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)
Book Review, 117 Am. Hist. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 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)).
Sexuality and the Law