Does Satan Deserve a Lawyer?

Gerard Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. Professor Magliocca is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford, his law degree from Yale, and joined the faculty after two years as an attorney at Covington and Burling and one year as a law clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Professor Magliocca has received the Best New Professor Award and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) from the student body, and in 2008 held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2013.

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5 Responses

  1. James Cappio says:

    Of course you’re aware of the Mayo case.

  2. Howard Wasserman says:

    Or the new movie “Suing the Devil,” in which Satan appears to defend himself before a default judgment can be entered. The film opened in select theatres and apparently has been doing a lot of church-sponsored private viewings across the country.

  3. Shag from Brookline says:

    It is alleged that when W. C. Fields was caught thumbing through the Bible on his death bed he said “I’m looking for loopholes.” Practicing lawyers not on their death beds do that all the time representing clients. The Devil, you say? Consider the definition of a lawyer in Gerard’s earlier post on the Devil.

  4. Michael Herz says:

    Indeed, Satan is especially exposed in light of the assistance to potential plaintiffs provided by Charles Yablon, Suing the Devil: A Guide for Practitioners, 86 Virgina L. Rev. 103 (2000).

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