GIG Editor John Denvir has studied, practiced, taught, and written about law for over forty years.
I went to NYU (JD) and Harvard (LLM) Law Schools. I then taught constitutional law at the University of San Francisco, Oregon, and UC Berkeley, publishing two highly praised books and also scholarly articles in the Stanford and other leading law reviews on constitutional theory.
But I am probably best known for my book Legal Reelism: Movies as Legal Texts and its award-winning companion website Picturing Justice –pioneering entries in the emerging field of Law and Popular Culture. Writing posts for Picturing Justice convinced me that the most interesting commentaries on law were not always found in judicial opinions and law review articles.
My goal in writing this blog is to celebrate the creativity, savvy, and tenacity that lawyers bring to their work and to urge individual lawyers to think carefully about how they want to use the power their skills provide them.
GIG wishes to thank Michael Denvir for his his extremely helpful advice on questions of design and organization.
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