Professor Anthony Bradney

Title: Professor of Law
Phone: +44(0)1782 733018
Email: a.bradney@keele.ac.uk
Location: Chancellor's Building, room CBC 2.022
Role: Faculty PGR Director for the Social Sciences
Legal Skills and Legal Systems Convenor
Jurisprudence Convenor
Contacting me: Office hours Fridays, 12-1pm
or email to make an appointment

Anthony Bradney graduated with an LLB from the University of Hull. He then completed a BA at the Open University. Between 1977 and 2004 he was lecturer in law, senior lecturer in law and then Professor of Law at the University of Leicester. Between 2004 and 2006 he was Professor of Law at the University of Sheffield. In 2006 he was appointed Professor of Law at Keele University.  He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.

Anthony Bradney’s research interests lie mainly in the fields of law and religion, legal pluralism, law and popular culture, law and literature, university legal education and judicial studies.

 

 

Selected Publications

  • Bradney AGD. 2014. Honor Matters Most: Judging Law in the "Spenser" Novels of Robert B Parker. In Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives. Asimow M, Brown K, Papke D (Eds.). (22 vols.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Bradney AGD. 2011. Aristocratic Values, the Liberal Law School and the Modern Lawyer. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2009. Law and Faith in a Sceptical Age. Routledge/Glass House Press.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2003. Conversations, Choices and Chances: The Liberal Law School in the Twenty-first Century. Hart Publishing .
  • Bradney A and Cownie F. 2000. Living without law. Dartmouth Pub Co.

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Bradney AGD, Cownie F, Masson J, Neal A, Newell D. 2017. How to Study Law. (8th ed.). London: Sweet and Maxwell.
  • Bradney A, Cownie F, Masson J, Neal A, Newell D. 2014. How to Study Law. (7th ed ed.). London: Sweet and Maxwell.
  • Bradney AGD, Cownie F, Burton M. 2013. English Legal System in Context. (6th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cownie F, Bradney A, Burton M. 2010. English Legal System in Context. (5th ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Bradney A, Cownie F, Masson, J, Neal A, Newell D. 2010. How to Study Law. (6th ed.). London: Sweet and Maxwell.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2009. Law and Faith in a Sceptical Age. Routledge/Glass House Press.
  • BRADNEY AGD, Cownie F, Burton M. 2007. The English Legal System in Context. (4th edition ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • BRADNEY AGD, Cownie F, Masson J, Neal A, Newell D. 2005. How to study law. (5th edition ed.). Sweet and Maxwell.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2003. Conversations, Choices and Chances: The Liberal Law School in the Twenty-first Century. Hart Publishing .
  • BRADNEY AGD, Cownie F, Burton M. 2003. The English Legal System in Context. (3rd edition ed.). Butterworths.
  • Cownie FC, Bradney A, Masson J, Neal AC, Newell D. 2000. How to Study Law. (4th ed.). Sweet and Maxwell.
  • Ferrari S and Bradney A. 2000. Islam and European legal systems. Ashgate Pub Ltd.
  • Bradney A and Cownie F. 2000. Living without law. Dartmouth Pub Co.
  • Cownie FC and Bradney A. 2000. Living Without Law - An Ethnography of Dispute Avoidance and Resolution in the Religious Society of Friends. Ashgate.
  • Bradney AGD and Cownie F. 1999. Teaching Legal System. National Centre for Legal education.
  • Bradney AGD. 1998. Transformative Visions of Legal Education. Basil Blackwell.
  • Cownie F and Bradney A. 1996. The English Legal System in Context. Butterworths.
  • Cownie FC, Bradney A, Masson J, Neal AC, Newell D. 1995. How to Study Law. (3rd ed.). London: Sweet and Maxwell.
  • Bradney AGD, Cownie F, Masson J, Neal A, Newell D. 1995. How to Study Law. (3rd ed.). Sweet and Maxwell.
  • Bradney AGD. 1993. Religions, Rights and Laws. Leiecster University Press.
  • Bradney A. 1992. International Law and Armed Conflict. Franz Steiner.
  • Bradney AGD, Cownie F, Masson J, Neal A, Newell D. 1991. How to Study Law. (2nd ed.). Sweet and Maxwell.
  • Bradney AGD, Fisher V, Masson J, Neal A. 1986. How to Study Law. (1st ed.). Sweet and Maxwell.
  • Bradney AGD, Cownie F, Masson J, Neal A, Newell D. How to Study Law. Sweet and Maxwell.
  • Bradney A, Cownie F, Masson J, Neal A, Newell D. 2010. How to Study Law. (6th ed ed.). London: Sweet and Maxwell.

