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Steven J. Macias

Assistant Professor of Law





"Legal Thought from Blackstone to Kent and Story." In A Companion to American Legal History, edited by Sally Hadden & Alfred L. Brophy, 484-505. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.


"Adolescent Identity Versus the First Amendment: Sexuality and Speech Rights in the Public Schools." 49 San Diego Law Review 791-822 (2012).

“Viewing Law as Cultural Politics in the Promotion of Gay Equality.” 19 Law and Sexuality 175-180 (2010).

“The Huck Finn Syndrome in History and Theory: The Origins of Family Privacy.” 12 Journal of Law and Family Studies 87-150 (2010).

“Rorty, Pragmatism, and Gaylaw: A Eulogy, A Celebration, and A Triumph.” 77 UMKC Law Review 85-117 (2008).


Review of Ellen Holmes Pearson, Remaking Custom: Law and Identity in the Early American Republic (2011). 62 Journal of Legal Education 367-376 (2012).

Review of Peter Charles Hoffer, A Nation of Laws: America’s Imperfect Pursuit of Justice (2010). 28 Law and History Review 1097-1099 (2010).

Review of The Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law (Roger K. Newman ed., 2009). 28 Law and History Review 567-569 (2010).



Room 234
Lesar Law Building
Mailcode 6804
Carbondale, IL 62901
(618) 453-8464