Picturing Justice, the On-Line Journal of Law and Popular Culture

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. 
Contact: 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).
ccorcos at lsu.edu
John Denvir 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).
Contact: denvirj at usfca.edu
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.)
Contact: sghosh2 at buffalo.edu
Paul Joseph 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.
Contact: 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 and culture.
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.
Contact: rlwaring at pacbell.net

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