||Michael Asimow has been a member of the UCLA
law faculty since 1967. Previously, he was an associate at
Irell and Manella in Los Angeles. He is active in Jewish community
affairs. He also directs the Sunday Free Legal Clinic, a group
of volunteer lawyers and students who provide legal services
in South Central Los Angeles. He teaches contracts, income tax,
administrative law and law and popular culture. Together with
Professor Paul Bergman, he has published Reel
Justice: The Courtroom Goes to the Movies, a book about
all the great courtroom movies of the past and present.
Prof. Asimow has published an article entitled Bad Lawyers
in the Movies - Vol. 24 of Nova Law Review.
asimow at law.ucla.edu
||Christine Corcos is Associate Professor of Law at LSU
Law Center and Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
at LSU A&M, and teaches mass media, law and computers, and
research methods at LSU Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
She is the author of An International Guide to Law and Literature
Studies (Hein, 2000), and articles and essays on the law
of privacy, legal history, and law and popular culture, and is
writing a book on the 1944 trial of psychic Helen Duncan for
witchcraft (Carolina Academic Press).
Contact: ccorcos at lsu.edu
is Research Professor of Constitutional Policy at the University
of San Francisco School of Law. He has written extensively
on constitutional and legal theory, focussing on the insights
which can be drawn from the study of literature and film. He
is editor of Legal
Reelism: Movies as Legal Texts ( U. Ill. Press 1996)
and author of Democracy's Constitution: Claiming The Privileges
Of American Citizenship (2001).
||Shubha Ghosh is a Professor of Law at Southern Methodist
University Dedman School of Law. His scholarly writings are in
the area of Patents, Copyright, and Trademarks. When not in his
office or the classroom, Professor Ghosh is usually watching
a DVD on his modest Triniton. His favorite movie is Weekend
at Bernie's which he sees as a metaphor for academics (two
white guys carrying around something dead and trying to convince
people that it's alive.)
sghosh2 at buffalo.edu
is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International and
External programs at the Shepard
Broad Law Center of Nova Southeastern University in Fort
Lauderdale, Florida. He teaches criminal procedure and torts.
He is co-editor of Prime
Time Law: Television as Legal Narrative (Carolina Academic
Press, 1998), a book of essays about fictional "legal"
television shows and genres. He has written and spoken extensively
on law and popular culture topics. His first publication focusing
on law and popular culture was The Law of the Federation:
Images of Law, Lawyers and the Legal System in Star Trek: The
Next Generation, published in the University of Toledo Law
Review (volume 24, number 1) in 1992 and also available online
through the popular culture collection of the University
of Texas Law Library.
We are saddened to note the passing of Picturing Justice managing
editor and webitor Paul Joseph, Professor of Law and Associate
Dean at Nova Southeastern Law School. Picturing Justice has published
a tribute to this generous
colleague and good friend.
Remy Kauffmann is the site's webmaster. He also works
in the University of San Francisco Dorraine
Zief Law Library's Technical Services department, where he
is in charge of the serials, the book accounts and the library
web site's design and maintenance.
kauffmanr at usfca.edu
||David Ray Papke is
a Professor of Law at the Marquette University Law School in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He teaches property law, family law, American
legal history, and a range of seminars in law and the humanities.
He is the author of four books: Framing the Criminal: Crime,
Cultural Work, and the Loss of Critical Perspective (1987),
Narrative and the Legal Discourse (1991), Heretics
in the Temple: Americans Who Reject the Nation's Legal Faith
(1998), and The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor and Capital
in Industrial America (1999). His greatest scholarly interest
is the role of law and law-related thought in American history
Contact: david.papke at marquette.edu
||Rob Waring is an Adjunct Professor at the University
of San Francisco School of Law where he teaches Legal Ethics
and Law and Popular Culture. He works for the Alameda County
Public Defender, where he represents children in foster care.
Formerly Legislative Counsel to the California Judges Association,
he edited the seventh edition of their book for reporters called
The Courts and the News Media. During 2003, he was chair
of the California State Bar's Legal Services Trust Fund Commission.
He has published two law review articles on funded student speech
at public universities, and has completed a book on feminism
in the 21st century. A collection of his writing for Picturing
Justice was published in the Legal Studies Forum (volume
24, 2000). He is also a docent at the Point Bonita Lighthouse
in the Marin Headlands.