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Archive for October 29th, 2021


Top Ten Spookiest Law Review Articles

Since 2008, we’ve been surveying the law review literature in search of those spooky articles that put us in the Halloween spirit. Here’s our ranking of the scariest law review articles from the past two years, chosen by title alone.

Research tip: Find these and other chilling law review articles by using “title” section searching (also called segment searching) in the advanced search for Lexis+ and Westlaw Edge and typing in the spooky word like “ghost,” “witch” or “mummy” in the title field.

Happy Halloween!

  1. Regulating Bite Mark Evidence: Lesbian Vampires and Other Myths of Forensic Odontology, 94 Wash. L. Rev. 17869 (Dec. 2019).
  2. Jason’s Long Night at Camp Blood: Surveying the Independent Copyrightability of Jason Voorhees in the Wake of Horror Inc. v. Miller, 10 Cybaris An Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 41 (2019).
  3. Zombie (Trademarks) from Outer Space, 24 U.S.F. Intell. Prop. & Tech. L.J. 323 (2020).
  4. Pixelated Poltergeists: Synchronization Rights and the Audiovisual Nature of “Dead Celebrity” Holograms, 70 Am. U. L. Rev. F. 1 (2020).
  5. Data of the Dead: A Proposal for Protecting Posthumous Data Privacy, 62 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 649 (2020).
  6. Repealing the Statue of Wizarding Secrecy in Legal Education, 50 Cumb. L. Rev. 117 (2019-2020).
  7. Keeping the Zombies at Bay: Fourth Amendment Problems in the Fight Against Botnets, 27 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 359 (2020).
  8. Supreme Stalemates: Chalices, Jack-O’-Lanterns, and Other State High Court Tiebreakers, 169 U. Pa. L. Rev. 441 (2021).
  9. Slaying Zombie Debt: Missouri Rule 55.03 Can Prevent Time-Barred Debt Claims Through Sanctions, 88 UMKC L. Rev. 1065 (2020).
  10. Complex and Scary – The Use of Defense Experts in Environmental Litigation, 90 The Advoc. 56 (2020).