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.
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)
English Statutes in Virginia, 1660-1714, in Law and Legal Literature in Early Virginia (chapter 4) (Warren M. Billings & Brent Tarter eds., 2017).
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)).
States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S. (Reuters)
Wed., May. 25, 2016
It's the Law: Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia (FindLaw)
Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
Is the Supreme Court Ready to Settle the Gay Marriage Battle? (NBC News)
Sun., Sep. 28, 2014
Marriage equality marches toward the Supreme Court (MSNBC)
Thu., Jul. 31, 2014
Sexuality and the Law