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Brian Jones

Dr Brian Christopher Jones

0151 291 3561
Arts and Humanities

Currently I'm a Lecturer in Public Law and teach the following courses: Public Law; Sentencing; and Criminal Justice Process. Previously I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica, Taiwan's highest academic research institution.

My research interests are in British, American and Taiwanese public law, comparative public law, socio-legal studies, constitutional theory, civil disobedience, and law and technology. Currently I’m analysing the effects of political and legal constitutionalism, the implications of constitutional idolatry and judicial supremacy, and the interaction between social media and the law. I currently have an edited collection under contract with Routledge about the Taiwan Sunflower and Hong Kong Umbrella Movements. Additionally, I have a monograph under contract with Springer entitled: 'The Ascent of the Evocative Statute'.

I hold a PhD in Law from the University of Stirling; an MA in Criminology, Law & Society from George Mason University, and a BA in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I can be contacted at:
A complete list of my publications can be found here:

Books/Edited Collections 
(edited collection – under contract) Brian Christopher Jones (ed), Critical Neighbours: The Legal and Political Significance of the Sunflower and Umbrella Movements (Routledge) 2017 (ISBN: 978-1-4724-8614-1). 
(Guest Editor) Special Issue on Justice Antonin Scalia, British Journal of American Legal Studies (2017). 
(monograph – under contract) The Ascent of the Political Statute (Springer) 2018. 
(Special Editor) Focus issue on Taiwan’s Sunflower Movement, (2015) 45(1) Hong Kong Law Journal

Research Articles & Essays 
Brian Christopher Jones, "The Online/Offline Cognitive Divide: Implications for Law" (2016) 13(1) SCRIPT-ed 83-94. 
Brian Christopher Jones, "Disparaging the Supreme Court, Part II: Questioning Institutional Legitimacy" (2016) Wisconsin Law Review 239-261. 
Brian Christopher Jones, “Preliminary Warnings on ‘Constitutional’ Idolatry” (January 2016) Public Law 74-93.
Brian Christopher Jones, "Assessing the Constitutionality of Legislation" (2015) 23(2) Asia Pacific Law Review 37-62.  
Brian Christopher Jones, “Disparaging the Supreme Court: Is SCOTUS in Serious Trouble?” (2015) Wisconsin Law Review Forward. 
Brian Christopher Jones, “Assessing the Constitutionality of Legislation: Constitutional Review in Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan” (2015) Asia Pacific Law Review. 
Brian Christopher Jones & Yen-Tu Su, “Confrontational Contestation and Democratic Compromise: The Sunflower Movement and Its Aftermath” (2015) 45(1) Hong Kong Law Journal (2015). 
Brian Christopher Jones, “Interpreting Acronyms & Epithets” (2014) 25 Stanford Law & Policy Review Online 1-8. 
Brian Christopher Jones, “SCOTUS Now Bickering Over Short Titles: Time for a Congressional Bill Naming Authority” (2013) 32(1) Yale Law & Policy Review Inter Alia 25-33. 
Brian Christopher Jones, “Manipulating Public Law Favorability: Is It Really This Easy?” (2013) 2(2) British Journal of American Legal Studies 511-531. 


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