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Archive for October 31st, 2011


Spookiest Law Review Articles, Updated

Time for a Halloween law review update! Back in 2008, we posted what we thought were the top twenty spookiest law review articles ever. So it’s only fitting that a good researcher would update her work. Conclusion: zombies are the new vampires.

In the spirit of Halloween fun, we present the latest top 20 spookiest law review list, selected by title alone –

  1. Magic: No Witch is a Bad Witch: A Commentary on the Erasure of Matilda Joslyn Gage 20 S. Cal. Interdis. L.J. 21 (Fall 2010).
  2. Romance is Dead: Mail Order Brides as Surrogate Corpses 17 Buff. J. Gender L. & Soc. Pol’y 61 (2009).
  3. Dead Dads: Thawing an Heir from the Freezer Charles P. Kindregan, Jr. 35 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 433 (2009).
  4. Copyright’s Twilight Zone: Digital Copyright Lessons from the Vampire Blogosphere 70 Md. L. Rev. 1 (2010).
  5. Zombie Life Estates, Ghost Value Transfers, and Phantom Takings: Confusions of Title and Value in Property Law Legislation Kenneth Salzberg 22 Quinn. Prob. L. J. 363 (2009).
  6. Negotiating Paths, Creepy Crawly Creatures and Things that Go Bump in the Night: The Cautionary Tale of Fourth-Year Dean  Linda L. Ammons 41 U. Tol. L. Rev. 255 (Winter 2010).
  7. It’s the Economy, Stupid: The Hijacking of the Debate Over Immigration Reform by Monsters, Ghosts, and Goblins (or the War on Drugs, War on Terror, Narcoterrorists, Etc.) 13 Chap. L. Rev. 583 (Spring 2010).
  8. Unleashing a Cure for the Botnet Zombie Plague: Cybertorts, Counterstikes, and Privileges 59 Cath. U.L. Rev. 527 (Winter 2010).
  9. Beyond the Bar: Halloween, and the Monster Outside Your Courtroom Door 23 S. Carolina Lawyer 15 (2011).
  10. Horizontality and the “Spooky” Doctrines of American Law 59 Buffalo L. Rev. 455 (April 2011).
  11. The Monster in the Closet: Declawing the Inequitable Conduct Beast in the Attorney-Client Privilege Arena Alexis N. Simpson 25 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 735 (Spring 2009).
  12. Trick or Treat: A (Not-So)-Scary Look at Equal Monthly Payments under §1325(a)(5) William J. McLeod 27-8 ABIJ 14 (October 2008).
  13. Metadata: The Ghosts Haunting E-Documents  David Hricik and Chase Edward Scott 82 Fla. Bar J. 32 (October 2008).
  14. Rights of the Dead Kirsten Rabe Smolensky 37 Hofstra L. Rev. 763 (Spring 2009).
  15. Something Wicked This Way Comes: The United States Government’s Response to Unsafe Imported Chinese Toys and Subsidized Chinese Exports Scott D. McBride 45 Tex. Int’l L.J. 233 (Fall 2009).
  16. The Witch’s Brew: Nigerian Schemes, Counterfeit Cashier’s Checks, and Your Trust Account 61 S.C. L. Rev. 753 (Summer 2010).
  17. Whistling Past the Graveyard: The Problem with the Per Se Legality Treatment of Pay-for-Delay Settlements Michael Kades 5Competition Pol’y Int’l 143 (Autumn 2009).
  18. Does the Michigan Supreme Court Need a Midnight Visit from the Ghost of Chief Justice William Howard Taft? 86 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 303 (Winter 2009).
  19. Watching Ghosts: Supervised Release of Deportable Defendants 14 Berkeley J. Crim. L. 105 (Spring 2009).
  20. Individualized Justice in Disputes over Dead Bodies Frances H. Foster 61 Vand. L. Rev. 1351 (October 2008).