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. 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)).
Sexuality and the Law