Journal Articles

  • Cownie F and Bradney A. 2017. An Examined Life: Research into University Legal Education in the United Kingdom and the Journal of Law and Society. JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY, vol. 44, S129-S143. link> doi>
  • Bradney AGD. 2016. Carek Stolker: Rethinking the Law School: Education, Research, Outreach and Governance. Journal of Law and Society, vol. 43(3). doi> link>
  • Bradney A. 2015. RELIGION, LAW AND SOCIETY. JOURNAL OF LAW AND SOCIETY, vol. 42(3), 460-463. link> doi>
  • Bradney AGD. 2014. Le Royaume-Uni, la religion et le droit penal. Archives de Politique Criminelle, 199-212.
  • Bradney AGD. 2011. “For an Against the Law: ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, ‘Angel’ and the Academy”. Entertainment and Sports Law Journal, vol. 9(1).
  • Bradney AGD. 2011. Aristocratic Values, the Liberal Law School and the Modern Lawyer. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.
  • Bradney AGD. 2011. English university law schools, the age of austerity and human flourishing. International Journal of the Legal Profession, vol. 18, 59. doi>
  • Bradney AGD. How to Live: Aristocratic Values, the Liberal Law School and the Modern Lawyer. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues, vol. 2011(2), Article 5.
  • Bradney A. 2010. Law and Religion in Multicultural Societies. LAW SOC REV, vol. 44(1), 189-190.
  • Cownie F and Bradney A. 2009. In Pursuit of Justice. International Journal of the Legal Profession, vol. 16, 33-41.
  • Bradney A. 2009. Micropolitics and the Preservation of Academic Autonomy in British University Law Schools. Canadian Legal Education Annual Review, vol. 3, 115-131.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2009. The inspection of ultra-orthodox Jewish schools: 'the audit society' and 'the society of scholars'. Child and Family Law Quarterly, vol. 21(2), 133-154.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2008. Elite values in the twenty-first century, United Kingdom law schools. The Law Teacher, vol. 42, 291-301.
  • BRADNEY A. 2008. Representations of Justice. Law and Humanities, vol. 2, 271-275.
  • BRADNEY A. 2008. Transforming legal education: learning and teaching law in the early twenty-first century. Journal of Law and Society, vol. 35, 565-570. doi>
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2007. Can There Be Commensurability in Comparative Legal Education?. Canadian Legal Education Annual Review, vol. volume 1, 67-84.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2006. 'It's about power': law in the fictional setting of a quaker meeting in the everyday reality of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Issues in Legal Scholarship, vol. 8. doi>
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2006. Ranking University Law Schools. European Journal of Legal Education, vol. 3, 55-58.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2006. The politics and ethics of researching the buffyverse. Slayage, vol. 19.
  • Cownie F and Bradney A. 2005. Gothic horror? A response to Margaret Thornton. SOCIAL & LEGAL STUDIES, vol. 14(2), 277-285. link> doi>
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2005. 'The morally ambiguous crowd': the image of a large law firm in 'angel'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 56, 21-37.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2004. University law schools and the legal profession: the academic legal profession- academic or legal?. European Journal of Legal Education, vol. 1(2), 1-14.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2003. Choosing laws, choosing families: images of law, love and authority in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'. Web journal of current legal issues, vol. 2.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2003. 'Developing human rights? the lords and transsexual marriages'. Family Law, vol. 33, 583-595.
  • BRADNEY AGD and Cownie F. 2003. Divided justice, different voices: inheritance and family provision. Legal Studies, vol. 23, 566-586. doi>
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2003. 'I made a promise to a lady': law and love in BtVS. Slayage: the online international journal of buffy studies, vol. 10.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2002. Accountability, the university law school and the death of Socrates. Web journal of current legal issues.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2002. Another legal revolution. The JSB Journal, vol. 15, 14-15.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2001. The Quality Assurance Agency and the Politics of Audit. Journal of Law and Society, vol. 28(3), 430-442. doi>
