Frank S. Ravitch
Marketing Creation: The Law and Intelligent Design (Cambridge Univ. Press, expected 2010).
Masters of Illusion: The Supreme Court and the Religion Clauses (NYU Press 2007) (Paperback edition scheduled Fall 2009).
Law and Religion, A Reader: Concepts, Cases, and Theory (Thomson/West 2004) & Teachers Manual. Second Edition & Teachers Manual (2008).
Religion and the State in American Law (work in progress) (with Boris Bittker & Scott Idelman). This project is supported by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.
Employment Discrimination Law (Prentice Hall 2005)(with Pamela Sumners & Janis McDonald).
School Prayer and Discrimination: The Civil Rights of Religious Minorities and Dissenters (Northeastern University Press 1999, paperback edition 2001).
Religion and the Law in American History, in The Columbia Guide to Religion in American History (Paul Harvey & Edward Blum, eds., Columbia Univ. Press, forthcoming 2009).
Legal Horizons: Philosophical Hermeneutics in Law Scholarship and Teaching, in Matters of Interpretation II (Michael J. Nakkula and Sharon M. Ravitch, eds., forthcoming 2009).
Michigan Constitutional Law, in Essays in Michigan Legal History (Paul Finkelman & Martin Hershock, eds., Ohio Univ. Press 2006) (This book received an award from the Historical Society of Michigan).
School Prayer and Discrimination, in The Encyclopedia of Religious Freedom (Catharine Cookson, Derek Davis, Satvinder Juss, eds., Berkshire/Routledge 2003).
A Crack In The Wall: Pluralism, Prayer and Pain in the Public Schools, in Law and Religion: A Critical Anthology (Stephen Feldman ed., NYU Press 2000).
Playing the Proof Game: The Law and Intelligent Design, Penn State Law Review (forthcoming 2009).
Religious Objects as Legal Subjects, 40 Wake Forest Law Review 1011 (2005).
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Neutrality: Broad Principles, Formalism, and the Establishment Clause, 38 Georgia Law Review 489 (2004).
The Supreme Court’s Rhetorical Hostility: What is “Hostile” to Religion Under the Establishment Clause? 2004 Brigham Young University Law Review 1031 (2004) (symposium).
Locke v. Davey and the Lose-lose Scenario: What Locke Could Have Said, but Didn’t, 40 Tulsa Law Review (2005) (symposium).
Some Thoughts on Religion, Abstinence Only, and Sex Education in the Public Schools, 26 Children’s Legal Rts. J. 48 (2006) (symposium based on presentations for the AALS Section on Education Law panel at the 2006 AALS Annual Meeting).
Struggling With Text And Context: A Hermeneutic Approach to Interpreting and Realizing Law School Missions, 74 St. Johns Law Review 731 (2000) (symposium).
The Americans With Certain Disabilities Act: Title I Of The ADA And The Supreme Court’s Result Oriented Jurisprudence, 77 Denver University Law Review 119 (2000)(with M. Freeman).
Privatization And Public Employee Pension Rights: Treading in Unexplored Territory, 19 Review of Public Pers. Administration 41 (1999)(with W. Lawther).
Creating Chaos In The Name of Consistency: Affirmative Action And The Odd Legacy Of Adarand Constructors Inc. v. Pena, 101 Dickinson Law Review 281 (1997).
Hostile Work Environment And The Objective Reasonableness Conundrum: Deriving A Workable Framework From Tort Law For Addressing Knowing Harassment of Hypersensitive Employees, 36 Boston College Law Review 257 (1995).
Contextualizing Gender Harassment: Providing An Analytical Framework For An Emerging Concept In Discrimination Law, 1995 Detroit College of Law at Michigan State Law Review 853 (lead article in annual labor law issue).
Beyond Reasonable Accommodation: The Availability And Structure Of A Cause Of Action For Workplace Harassment Under The Americans With Disabilities Act, 15 Cardozo Law Review 1475 (1994).
Balancing Fundamental Disability Policies: The Relationship Between The Americans With Disabilities Act And Social Security Disability, 1 Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty 240 (1994).
Rights and the Religion Clauses, 3 Duke J. of Constitutional Law & Public Policy 91 (2008).
Intelligent Design in Public Universities: Establishment of Religion or Academic Freedom? 16 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 1061 (2008) (symposium).
I have also written, or am in the process of writing, a number of short entries for a variety of legal encyclopedias, including: The Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties; Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States; Encyclopedia of the First Amendment.
Review of Joan Delfattore, The Fourth R: Conflicts Over Religion in America’s Public Schools (2004), 67 Sociology of Religion 112 (2006).
Review of Piety, Politics, and Pluralism: Religion, the Courts, and the 2000 Election (Mary C. Segers, ed. 2002), 65 Sociology of Religion 425 (2004).
Review of Guyora Binder and Robert Weisberg, Literary Criticisms of Law (Princeton Univ. Press 2000), 18 International J. for the Semiotics of Law (2004).
Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? A Nonfoundationalist Analysis of Richard A. Posner’s, The Problematics of Moral and Legal Theory, 37 Tulsa Law Review 967 (2002)(invited by the Law Review for Legal Scholarship Symposium issue dedicated to Morton Horwitz).
U.S. Supreme Court Briefs
Brief Amicus Curiae of (twenty railway unions) in Norfolk Southern Railway Co. v. Sorrell (2006).
Chandler v. Siegelman, author of brief Amicus Curiae of the Interfaith Alliance and the Horace Mann League in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari (filed January 21, 2000). Result: Certiorari granted, judgement vacated and case remanded to the Eleventh Circuit for further consideration in light of Santa Fe Indep. School Dist. v. Doe.
Locke v. Davey, signed onto "scholars and historians" amicus brief (filed July 2003).
Newdow v United States, signed onto "scholars and historians" amicus brief (filed February 2004). The case will be heard in Spring 2004.