Alfred L. Brophy

University of Alabama - School of Law

Paul and Charlene Jones Chair

P.O. Box 870382

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

35

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Ideas:
“  I’m writing a book on the idea of equality among African American intellectuals in the early twentieth century. I’m also in the final stages of a coedited volume on Francis Daniel Pastorius, a seventeenth century German lawyer who emigrated to Pennsylvania, and a coedited volume (with my dean, Mark Brandon), the Cambridge Companion to the Declaration of Independence, and I’m in the early stages of a co-edited volume on literary addresses to southern colleges before the Civil War. My articles in progress include an expansive study of appellate decisions regarding slaves held in trust, a study of Klan violence in North Carolina in the 1860s and 1870s and their appeals to the rule of “law,” a study of the micro trials in a suspected slave rebellion in North Carolina in 1802, and several shorter pieces, on tortious interference with an expectancy, controlling executors’ discretion, and a piece on trusts and estates pedagogy involving surveys of student attitudes towards intestacy.  ”

Scholarly Papers (35)

1.

Ranking Law Schools, 2015: Student Aptitude, Employment Outcome, and Law Review Citations

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2624399
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 01 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2015
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Law School Rankings, US News, LSAT, Student Employment Outcomes, Law Review Citations

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Ranking Law Schools with LSATs, Employment Outcomes, and Law Review Citations

91 Indiana Law Journal Supplement 55 (2015), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2456032
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 20 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2016
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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law school rankings, LSAT, employment outcome, law reviews, citations

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The Emerging Importance of Law Review Rankings for Law School Rankings, 2003-07

U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 08-05
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 13 Apr 2006
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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The Relationship between Law Review Citations and Law School Rankings

U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 08-04
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 09 Dec 2005
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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law review, rankings, U.S. News, Leiter, Law Schools, Legal Education

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The Cultural War Over Reparations for Slavery

DePaul Law Review, Vol. 53, pp. 1181-1213, 2004
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 06 Jul 2004
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 742 (18,253)
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Reparations, slavery, Jim Crow, culture war

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Law [Review]'s Empire: The Assessment of Law Reviews and Trends in Legal Scholarship

Connecticut Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 101-117, 2006, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 959373
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 14 Feb 2007
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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law review rankings, law school rankings

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Some Conceptual and Legal Problems in Reparations for Slavery

NYU Annual Survey of American Law, Vol. 58, No. 4, 2003
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 18 Jun 2003
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 633 (22,055)
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reparations, slavery, unjust enrichment, affimative action, Jim Crow, riots

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Grave Matters: The Ancient Rights of the Graveyard

U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Aug 2005
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 580 (29,595)

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property, cemetery, implied easements, background principles of property law, reparations

9.

The Nat Turner Trials

91 North Carolina Law Review 1817-80 June 2013, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2281519
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 02 Sep 2013
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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slavery, Nat Turner, legal history, slave rebellion, criminal law

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The Most Esteemed Act of My Life: Family, Property, Will, and Trust in the Antebellum South

Alabama Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 18 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 16 Mar 2010
Stephen Duane Davis II and Alfred L. Brophy
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama and University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 280 (82,530)

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trusts, wills, slavery, antebellum legal history

11.

Reconsidering Reparations

Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 81, p. 811, 2006, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 928447
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Sep 2006
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 251 (85,619)
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reparations, slavery, Jim Crow

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Reparations Talk: Reparations for Slavery and the Tort Law Analogy

Boston College Third World Law Journal, Vol. 24, pp. 81-138, 2004
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 29 Feb 2004
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 243 (90,312)
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reparations, slavery, Jim Crow, unjust enrichment

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Reading Professor Obama: Race and the American Constitutional Tradition

University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Vol. 75, (2014), pages 495-581, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2131395
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 19 Aug 2012 Last Revised: 13 Jun 2015
Stacey Marlise Gahagan and Alfred L. Brophy
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 229 (81,615)

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Obama, Critical Race Theory, Race and Law

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Thomas Ruffin: Of Moral Philosophy and Monuments

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 25 Jun 2008
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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monuments, moral philosophy, jurisprudence, slavery, legal history

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Utility, History, and the Rule of Law: The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 in Antebellum Jurisprudence

THE TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICAN LEGAL HISTORY: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF MORTON J. HORWITZ, Harvard University Press, 2008, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 1024033
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Nov 2007 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2008
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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slavery, fugitive slave act, antebellum legal history, antebellum jurisprudence, Congressional Globe

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The Signaling Value of Law Reviews: An Exploration of Citations and Prestige

Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 36, pp. 229-243, 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 20 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jun 2009
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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law review, citations

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Applied Legal History: Demystifying the Doctrine of Odious Debts

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Paper No. 236
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2009
Sarah Ludington, G. Mitu Gulati and Alfred L. Brophy
Campbell University Norman Andrian Wiggins School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of Alabama - School of Law
Downloads 158 (145,233)

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odious debts, international law, Alexander Sack

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'These Great and Beautiful Republics of the Dead': Public Constitutionalism and the Antebellum Cemetery

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2304305
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 18 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2014
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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popular constitutionalism, constitutional culture, Lincoln, cemetery, oratory

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Considering Reparations for the Dred Scott Case

THE DRED SCOTT CASE: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES, Christopher Bracey, David Konig, and Paul Finkelman, eds., Ohio State University Press, 2010, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 997900
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 17 Dec 2009
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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legal history, dred scott, reparations, slavery, truth commission

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African American Student Enrollment and Law School Ranking

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1991909
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 May 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jan 2013
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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law school rankings, US News rankings, diversity, law students, law school faculty diversity

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The Law of Descent of the Mind: Law, History, and Civilization in Antebellum Literary Addresses

U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 07-17
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 11 Aug 2005
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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antebellum legal history, literary addresses, moral philosophy, antebellum jurisprudence

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Considering William and Mary's History with Slavery: The Case of President Thomas Roderick Dew

William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 16, p. 1091, 2008, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 1122457
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 21 Apr 2008
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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slavery, apology, universities, proslavery thought, antebellum legal history

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Mrs. Lincoln's Lawyer's Cat: The Future of Legal Scholarship

Connecticut Law Review CONNtemplations, Vol. 39, 2007
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Jul 2007
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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law review, citations, legal scholarship, book publishing, history of the book

24.

Property and Progress: Antebellum Landscape Art and Property Law

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 09 Aug 2008
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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property, landscape, legal history, nineteenth century literature, idea of progress,

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Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey: Freedom, Slavery, and Freedom Again in the Old South

Mississippi Law Journal, 2016, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2469529
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 30 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2016
Judson E. Crump and Alfred L. Brophy
Independent and University of Alabama - School of Law
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slavery, emancipation, kidnapping, African American history, American Colonization Society, 12 Years a Slave

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The Republics of Liberty and Letters: Progress, Union, and Constitutionalism in Graduation Addresses at the Antebellum University of North Carolina

North Carolina Law Review, 2011, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1644996
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2010
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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popular constitutionalism, graduation addresses, antebellum orations

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'Cold Legal Points into Points of Flame': Karl Llewellyn Attacks Lynching

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2619895
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Jun 2015
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Legal Realism, NAACP, lynching, Karl Llewellyn, Charles Hamilton Houston

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Land, Slaves, and Bonds: Trust and Probate in the Pre-Civil War Shenandaoh Valley

West Virginia Law Review, 2016, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2113084
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 06 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
Alfred L. Brophy and Douglas Bradley Thie
University of Alabama - School of Law and Forsythe Immigration Group
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wills, trusts, probate, pre-Civil War property law, slaves, inheritance

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Re-Integrating Spaces: The Possibilities of Common Law Property

2 Savannah Law Review 1-20 (2015), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2640209
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 07 Aug 2015
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Antislavery Women and the Origins of American Jurisprudence

94 Texas Law Review 115 (2014), UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2635248
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 26 Jul 2015 Last Revised: 01 May 2016
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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slavery, anti-slavery, pro-slavery, antebellum jurisprudence

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The Eugenics Movement in North Carolina

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2650083
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 30 Aug 2015
Alfred L. Brophy and Elizabeth Lea Troutman
University of Alabama - School of Law and Independent
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Eugenics, reparations, sterilization, administrative law

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The Jurisprudence of Slavery, Freedom, and Union at Washington College, 1831-1861

UNC Legal Studies Research Paper
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 24 Apr 2017
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Black Power in a Prison Library

Howard Law Journal, 2017, UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2901475
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Feb 2017 Last Revised: 23 Apr 2017
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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A Confederate History in the Yale Law Journal

Connecticut Law Review Online, 2017 , UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2688065
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Nov 2015 Last Revised: 24 May 2016
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law
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Jim Crow, memory of Civil War, memory of slavery, Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, nineteenth century constitutional history

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Reparations Pro and Con

Oxford University Press, 2006, U of Alabama Public Law Research Paper No. 1118466
Posted: 14 Apr 2008
Alfred L. Brophy
University of Alabama - School of Law

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reparations, slavery, Jim Crow