  • Bradney A. 2001. Ethical challenges to legal education and conduct. SOCIAL & LEGAL STUDIES, vol. 10(2), 275-276. link>
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2001. Liberal bir demokraside dinlere neden kiyment verilmeli? (Why religion should be valued in a liberal democracy). Liberal Dusunce, vol. 24(6), 41-54.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2001. The quality assurance agency and the politics of audit. Journal of Law and Society, vol. 28, 430-442.
  • Bradney A. 2000. An Educational Ambition for 'Law and Literature'. International Journal of the Legal Profession, vol. 7, 343-355.
  • BRADNEY A. 2000. Formalities to Marriage. Law Quarterly Review, vol. 116, 11-14.
  • Bradney AGD. 1999. Benchmarking: A Pedagogically Valuable Process? An Alternative View. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.
  • Bradney AGD. 1998. Law as a Parasitic Discipline. Journal of Law and Society, vol. 25, 71-84.
  • Bradney AGD. 1998. The Judge as Parens Patriae. Family Law, vol. 18, 137-142.
  • Bradney AGD. 1997. A Prostrated, Prostituted Venus... Communications Law, vol. 2, 111-112.
  • Bradney AGD. 1997. The Rise and Rise of Legal Education. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.
  • Bradney AGD. 1996. Christian Worship?. Education and the Law, vol. 8, 127-136.
  • Bradney AGD. 1996. Lo statuto giuridico dell'Islam nel Regno Unito. Quaderni di Diritto e Politica Ecclesiastica, vol. 1, 171-211.
  • Bradney AGD. 1996. The Quality of Teaching Quality Assessment in English Law Schools. The Law Teacher, 150-167.
  • Bradney AGD and Cownie F. 1996. Working on the Chain Gang?. Contemporary Issues in Law, vol. II(2), 15-30.
  • Bradney AGD. 1995. Raising the Drawbridge: Defending University Law Schools. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues.
  • Bradney AGD. 1995. The Judge's Revolution: the Woolf Report. Family Mediation, vol. 5(3), 9-10.
  • Bradney AGD. 1995. 'They Teach You Nothing Useful...'. SPTL Reporter, 17-19.
  • Bradney AGD. 1994. Duress, Family Law and the Coherent Legal System. Modern Law review, vol. 57, 963-972.
  • Bradney AGD. 1993. Taking Sides: Religion, Law and Politics at the End of the Millennium. New Law Journal, vol. 143, 434-443.
  • Bradney AGD. 1992. Ivory Towers or Satanic Mills: Choices for University Law Schools. Studies in Higher Education, vol. 17, 5-20.
  • Bradney AGD. 1990. Making Cowards. Juridical review, 129-149.
  • Bradney AGD. 1990. Paying the Piper. The Law Teacher, vol. 24, 137-149.
  • Bradney AGD. 1989. How Not to Marry. Family Law, vol. 19, 408-411.
  • Bradney AGD. 1989. The Dewsbury Affair and the Education Reform Act 1988. Education and the Law, vol. 1, 51-57.
  • Bradney AGD. 1989. The Judicial Activity of the Lord Chancellor 1946-1987: A Pellet. Journal of Law and Society, vol. 16, 360-372.
  • Bradney AGD. 1987. Legal Education: What Should Not be Done. Law Society Gazette, vol. 84, 2772.
  • Bradney AGD. 1987. Recent Developments in Child Custody Law. Family Law, vol. 17, 246-248.
  • Bradney A. 1987. Religious and Conscientious Objection to Trade Union Membership. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 7, 319-338.
  • Bradney A. 1987. Separate Schools, Ethnic Minorities and the Law. New Community, vol. XIII, 412-420.
  • Bradney AGD. 1987. Teaching Professional Legal Skills in University Law Schools. The Journal of Professional Legal Education, vol. 5, 125-133.
  • Bradney AGD. 1987. Transsexuals and the Law. Family Law, vol. 17, 350-353.
  • Bradney AGD. 1986. An End to the Closed Shop? Conscientious Objection to Trade Union Membership. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 170-174.
  • Bradney AGD. 1986. Blood Tests, Paternity and the Double Helix. Family Law, vol. 16, 378-380.
  • Bradney AGD. 1986. Children Need Fathers?. Family Law, vol. 16, 351-352.
  • Bradney A. 1985. Judging Families. Family Law, vol. 15, 168-170.
  • Bradney A. 1985. Parliamentary Sovereignty: A Question of Status. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 2-12.
  • Bradney A. 1985. Taking Law Less Seriously: An Anarchist Legal Theory. Legal Studies, vol. 5, 133-150.
  • Bradney A. 1985. The Changing Face of the House of Lords. Juridical review, 178-191.
  • Bradney A. 1984. Arranged Marriages and Duress. Journal of Social Welfare Law, 278-281.
  • Bradney A. 1979. Facade: The Poplar Case. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, vol. 34, 1-19.
  • Bradney A. 1979. Religious Questions and Custody Disputes. Family Law, vol. 9, 139-141.
  • Bradney A. 1979. The Family in Family Law. Family Law, vol. 9, 244-248.
  • Bradney AGD. FORTHCOMING: An Examined Life: Research into University Legal Education.

