Michael J. Higdon

University of Tennessee College of Law

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law

1505 West Cumberland Avenue

Knoxville, TN 37996

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

Fatherhood by Conscription: Nonconsensual Insemination and the Duty of Child Support

Georgia Law Review, Vol. 46, 2012, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 139
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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statutory rape, father's rights, child support, paternity, rape, sexual assault, consent, paternity fraud

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If You Grant It, They Will Come: The History and Enduring Legal Legacy of Migratory Divorce

Utah Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 408
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 22 Jan 2021 Last Revised: 11 May 2022
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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Oral Argument and Impression Management: Harnessing the Power of Nonverbal Persuasion for a Judicial Audience

Kansas Law Review, Vol. 57, No. 3, 2008, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 09-01, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 84
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
Downloads 1,177 (25,399)

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nonverbal, persuasion, oral argument

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The Legal Reader: An Exposé

43 N.M. L. Rev. 77 (2013), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 183
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 12 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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legal reader, legal writing, law and pop culture

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From Simon Cowell to Tim Gunn: What Reality Television Can Teach Us About How to Critique Our Students' Work Effectively

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 15, p. 169, 2007, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-31
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 09 Dec 2012
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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legal writing, legal education, student assessment, pedagogy, popular culture

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Something Judicious this Way Comes... The Use of Foreshadowing as a Persuasive Device in Judicial Narrative

University of Richmond Law Review, May 2010, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 74
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 15 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2011
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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To Lynch a Child: Bullying and Gender Non-Conformity in Our Nation's Schools

University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 102, Indiana Law Journal, Vol. 86, No. 827, 2011
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 04 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2019
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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lgbt, bullying, lynching

Oral Advocacy and Vocal Fry: The Unseemly, Sexist Side of Nonverbal Persuasion

13 Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD 209 (2016), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 300
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 20 Mar 2016 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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Oral Advocacy and Vocal Fry: The Unseemly, Sexist Side of Nonverbal Persuasion

Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, Vol. 13, 2016
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 08 Dec 2016
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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When Informal Adoption Meets Intestate Succession: The Cultural Myopia of the Equitable Adoption Doctrine

Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 223, 2008
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 28 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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Marginalized Fathers and Demonized Mothers: A Feminist Look at the Reproductive Freedom of Unmarried Men

66 Alabama Law Review 507 (2015), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 234
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 28 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 12 Oct 2017
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
Downloads 456 (89,399)
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Polygamous Marriage, Monogamous Divorce

67 Duke Law Journal 79 (2017), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 293
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 12 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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Constitutional Parenthood

103 Iowa Law Review 1483 (2018), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 330
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 01 Aug 2017 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2018
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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A Place in the Academy: Law Faculty Hiring and Socioeconomic Bias

St. John's Law Review , Vol. 87, 2013, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 176
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2014
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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Queer Teens and Legislative Bullies: The Cruel and Invidious Discrimination Behind Heterosexist Statutory Rape Laws

42 UC Davis Law Review 195 (2008), UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 08-08
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 24 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2016
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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gay, lesbian, statutory rape, adolescent

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Beyond the Metatheoretical: Implicit Bias in Law Review Article Selection

51 Wake Forest Law Review 339 (2016), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 301
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Apr 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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Parens Patriae and the Disinherited Child

Washington Law Review, 2020 (Forthcoming), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 382
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 03 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2020
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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inheritance, parens patriae, children and the law

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Biological Citizenship and the Children of Same-Sex Marriage

87 George Washington Law Review 124 (2019), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 346
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 12 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2019
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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Obergefell, Marriage Equality, Same-Sex Parent

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Using DVD Covers to Teach Weight of Authority

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 15, No. 1, Fall 2007
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Apr 2007
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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The Quasi-Parent Conundrum

University of Colorado Law Review (forthcoming), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 359
Number of pages: 72 Posted: 31 Jul 2018 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2019
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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It's a Small World: Using the Classic Disney Ride to Teach Document Coherence

Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 17, No. 2, p. 111, 2009, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 73
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 27 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2011
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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coherence transitions

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State Misdemeanant, Federal Felon: Adolescent Sexual Offenders and the INA

2017 U. ILL. L. REV. 963 , University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 285
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2018
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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22.

Common Law Divorce

Alabama Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 426
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Feb 2022 Last Revised: 03 Mar 2022
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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23.

(In)Formal Marriage Equality

89 Fordham Law Review 1351 (2021), University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 397
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 17 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 28 Jul 2021
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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Obergefell, Same-Sex Marriage, Marriage Equality

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LGBTQ Youth and the Promise of the Kennedy Quartet

Cardozo Law Review, Forthcoming, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 417
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 22 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2021
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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law & sexuality, juvenile law

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While They Waited: Pre- Obergefell Lives and the Law of Nonmarriage

Yale Law Journal Forum, Vol. 129, p. 1, July 2019, University of Tennessee Legal Studies Research Paper No. 381
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2019
Michael J. Higdon
University of Tennessee College of Law
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obergefell, same-sex marriage, nonmarriage, cohabitation

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Brief of Amici Curiae Legal Scholars in Support of Equality in Support of Respondents, Fulton v. City of Philadelpha

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Oct 2020
University of Kansas - School of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, Georgia State University - College of Law, Brooklyn Law School and Boston University - School of Law
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religious exemptions, sexual orientation, antidscriminiation, public accommodations law, LGBT, first amendment, free exercise, free speech