Art Meets Justice

September 23, 2021
Lain contributes to Cortada’s project pairing art with constitutional legal analysis

In a new project from the Brill Legal History Library, editors M.C. Mirow and Howard Wasserman invited 10 constitutional law scholars to write essays inspired by artist Xavier Cortada’s paintings. 

Professor Corinna Lain’s contribution to Painting Constitutional Law unpacks Proffitt v. Florida, which upheld Florida’s death penalty statute. Lain describes Cortada’s “fantastical piece” as one that “captures the horror of death” through its depiction of a “formulaic approach to death penalty decision-making.”

Learn more in this video interview.