Chapters

  • Bradney AGD. 2017. FORTHCOMING: St John Robilliard's Religion and Law. In Law and Religion - Leading Works.
  • Bradney AGD. 2017. Legal Anthropology in Undergraduate Legal Education in the United Kingdom. In The Trials and Triumphs of Teaching Legal Anthropology.
  • Bradney AGD and Cownie F. 2017. Socio-legal studies: A Challenge to the doctrinal approach. In Research Methods in Law. Watkins D and Burton M (Eds.). (10 vols.). Routledge.
  • Bradney AGD. 2017. The United Kingdom: The Prevalence of Secularism. In Religion and Secularism in the European Union: State of Affairs and Current Debates. Nelis J, Sagesser C, Schreiber J (Eds.). Peter Lang.
  • Bradney AGD. 2016. The necessary loneliness of teaching (and of being a legal academic). In Academic Learning in Law: Theoretical Positions, Teaching Experiments and Learning Experiences. van Klink B and de Vries U (Eds.). Edward Elegar.
  • Bradney AGD. 2015. But It Still Goes On: The Teaching of Law and Politics in 2015. In Perspectives on Legal Education: Contemporary Responses to the Lord Upjohn Lectures. Ashford C, Duncan N, Guth J (Eds.). (24 vols.). London: Routledge.
  • Bradney AGD. 2015. Religion and the Secular State in the United Kingdom. In Religion and the Secular State: National Reports. Martinez-Torron J and Cole Durham Jr W (Eds.). Madrid: Servicio de Publicaciones Facultad de Derecho University Compultense de Madrid.
  • Bradney AGD and Cownie F. 2014. “Access to Justice?: The European Small Claims Procedure in the United Kingdom”. In “The European Small Claims Procedure and the Philosophy of Small Change”. Neuwahl N and Hammamoun S (Eds.). (13 vols.). Montreal: Les Editions Thémis.
  • Bradney AGD. 2014. Honor Matters Most: Judging Law in the "Spenser" Novels of Robert B Parker. In Law and Popular Culture: International Perspectives. Asimow M, Brown K, Papke D (Eds.). (22 vols.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Bradney A. 2014. Legal Issues. In The Bloomsbury Companion to New Religious Movements. Chryssides G and Zeller B (Eds.). (31 vols.). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Bradney A. 3013. A University is Not the World: Nor is its Law School. In The Moral Imagination and the Legal Life. Bankowski Z and Del Mar M (Eds.). Ashgate.
  • Bradney AGD and Cownie F. 2013. Socio-Legal Studies: a Challenge to the Doctrinal Approach. In Research Methods in Law. Watkins D and Burton M (Eds.). Routledge.
  • Bradney A. 2011. Instead of a Career: Work, Art and Love in University Law Schools. In Affect and Legal Education: Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law. Maharg P and Maughan C (Eds.). Ashgate.
  • Bradney AGD. 2010. Religion and the Secular State in the United Kingdom. In Religion and the Secular State: Interim Reports. Cole Durham W (Ed.).
  • Bradney A. 2010. Some Sceptical Thoughts on the Academic Analysis of Law and Religion. In Law and Religion: New Horizons. Doe N and Sandberg R (Eds.). Brill.
  • Bradney A. 2010. Stakeholders in the University Law School: A Note in Dissent. In Stakeholders in the Law school. Cownie F (Ed.). Oxford: Hart Publishing.
  • Bradney A. 2010. The Place of Empirical Legal Research in the Law School Curriculum. In The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Legal Research. Cane P and Kritzer H (Eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • Bradney AGD. 2009. Micropolitics and the Preservation of Academic Autonomy in British University Law Schools. In Canadian Legal Education Annual Review. (vol. 3). Carswell Legal Publications.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2007. The senior British judiciary and the war on terrorism: 'not ready to make nice'. In Umderstanding terrorism: analysis of sociological and psychological aspects. Ozeran S, Gunes ID, Al-Badayach DM (Eds.). (vol. 22).
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2006. The case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the politics of legal education. In Reading in Law and Popular Culture. Greenfield S and Osborn G (Eds.). Routledge.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2002. Academic freedom, quality control and the management of universities: the experience of British university law schools. In Polska I Wielka Brytania wobec Uni Eurpejskiej. Grabowskiej G (Ed.). University of Silesia Press.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2001. Freedom of religion and conscience and the marriage law of England and Wales. In Derecho de familia y libertad de conscienca en los paises de la Union Europa y el derecho compardo. Jover AC (Ed.). Universidad del Pais Vasco.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2001. Politics and sociology: new research agendas for the study of law and religion. In Law and Religion. O'Dair R and Lewis A (Eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • BRADNEY A and Cownie F. 2000. British University Law Schools in the Twenty-First Century. In Law's future(s). Hayton DJ (Ed.). Hart Pub.
  • BRADNEY A. 2000. Faced by Faith. In Faith in law. Oliver P, Douglas-Scott S, Tadros V (Eds.). Hart Pub.
  • BRADNEY A. 2000. Islam and European legal systems. In Islam and European legal systems. Bradney A and Frearri S (Eds.). Ashgate Pub Ltd.
  • BRADNEY A. 2000. Religion and Law in great Britain at the End of the second Christian Millenium. In Law and religion in contemporary society. Edge PW and Harvey G (Eds.). Ashgate Pub Ltd.
  • Bradney A. 1999. Children of a Newer God: NRMs and Custody Cases. In Children in New Religious Movements. Palmer S and Hardman C (Eds.). Rutgers University Press.
  • Bradney A. 1999. Liberal Education in Legal Education. In The Law School - Global Issues, Local Questions. Cownie F (Ed.). Dartmouth.
  • Bradney A. 1999. New Religious Movements: the Legal Dimension. In New Religious Movements: Challenge and Response. Wilson B and Cresswell J (Eds.). Routledge.
  • Bradney A. 1999. Reading Blasphemy: The Necessity for Literary Analysis in Legal Scholarship. In Law and Literature: Current Legal Issues 1999 Volume 2. Freeman M and Lewis A (Eds.). Oxford University Press.
  • Bradney A. 1999. The Judicial Role of the Lord Chancellor. In The House of Lords: its parliamentary and judicial roles. Dickson B and Carmichael P (Eds.). Hart Publishing.
  • Bradney A. 1996. Ethnicity, Religion and Sex Education. In Children, Sex Education and the Law. Harris N (Ed.). National Children's Bureau.
  • Bradney A. 1996. Lo statuto giuridico dell'Islam nel Regno Unito In Li Islam. In Europa: Lo statuto giuridico delle comunita musulmane. Ferrari S (Ed.). Societa editrice il Mulino.
  • Bradney A. 1996. Raising the Drawbridge: Defending University Law Schools. In The Web Journal of Current Legal Issues: 1995 Yearbook. Allen M (Ed.). Blackstone Press.
  • Bradney A. 1992. Introductory Essay. In International Law and Armed Conflict. Bradney A (Ed.). Franz Steiner.
  • Bradney A. 1990. And that man dying. In The Changing Law. Patfield F and White R (Eds.). Leicester University Press.
  • Bradney A. 1988. Legal Education in the 2lst Century. In Legal Education 2000. Gower.

