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An International Guide to Law and Literature Studies (Buffalo: William S. Hein Company, 2000). Two volumes. 

Law and Magic: A Collection of Essays (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2010).

La Politique du Logement aux Etats-Unis: Aspects Juridiques, Economiques et Sociologiques (1999)(with Levasseur, Grimes, Langlois, and Ward)


A Tocqueville Bibliography. Bibliography of secondary works on Alexis de Tocqueville and his influence for the Center of Civil Law Studies, Louisiana State University Law Center. Regularly updated. Listed by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication at its Tocqueville site as a resource.

Law Review Articles

Admiralty Law Bibliography, 31 J. Maritime L. & Comm 505 (2000).

The Child in International Law: A Pathfinder and Selected Bibliography, 23 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 171-196 (1991)(solicited article). Excerpted in International Law Anthology (Anthony D'Amato, ed., Anderson Publishing Company, 1995), at 327-328.

Columbo Goes to Law School, Or, Some Thoughts on the Uses of Television in the Teaching of Law, 13 Loy. L.A. Ent. L.J. 499-544 (1993).

Double Take: A Second Look at Law, Science Fiction and Cloning. (with Corcos and Stockhoff), 59 La. L. Rev. 1041-1099 (1999). Symposium issue. Cited in Littlejohn v. Littlejohn, C/A No. 6:07-0007-RBH-WMC (Report and Recommendation)(http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/south-carolina/scdce/6:2007cv00007/146059/7/0.pdf).

EEC Law: A Practical Research Guide, 22 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 195 (1990). Cited in Duke University Law Library Guides: European Union

From Agnatic Succession To Absolute Primogeniture: The Shift to Equal Rights of Succession to Thrones and Titles In the Modern European Constitutional Monarchy, 2012 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1588.

George Carlin, Constitutional Law Scholar, 37 Stetson L. Rev. 899 (2008)Symposium issue on Culture, Language and the First Amendment.

"I Am Not a Number! I Am a Free Man!" Physical and Psychological Imprisonment in Science Fiction, 25 Legal Stud. F. 471-483  (2001)(solicited article).

Law and Silence In the Legal Drama: Rumpole of the Bailey, 1 Compar(a)ison 145-153 (2003).

Lawyers for Marianne: An Essay on the Nature of Discourse on the Entry of Frenchwomen into the Legal Profession, 12 Geo. St. U. L. Rev. 435-475 (1996)(solicited article). Symposium issue.

Legal Fictions: Media Re-creations and Interpretations of Law and Justice , 25 U. Ark. L. Rev. 503 (2003).

Portia and Her Partners in Popular Culture: A Bibliography, 22 Legal Stud. F. 269 (January 1998)(solicited article).

Portia Goes to Parliament: Women and Their Admission to the English Legal Profession, 75 Denver University Law Review 307-379 (1998)(75th anniversary issue). Lead article.

Power of Attorney (on SSRN). On Ally McBeal.

Presuming Innocence: Alan J. Pakula and Scott Turow Take On the Great American Legal Fiction, 22 Okla C. U. L. Rev. 129-166 (1997)(solicited article). Symposium issue. 

Prosecutors, Prejudices and Justice: Observations on Presuming Innocence in Law and Popular Culture, 34 U. Tol. L. Rev. 793 (2003).

Sea TV: Admiralty Law on Television, 31 J. Maritime L. & Comm. 545 (2000).

Seeing It Coming Since 1945: State Bans and regulations of "Crafty Science" Speech and Activity,  37 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 39 (2014). Symposium Issue.

Some Thoughts on Chuck Lorre, "Bad Words," and the "Raging Paranoia of Network Censors," 22 Regent U. L. Rev. 369 (2009/2010). Symposium Issue.

The Scrying Game: The First Amendment, the Rise of Spiritualism, and State Prohibition of Regulation of the Crafty Sciences, 1848-1944,  38 Whittier L. Rev. -- (2016).

Teaching a "Mega" Course: Adventures in Environmental Policy, Co-Teaching, and Group Grading, 47 J. Legal Educ. 224-239 (1997).

Visits To a Small Planet:  Rights Talk In Some Science Fiction Film and Television Series From the 1950s to the 1990s, 39 Stetson L. Rev. 183 (2009) (Symposium Issue). 

"We Don't WANT Advantages": The Woman Lawyer and Her Quest for Power in Popular Culture,  53 Syracuse L. Rev.1225-1271 (2003). 

`Who Ya Gonna C(S)ite?' Ghostbusters and the Environmental Regulation Debate, 13 J. Land Use & Envt'l L. 231 (1998).

