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Faculty name: Aderson Bellegarde François

Note: This bibliography changes the order of authors so that Georgetown authors are listed first.


  • Aderson Bellegarde François, Anthony G. Amsterdam & Peggy Cooper Davis, Lawyering by the Book (New York: New York University School of Law 2004).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Aderson Bellegarde François, Peggy Cooper Davis & Colin P. Starger, The Persistence of the Confederate Narrative, 84 Tenn. L. Rev. 301-364 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]
  • Aderson Bellegarde François, Et in Arcadia Ego: Buck v. Davis, Black Thugs, and the Supreme Court's Race Jurisprudence, 15 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 229-246 (2017).    [HEIN] [W] [WWW]
  • Aderson Bellegarde François, Acts of Meaning: Telling and Retelling the Narrative of Race-Conscious Affirmative Action, 57 Howard L.J. 467-475 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Aderson Bellegarde François, The Brand of Inferiority: The Civil Rights Act of 1875, White Supremacy, and Affirmative Action, 57 Howard L.J. 573-599 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Aderson Bellegarde François, Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past: Fisher v. University of Texas, the Freedmen's Bureau Act, and the “Originalist” Meaning of Color Blindness, 21 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 313-327 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Aderson Bellegarde François, To Make Freedom Happen: Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court, and the Creation Myth of American Voting Rights, 34 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 529-560 (2014).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Aderson Bellegarde François, To Go into Battle with Space and Time: Emancipated Slave Marriage, Interracial Marriage, and Same-Sex Marriage, 13 J. Gender Race & Just. 105-151 (2009).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Aderson Bellegarde François, Only Connect: The Right to Community and the Individual Liberty Interest in State-Sponsored Racial Integration, 112 Penn St. L. Rev. 985-1022 (2008).    [HEIN] [W]
  • Aderson Bellegarde François & Peggy Cooper Davis, Thinking Like A Laywer, 81 N.D. L. Rev. 795-805 (2005).    [HEIN] [W]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

  • Aderson Bellegarde François, Making out the Ghost Behind the Words: Approaching Legal Text with Psychological Intelligence, in The Affective Assistance of Counsel: Practicing Law as a Healing Profession 109-139 (Marjorie A. Silver ed., Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2007).    [BOOK]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

  • Brief Amicus Curiae for the Georgetown University Law Center Chapter of the Black Law Students Association in Support of Respondents, County of Los Angeles v. Mendez, No. 16-369 (U.S. Feb. 22, 2017).    [W] [WWW]
  • Brief for Votevets Action Fund as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondents, Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, No. 16-980 (U.S. Sept. 22, 2017).    [W] [WWW]
  • Brief of Amici Curiae Reagan Greenberg, Achim Howard, Alexa Rodriguez, Jeymee Semiti, Avatara Smith-Carrington, Savanna Wanzer, & Sam Williamson in Support of Respondent, Gloucester Cty. Sch. Bd. v. G.G., No. 16-273 (U.S. Mar. 1, 2017).    [WWW]
  • Brief Amicus Curiae of Urban Historian Leo Hollis in Support of Respondent, Wells Fargo & Co. v. City of Miami, No. 15-1112 (U.S. Oct. 7, 2016).   
  • Brief for the Campaign Legal Center, The League of Women Voters, The Voting Rights Institute, The Racial Justice Project at New York Law School, The National Council of Jewish Women, and The National Association of Social Workers as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellants, Bethune-Hill v. Va. State Bd. of Elections, No. 15-680 (U.S. Sept. 14, 2016).   
  • Brief for the Campaign Legal Center, the League of Women Voters, the Voting Rights Institute, the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the National Association of Social Workers as Amici Curiae in Support of Appellees, McCrory v. Harris, No. 15-1262 (U.S. Oct. 19, 2016).   
  • Brief for the National Black Law Students Association as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner, Buck v. Davis, No. 15-8049 (U.S. Jul. 29, 2016).   

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