James R. Elkins

Professor James Elkins

Professor of Law 

Awards

Benedum Distinguished Scholar (1995)  

Arthur S. Dayton Professor of Law (2013)

  • Editor, “Lawyer Poets and That World We Call Law” (Pleasure Boat Studio, 2013). An anthology of poems about the practice of law.

Education

  • B.A., University of Kentucky, 1967
  • J.D., University of Kentucky, 1971
    • Member, Order of the Coif
    • LL.M., Yale University, 1975

Publications 

  • Meditations on the Odd Lives We Live, 31 Legal Studies Forum 885-931 (2007)
  • A Poetics of and for Ruthann Robson, 8 New York City Law Review 363-400 (2005)
  • In Search of the Lawyer Poets, Rattle #23 (Summer, 2005)(vol.11, no.1)(p117-124) [revised version titled, “The Remnants of a Lost & Forgotten Library: On Finding the Lawyer Poets,” 30 Legal Studies Forum 1-9 (2006)]
  • Interview [Albert Borowitz], 29 Legal Studies Forum 1047-1056 (2005)
  • Simon Perchik: An Interview, 29 Legal Studies Forum 181-186 (2005)
  • Ruthann Robson and James R. Elkins: A Conversation, 29 Legal Studies Forum 145-172 (2005)
  • Reading/Teaching Lawyer Films, 28 Vermont Law Review 813-879 (2004) [revised, condensed version, published in 25 (1) Les Cahiers de L’Apliut(Symposium: Cinéma et Langue de Spécialité) 8-25 (2006)]
  • An Anthology of Poetry By Lawyers (Introduction), 28 Legal Studies Forum 1-19 (2004)
  • “A Letter to ‘Law & Literature’ Students in Australia,” in Law, Memory & Literature 20-33 (Australian Legal Philosophy Students Association, ALPSA 2004 Annual Publication, 2004)
  • The John William Corrington & Charles Bukowski Correspondence: On Poetry and Writing, 27 Legal Studies Forum 561-611 (2003)
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