Other Legal Publications

A.U.S.A.: Another Useless Stereotyped Attorney, for Picturing Justice, posted February 20, 2003.

Biological Warfare and Law in Film and TV: Some Thoughts on the Links Between Real Life and Reel Life, for Picturing Justice, posted January 30, 2003.

.A Blonde Leading the Blondes, for Picturing Justice

Computers in the Law: Some Views From Cyberspace, 1995 In Brief 1 (alumni magazine of the CWRU Law School).

"The Court"' roundtable discussion contribution to Picturing Justice; Introduction to "The Court" roundtable.

The Detective Who Walks By Himself, for Picturing Justice, March 27, 2006

Evidence of Things Not Seen, at Picturing Justice

"First Monday", roundtable discussion contribution to Picturing Justice at http://www.usfca.edu/pj/firstmonday_corcos.htm

For the People, at Picturing Justice

girls club roundtable discussion contribution to Picturing Justice

"I Sleuth Dead People": NBC's Medium,, at Picturing Justice, posted March 10, 2005

Just Cause, for Picturing Justice, posted December 5, 2002

Just Legal, for Picturing Justice, posted October 13, 2005

"Now He Belongs To the Ages": Lincoln in Popular Culture, Insights ABA (Winter 2009).

Madame Restell, for Historical and Multicultural Encyclopedia of Female Reproductive Rights in the U.S. (Judith Baer ed.; Greenwood Press, 2002).

Magic, Consumer Advocacy and Law: Penn and Teller's Bullshit! Picturing Justice (posted December 18, 2003)

The Magical World of Jonathan Creek  Picturing Justice (posted April 27, 2004)

The People Next Door Picturing Justice (posted May 19, 2004)

Play It Again, Sam: Election Politics Has Nothing on the Movies, Picturing Justice (posted December 15, 2000). 

Queens Supreme, for Picturing Justice, posted February 7, 2003

Roundtable on Minority Lawyers: Introduction, at Picturing Justice (posted January 2003).

Single WIth Children: Kevin Hill, at Picturing Justice, posted March 10, 2005

Small Curses, Big Problems, Legal Times, July 16, 2007.

Ten Legal Movies To Watch Before You Graduate, National Jurist, September 2008, at 6.

Tom Paxton Was Right: Fall Season Promises Many, Many Lawyers, at Picturing Justice (posted August 19, 2003)

What Happened in Greenwich, at Picturing Justice (posted October 27, 2002)

Review, For the People, "Women Are People, Too", at Picturing Justice (posted October 1, 2002).

Essays in Books

The Council of Europe, in Proceedings of the American Association of Law Libraries International Organizations Institute at Harvard Law School, July 1993 (Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Press, 1995).

Damages: The Truth Is Out There, in Lawyers in Your Living Room (Michael Asimow, ed.; Chicago: ABA, 2009).

The European Community: Research in Commercially Published Sources, in Proceedings of the American Association of Law Libraries International Organizations Institute at Harvard Law School, July 1993 (Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Press, 1995).

"Ghostwriters": Spiritualists, Copyright Infringement, and the Right of Publicity, in Law and Magic: A Collection of Essays (Christine A. Corcos, ed.: Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2010).

"Prosecutors and Psychics On the Air: Does a "Psychic Detective Effect" Exist?" in Law and Justice On the Small Screen 173 (Jessica Silbey and Peter Robson eds.; Hart Publishing, 2012).

Legal Research, Benedict on Admiralty Deskbook (John Edginton, editor)(NY: Matthew Bender, 2003).  Latest update 2013.

Magical Images in Law, in Explorations on Courtroom Discourse 131 (Anne Wagner ed., Ashgate, 2011).

A Man for All Reasons: The Uses of Alexis de Tocqueville's Writings in U.S. Judicial Opinions, in Liber Amicorum 481 (ed. Olivier Moréteau, Claitors, 2008).

Le "right of privacy" aux Etats-unis: Histoire et problèmes, in Droits de la personne: Solidarité et bonne foi: Actes des journées strasbourgeoises 306-319 (Cowansville, Quebec: Les Editions Yvon Blais, 2000).

Women Lawyers, in Prime Time Law 219 (Paul Joseph and Robert Jarvis, eds., Carolina Academic Press, 1998).


Theater Law (with Jarvis et al., Carolina Academic Press, 2004).

Legal Education, the Legal Profession and the Judiciary in Canada, the US, England, France and Germany (with Levasseur et al.)

Law and Popular Culture (with David Ray Papke, et al., LEXIS Publishing, 2007).

