Law & Popular Culture

Dark Justice: Women Legal Actors on Basic Cable, Law and Justice on the Small Screen (2012)
 

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Here Comes the Judge! Gender Distortion on TV Reality Court Shows, 39 University of Baltimore Law Forum 28 (2009)
 

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Judging the Judges - Daytime Television's Integrated Reality Court Bench, Lawyers in Your Living Room: Law on Television (2009)

Critics of reality daytime television court shows remain divided over whether the possible educational benefits...

 

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Outsider Citizens: Film Narratives about the Internment of Japanese Americans, 42 Suffolk University Law Review 769 (2009)

This article examines the conflicting film narratives about the internment from 1942 through 2007. It...

 

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Troubled Waters: Mid-Twentieth Century American Society on "Trial" in the Films of John Waters, 39 Stetson Law Review 153 (2009)

In this Article Professor Banks argues that what makes many of filmmaker John Waters early...

 

Women and Feminism

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Thurgood Marshall, The Race Man, and Gender Equality in the Courts, 18 Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law 15 (2010)

Renowned civil rights advocate and race man Thurgood Marshall came of age as a lawyer...

 

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Lawrence Summers at the NBER Conference: The Real Deal, 11 Cardozo Women's Law Journal 501 (2005)

This mini commentary is written in response to a public speech made by Lawrence Summers,...

 

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Two "Colored" Women's Conversation about the Relevance of Feminist Law Journals in the Twenty-first Century (with Penelope Andrews), 2 Columbia Journal of Gender and Law 498 (2003)

This is a critique by two non-white law professors in the form of a conversation...

 

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Legal Challenges: State Intervention, Reproduction and HIV-infected Women, HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives 143 (Ruth R. Faden & Nancy E. Kass, eds. (1996)
 

Race and Racial Formation

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Funding Race as Biology: The Relevance of "Race" in Medical Research, 12 Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology 571 (2011)

Most scientists agree that race and ethnicity (ethno-race) classifications are the result of social and...

 

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Thurgood Marshall, The Race Man, and Gender Equality in the Courts, 18 Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law 15 (2010)

Renowned civil rights advocate and race man Thurgood Marshall came of age as a lawyer...

 

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Equality and Sorority during the Decade after Brown, Law Touched Our Hearts: a Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education. (2009)
 

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Multilayered Racism: Courts' Continued Resistance to Colorism Claims, Shades of difference: why skin color matters (2009)
 

Civil Rights

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Still Drowning in Segregation: Limits of Law in Post-Civil Rights America, 32 Journal of Law & Inequality 101 (2014)

Approximately 40% of the deaths attributed to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were caused by drowning....

 

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The Unfinished Journey - Education, Equality and Martin Luther King, Jr., Revisited, 58 Villanova Law Review 471 (2013)

An educated society is important to the survival of a democracy, a sentiment echoed by...

 

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Black Pluralism in Post Loving America, Loving v. Virginia: Rethinking Race, Sex and Marriage in a "Post-Racial" World (2011)

The face of late twentieth and early twenty-first century America has changed, as have attitudes...

 

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Thurgood Marshall, The Race Man, and Gender Equality in the Courts, 18 Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law 15 (2010)

Renowned civil rights advocate and race man Thurgood Marshall came of age as a lawyer...

 

Legal History

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Still Drowning in Segregation: Limits of Law in Post-Civil Rights America, 32 Journal of Law & Inequality 101 (2014)

Approximately 40% of the deaths attributed to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were caused by drowning....

 

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Dangerous Woman: Elizabeth Key's Freedom Suit - Subjecthood and Racialized Identity in Seventheenth Century Colonial Virginia, 41 Akron Law Review 799 (2008)

Elizabeth Key, an African-Anglo woman living in seventeenth century colonial Virginia sued for her freedom...

 

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Mestizaje and the Mexican Mestizo Self: No hay Sangre Negra, so there is no Blackness, 15 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal 199 (2006)

Many legal scholars who write about Mexican mestizaje omit references to Afromexicans, Mexico’s African roots,...

 

Health Care and AIDS

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Legal Challenges: State Intervention, Reproduction and HIV-infected Women, HIV, AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives 143 (Ruth R. Faden & Nancy E. Kass, eds. (1996)
 

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Reproduction and Parenting, Aids Law Today: A New Guide for the Public (Burris et al., eds.). (1993)
 

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Women and AIDS - Racism, Sexism, and Classism, 17 New York University Review of Law & Social Change 351 (1990)
 

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AIDS and Government: A Plan of Action, 87 Michigan Law Review 1321 (1989)
 

Constitutional Law

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Thurgood Marshall, The Race Man, and Gender Equality in the Courts, 18 Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law 15 (2010)

Renowned civil rights advocate and race man Thurgood Marshall came of age as a lawyer...

 
A Few Random Thoughts About Socio-Economic "Rights" in the United States in Light of the 2008 Financial Meltdown, 24 Maryland Journal of International Law 163 (2009)

Socio-economic rights, first articulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) sixty years ago,...

 

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Balancing Competing Individual Constitutional Rights: Raising Some Questions, Law and Rights: Global Perspectives on Constitutionalism and Governance (2008)

Despite increasing support for global human rights ..., some scholars and constitutional democracies, like the...

 

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