Other

  • Bradney AGD. 2016. Dumbing Down the Law The SRA’s Proposals for Legal Training.
  • BRADNEY AGD. 2003. Choosing Laws, Choosing Families: Images of Law, Love and Authority in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. link>
  • Bradney AGD. 2000. English university legal education: Elite education or mass education? Some preliminary observations. LEGAL CONVERGENCE IN THE ENLARGED EUROPE OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM (pp. 289-304). link>

Undergraduate teaching:

Legal Systems, Legal Skills and Jurisprudence

Postgraduate teaching:

Seminars on the MRes Social Science Research in Law and the LLM Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights courses.

Anthony Bradney is willing to supervise students in the areas of of law and religion, legal pluralism, law and popular culture, law and literature, university legal education and judicial studies.

Anthony Bradney is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  He is the Honorary Memberships Secretary of the Society of Legal.  He is also a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Society and a Board Member of the Research Group on the Legal Professions (International Sociological Association).  He is a member of the Legal Education Research Network and the Law and Religion Scholars Network.  He was previously Membership Secretary and also Vice-Chair of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, a Vice-President of the Association of Legal and Social Philosophy and a Special Advisor to the House of Lords Select Committee on Religious Offences and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars between 1997 and 2011.  Between 2005 and 2012 he was editor of the Web Journal of the Current Legal Issues.