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Naomi Mezey

Professor of Law

B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., University of Minnesota; J.D., Stanford

Areas of Expertise:

Civil Procedure and Trial Practice, Legislation

Professor Mezey received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served as an articles editor for the Stanford Law Review.  She also has a...

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Professor Mezey received her J.D. from Stanford Law School, where she served as an articles editor for the Stanford Law Review.  She also has a masters degree in American Studies from the University of Minnesota.  Professor Mezey served as law clerk for Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  She worked as a Legislative Aide to former Senator Alan Cranston.  Her teaching fields include Legislation, Civil Procedure, Jurisprudence and Law and Culture.

Recent Scholarship

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Naomi Mezey & David Luban, Introduction: Law After Babel, 25 King's L.J. 223-230 (2014).   
  • Naomi Mezey & Gabe Lezra, Forms of Affiliation: Family, Democracy, and Civil Society in Horton Hears a Who!, 58 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 547-566 (2013-2014).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Noami Mezey & Mark C. Niles, Screening the Law: Ideology and Law in American Popular Culture, in Framing Law and Crime: An Interdisciplinary Anthology 267-313 (Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart, Michael Hviid Jacobsen & Cecil Greek eds., Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Naomi Mezey, Mapping a Cultural Studies of Law, in The Handbook of Law and Society 39-55 (Austin Sarat & Patricia Ewick eds., Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell 2015).    [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
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All Scholarship 2001 - Present

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Naomi Mezey & David Luban, Introduction: Law After Babel, 25 King's L.J. 223-230 (2014).   
  • Naomi Mezey & Gabe Lezra, Forms of Affiliation: Family, Democracy, and Civil Society in Horton Hears a Who!, 58 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 547-566 (2013-2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Naomi Mezey, The Image Cannot Speak for Itself: Film, Summary Judgment, and Visual Literacy, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 1-39 (2013).    [W]
  • Naomi Mezey & Cornelia T.L. Pillard, Against the New Maternalism, 18 Mich. J. Gender & L. 229-296 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
  • Naomi Mezey, Response: The Death of the Bisexual Saboteur, 100 Geo. L.J. 1093-1104 (2012).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Naomi Mezey, Love as Legal Methodology: Comments on Love in a Time of Envy, 28 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 747-753 (2010).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Naomi Mezey, Law's Culture and Lived Culture: A Comment on Roger Cotterrell's 'The Struggle for Law: Some Dilemmas of Cultural Legality', 4 Int'l J.L. in Context 395-399 (2009).    [WWW]
  • Naomi Mezey, The Paradoxes of Cultural Property, 107 Colum. L. Rev. 2004-2046 (2007).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Naomi Mezey & Mark C. Niles, Screening the Law: Ideology and Law in American Popular Culture, 28 Colum. J.L. & Arts 91-185 (2005)(adapted in Framing Law and Crime: An Interdisciplinary Anthology 267-313 (Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart, Michael Hviid Jacobsen & Cecil Greek eds., Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016)).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Naomi Mezey, Erasure and Recognition: The Census, Race and the National Imagination, 97 Nw. U. L. Rev. 1701-1768 (2003).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Naomi Mezey, Law As Culture, 13 Yale J.L. & Human. 35-67 (2001).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
  • Naomi Mezey, Out of the Ordinary: Law, Power, Culture and the Commonplace, 26 Law & Soc. Inquiry 145-167 (2001) (reviewing Patricia Ewick & Susan S. Silbey, The Common Place of Law: Stories From Everday Life (1998)).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Noami Mezey & Mark C. Niles, Screening the Law: Ideology and Law in American Popular Culture, in Framing Law and Crime: An Interdisciplinary Anthology 267-313 (Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart, Michael Hviid Jacobsen & Cecil Greek eds., Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016).    [BOOK]
  • Naomi Mezey, Mapping a Cultural Studies of Law, in The Handbook of Law and Society 39-55 (Austin Sarat & Patricia Ewick eds., Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell 2015).    [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Naomi Mezey, A Ritual of Redemption: Reimagining Community in To Kill a Mockingbird, in Reimagining To Kill a Mockingbird: Family, Community, and the Possibility of Equal Justice under Law 104-127 (Austin Sarat & Martha Merrill Umphrey eds., Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts Press 2013).    [BOOK]
  • Naomi Mezey, Law's Visual Afterlife: Violence, Popular Culture, and Translation Theory, in Imagining Legality: Where Law Meets Popular Culture 65-99 (Austin Sarat ed., Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press 2011).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]
  • Naomi Mezey, Census, United States, Entry, in 1 Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, and Society in the United States 285-292 (Ilan Stavans & Harold Augenbraum eds., Danbury, Conn.: Grolier Academic Reference 2005).    [BOOK]
  • Naomi Mezey, Law as Culture, in Sports and Inequality 17-20 (Michael Cozzillio & Robert L. Hayman, Jr. eds., Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2004).    [BOOK]
  • Naomi Mezey, Law as Culture, in Cultural Analysis, Cultural Studies, and the Law: Moving Beyond Legal Realism 37-72 (Austin Sarat & Jonathan Simon eds., Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press 2003).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief of Amicus Curiae BiLaw in Support of Petitioners, Obergefell v. Hodges, Nos. 14-556, 14-562, 14-571, 14-574 (U.S. Mar. 3, 2015).   
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In the News

"Dividing Lines: Who Owns the Culture My Friends Appropriate?," coverage by The Georgetown Voice, March 22, 2017, quoting Associate Dean Naomi Mezey.

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"Dividing Lines: Who Owns the Culture My Friends Appropriate?," coverage by The Georgetown Voice, March 22, 2017, quoting Associate Dean Naomi Mezey.

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