Christine A. CorcosAssociate Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
This year Professor Corcos taught a new course on Theater Law, European Union I, Media Law, and the Privacy Law Seminar. She is the faculty advisor to the newly formed Entertainment and Media Law Society. She gave a talk at the meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities at Texas Wesleyan University Law School, Eye(I)Witness, and chaired a panel (March 16-17, 2012). She gave an interview to the Italian newspaper Il Foglio Quotidiano on the legal and cultural meaning of the Lindburgh kidnapping and to the L. A. Daily Journal about the Supreme Court opinion in Fox v. FCC. She published Prosecutors and Psychics on the Air: Does a “Psychic Detective Effect” Exist? in Law and Justice On the Small Screen 173 (Jessica Silbey and Peter Robson eds.; Hart Publishing, 2012). She co-wrote with David Papke et al. Law and Popular Culture: Text, Notes, and Questions (2d ed.) Lexis Publishing (2012). She updated her section of the looseleaf publication Benedict on Admiralty. She again served on the ABA Gavel Awards Screening Committee. She continued to edit and maintain the blogs Law and Humanities blog (for the Law and Humanities Institute), Media Law Prof Blog (for LawProfBlogs), and Law and Magic Blog; continued blogging at Feminist Law Prof. In addition she was invited to blog at SCOTUSBlog, the premier blog for Supreme Court news, and was invited to comment there in future.
Professor Corcos was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Law and Humanities Institute and continues to serve as its Secretary/Treasurer. She also continues to serve on the Board of Editors of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, and reviews manuscripts both for that journal and for the journal Law, Culture, and the Humanities. She and Prof. John Devlin also spoke to the Louisiana Chapter of the Americans United for the Separation for Church & State on the First Amendment for Constitution Day in September of 2011.
Professor Corcos received a bachelor's degree in history with high honors from the Honors College, and a master's degree in history, both from Michigan State University. She received the J.D. from Case Western Reserve Law School, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. She currently teaches in the areas of media law, entertainment law, Internet law, gender and the law, European Union law, and tort law, and researches and writes in the areas of First Amendment law, legal history, and law and popular culture. Professor Corcos is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. She frequently works with the American Bar Association’s Division for Public Education to educate the public on the meaning and importance of the legal system. She is also a well known academic blogger.View Archived Biographies
B.A., 1973, The Honors College, Michigan State University
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