Law and Popular Culture  2d ed. (with David Ray Papke, et al., LEXIS Publishing, 2012).

The Law of the European Union: A New Constitutional Order (2d ed.; Carolina Academic Press, 2013). With Alain A. Levasseur, Richard Scott, Joel Moneger, and A. Raynouard.

Books Under Contract

              The Last Witchcraft Trial (Carolina Academic Press).

              Teaching Law With Popular Culture (Carolina Academic Press). Collection of essays.

Current research

               For Entertainment Only: Psychics, Mediums, and the New Media. Comparison of regulation of free expression online in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K.

               Conceptual Art and the First Amendment





Selected Book Reviews

Book Review, 14 Legal Info. Alert 8 (April 1995)(reviewing Essentials of Environmental Law (1994)).

Book review, Reel Justice, by Michael Asimow and Paul Bergmann, in the Baton Rouge Advocate

Book Review, Neil Feigenson and Christina Speigel, Law on Display, --International Journal for the Semiotics of Law -- (2010).

Book Review, Frederick Schauer, Thinking Like a Lawyer, 50 Am. J. Leg. Hist. 352 (2010).

Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law: Thirty Year Cumulation Volumes 1-30 (1958-1988), 12 Legal Serv. Q. 243 (1992).

Review, Peggy Orenstein, Flux (2001), for BOOKS-ON-LAW (JURIST)

Interviews (selected)

American Bar Association Contributions

Interviewed by Michael Smith for The Reveille, Forum Explores Law and the Arts

Interviewed by Michael Smith for The Reveille, "Women and the Law: Professor's Work Examines Cultural Biases"

Interviewed by Kristin Tillotson for article, Pop Stand: Women make strides in law; but not in la-la land, Minneapolis Star Tribune, October 26, 1997, at 1F.

Interviewed by Juan Tamayo, Miami Herald,  for article Could Castro be Brought To Trial? Pinochet Arrest Sparks Calls for Legal Action Against Cuban, October 22, 1998
Interviewed by Gil Smart, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, reporter, for article on obscene bumper stickers, November 20, 1999
Interviewed by Peter Marshall, Channel 2 News (Baton Rouge’s ABC affiliate) on sodomy cases pending before the Louisiana Supreme Court
Interviewed by Lisa Healy for Appeal, Boston, Massachusetts, July 2002

Interviewed by Brian Zabcik for Corporate Counsel, October 2002

           Interviewed by Narayan Radhakrishnan for RebeccasReads.com

Interviewed by Elka Jones, U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Occupational Outlook Quarterly, July 2003

Interviewed by Peggy Brown Roberts, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, January 21, 2004, Camera phones bring privacy challenges

Interviewed by Mary Swerczek, Times Picayune, July 29, 2004, Sex site replaces Laque web page

Interviewed by Arin Greenwood, Not in the Cards, A.B.A.J., June 1, 2010.

Interviewed by Michelle Weyenberg, The 25 Best & Worst Legal TV Shows, Nat'l Jurist, Jan. 2011, at 20.

Interviewed by Penny Font, Baton Rouge Business Report, August 23, 2011.

Interviewed by Jeanine Poggi, New TV Comedy Puts McDonald's In Spotlight--But Is It Good Or Bad Break? Advertising Age, June 2, 2013.

Interviewed by Karen Turner, Why Hollywood Studies Are Taking a Stand Against an Anti-Revenge-Porn Bill, April 11, 2016.


Working Papers and Projects

Bibliography: Law and the Visual Arts, included in printed materials for The Artist as Self-Employed Person, CLE Program presented by the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Section of the Cleveland Bar Association and NOVA, October 23, 1993.

Computer Assisted Legal Instruction

Database of primary and secondary citations on Alexis de Tocqueville (registered with the National Center for Bibliography, Georgetown University)

Other Electronic Publications

Webpages currently updated

Law and the Humanities Website

Sisters in Law: Popular Culture Featuring Women Attorneys: Selected Resources for Research

What Else You Can Do With That Law Degree. (Currently Updated) Cited in Steven Poss, Tips to Avoid & Recognize Burnout, Baton Rouge Bar Association Journal, January 1, 2003; Findlaw's Greedy Associates Blog


The Council of Europe, AALL Pre-Conference Institute, July 1993, Harvard University Law School, Cambridge MA

The European Community: Research in Commercially Published Sources, AALL Pre-Conference Institute, July 1993, Harvard University Law School, Cambridge MA

Participant, Virtual Conference on Law and Cyberspace, October 1994 (sponsored by West Publishing, moderated by Ethan Katsh)

Panelist, program on computers and ethics, sponsored by the College of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, February 23, 1995

Speaker, Three Case Studies of Computer-Based Instructional Learning, CALI-LEAP Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 1995

"War Crimes in Popular Culture," American Association of Law Libraries, Section on Foreign, Comparative and International Law, Anaheim, California, July 13, 1998.

