnson Faculty Scholar, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Prof Russell Wheeler, The Brookings Institution, Washington DC