John R. Pagan

University Professor

Profile

Professor John Pagan is a University Professor and served as Dean of the Law School from 1997-2003. He teaches and writes in the areas of legal history, constitutional law, and sexuality and the law. Professor Pagan's book, Anne Orthwood's Bastard: Sex and Law in Early Virginia, won the American Historical Association's James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History.  

Memberships

Phi Beta Kappa

Assocation of Marshall Scholars

Professional Experience

University Professor (2003-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Dean and Professor of Law (1997-2003)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Global Professor and Director of the Global Law School Program (1996-97)
New York University School of Law, New York, NY

Professor of Law (1986-95)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Ark.

Associate Professor of Law (1984-86)
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, Ark.

Associate Professor of Law (1983-84)
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

Assistant Professor of Law (1979-83)
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Va.

Clerk (1978-79)
Hon. Ozell M. Trask, United States Court of Appeals, 9th Cir., Phoenix & San Francisco

Publications

Books

Anne Orthwood's Bastard: Sex and Law in Early America (2d ed., Oxford University Press, 2009).

Anne Orthwood's Bastard: Sex and Law in Early Virginia (Oxford University Press, 2003). (Awarded The American Historical Association's Prize in Atlantic History)

Reviews

Book Review, 117 Am. Hist. Rev. 1583 (2012) (reviewing Elaine Forman Crane, Witches, Wife Beaters, and Whores: Common Law and Common Folk in Early America (2011)).

Book Review, 95 J. Am. Hist. 179 (2008) (reviewing Thomas Foster, ed., Long Before Stonewall: Histories of Same-Sex Sexuality in Early America (2007)).

Education

D.Phil., Oxford University (Merton College) 1997

J.D., Harvard University 1978

M.Litt., Oxford University (Merton College) 1975

A.B., College of William and Mary 1973

Contact Information

(804) 289-8188
(Mobile)
(804) 289-8683 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Legal History
Constitutional Law
Sexuality and the Law