Women Lawyers in Popular Culture, National Association of Women Lawyers 100th Anniversary Conference, Los Angeles, October 1998

Invited commentator, Political Economy Research Center (PERC) symposium on environmental law and federalism, Big Sky, Montana, October 1998

"The Top Ten Reasons Why No One Likes You Now That You're a Judge," Ethics and Professionalism CLE for the Louisiana Judicial College, October 3, 1999 (with Paul Joseph, Nova Law School).

"The Public Defender in the Media," Panel discussion moderated by Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School, for the Criminal Defense Institute, November 19, 1999, Washington DC (with Elayne Rapping, Richard Sherwin, Bill Moffitt, Roger Cossack).

Le "right of privacy" aux Etats-unis, paper presented to the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies Conference, Strasbourg, France, July 5, 2000

Close Encounters of the Legal Kind: Alien Rights and Human Responsibilities in Popular Culture, American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, April 2001, Washington DC

Presumed Innocent as Novel, Movie and Cultural Phenomenon: Section on Law and the Humanities, AALS, New Orleans, January 2002

September 11th and the Law's Dirty Little Secret, LSU English Department Mardi Gras Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, February 5, 2002

The Client as Trickster, paper presented at the 3rd Annual Law and the Humanities Conference, Georgetown University Law Center, March 11, 2002

The Lawyer as Judge, ABA Law Day Presentation, May 1, 2002, Washington DC

Legal Fictions: Media Re-creations and Interpretations of Law and Justice, Imagining the Law: Symposium on the 75th Anniversary of the University of Arkansas Law School, Little Rock, AK, October 31, 2002

Heroic Women Lawyers, for the Section on Law and the Humanities, AALS, January 2003, Washington DC.

From Frankenstein to Jurassic Park: The Science of Science Fiction, June 12, 2003, Main Library, East Baton Rouge Public Library System, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (with Robin Roberts, Dept. of English, LSU).

Plaintiffs, Defendants, and Witnesses, Conference on Law and Popular Culture, Marquette University Law School, November 1, 2007.

Do You Believe in Magic? Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Berkeley, California, March 29-31, 2008, Chair and Commentator.

The Lincoln Myth: How Popular Culture Defines America's Great Lawyer/President, February 24, 2009, American Bar Association Public Program Series, Chicago Illinois. Featured Speaker.

Images of Gender and Alienation in the Trial of Helen Duncan for Witchcraft, 1944, WGS Engendering Scholarship Series, 129 Himes Hall, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, March 31, 2009.

Broadcast Indecency in the UK, Panel on "Broadcast Indecency: Much Ado About Nothing? Or Still Much to Do?” August, 2009, SEALS (Southeastern Association of Law Schools) Conference, Palm Beach, Florida.

"The Raging Paranoia of Our Network Censors": The Unintended Consequences of the FCC's Fleeting Expletives Policy, Symposium on Broadcast Media and the Law, Regent University Law School Symposium, October 9-10, 2009, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Psychics and Prosecutors: Battling for Credibility and Attention on America's Airwaves, Paper Presented at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Meeting, Brown University, March 19-20, 2010.

Shapeshifters and Box Jumpers: Female Attorneys and Magicians Peer Through the Glass Ceiling, Paper Presented at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Meeting, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Law School, March 11-12, 2011.

First Amendment Issues In the News: Sharia Law, Intelligent Design, Fortune Telling, School Prayer: A Forum Sponsored by the Louisiana Chapter of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State at the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, September 29, 2011 (with John Devlin)

Eye(I)Witness: A Taxonomy of Witnessing in Law and Popular Culture, Paper Presented at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Meeting, Texas Wesleyan Law School, March 16-17, 2012

Gendered Justice Women's Voices Changing Lives in the Criminal Justice System, LSU Union, March 7, 2013 (moderator).

Organized Revealing the Links: A Conference on Law and Magic, Sponsored by the Law and Humanities Institute and the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, June 5-6, 2014. (Julie Cromer Young, Thomas Jefferson School of Law).

Presented For Entertainment Only: Psychics and Mediums On the Air Feb. 10, 2015  at the Nova Law School Symposium on Old Messages and New Media, Feb. 11-13, 2015.


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