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B.A., 1973, The Honors College, Michigan State University
M.A., 1975, Michigan State University
A.M.L.S., 1979, The University of Michigan
J.D. Case Western Reserve University 1990
Graduate work in history and political science, University of Michigan

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Christine A. Corcos

Richard C. Cadwallader Professorship and Judge Albert Tate, Jr. Foundation Professorship
Associate Professor of Law


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.

Courses Taught

Entertainment Law
European Union I
Gender and the Law
Law and Society Seminar
Media Law
Media Law Seminar
Privacy Law Seminar
Theater Law

Selected Publications

Law Review Articles

Christine A. Corcos, From Agnatic Succession To Absolute Primogeniture: The Shift to Equal Rights of Succession to Thrones and Titles In the Modern European Constitutional Monarchy, 2012 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1588.

Christine A. Corcos, George Carlin, Constitutional Law Scholar, 37 Stetson L. Rev. 899 (2008) Symposium issue on Culture, Language and the First Amendment.

Christine A. Corcos, Seeing It Coming Since 1945: State Bans and regulations of "Crafty Science" Speech and Activity, 37 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 39 (2014). Symposium Issue. Full Text

Christine A. Corcos, Some Thoughts on Chuck Lorre, "Bad Words," and the "Raging Paranoia of Network Censors," 22 Regent U. L. Rev. 369 (2009/2010). Symposium Issue.

Christine A. Corcos, Visits To a Small Planet: Rights Talk In Some Science Fiction Film and Television Series From the 1950s to the 1990s, 39 Stetson L. Rev. 183 (2009) (Symposium Issue).


Christine A. Corcos, Law and Popular Culture (2d ed.; with David Ray Papke, et al., LEXIS Publishing, 2012).

Christine A. Corcos, The Law of the European Union: A New Constitutional Order (2d ed.; Carolina Academic Press, 2013. With Alain A. Levasseur, Richard Scott, Joel Moneger, and A. Raynouard.

Christine A. Corcos, Law and Magic: A Collection of Essays (Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2010). Full Text

Book Chapters and Essays

Christine A. Corcos, Damages: The Truth Is Out There, in Lawyers in Your Living Room (Michael Asimow, ed.; Chicago: ABA, 2009).

Christine A. Corcos, Magical Images in Law, in Explorations on Courtroom Discourse 131 (Anne Wagner ed., Ashgate, 2011).

Christine A. Corcos, A Man for All Reasons: The Uses of Alexis de Tocqueville's Writings in U.S. Judicial Opinions, in Liber Amicorum 481 (ed. Olivier Moréteau, Claitors, 2008).

Christine A. Corcos, "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).

Book Supplements

Christine A. Corcos, Benedict on Admiralty. Deskbook Update. (2015).

Electronic Publications and Blogs

Christine A. Corcos, Concurring Opinions (guest blogger)

Christine A. Corcos, Feminist Law Professors

Christine A. Corcos, Media Law Prof Blog

Christine A. Corcos, Law & Humanities Blog

Christine A. Corcos, Law & Magic Blog

Christine A. Corcos, A Tocqueville Bibliography. Full Text

Honors & Awards

  • Order of the Coif, LSU Chapter (inducted 2003)
  • AALL/West Publishing Scholarship 1989
  • Phi Beta Kappa (elected 1973)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (elected 1973)