James W. Fox Jr. - Publications

James W. Fox Jr.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and
Professor of Law

B.A., University of North Carolina
J.D., University of Michigan Law School

American Legal History, Contracts, Poverty Law

Book Chapters

Reconstructing Citizenship: African-American Discourse, the Public Sphere, and the Initial Implementations of the Fourteenth Amendment, in Infinite Hope and Finite Disappointment: The Story of the First Interpreters of the Fourteenth Amendment (U. of Akron Press 2011) (Elizabeth Reilly, ed.).


Publics, Meanings, and the Privileges of Citizenship, __ Const. Comment. ___ (forthcoming 2016).

Originalism and the Exclusionary Critique: Counterpublic Originalism, 67 Ala. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015–2016).

Fourteenth Amendment Citizenship and the Reconstructing-Era Black Public Sphere, 42 Akron L. Rev. 153 (2009) (invited  symposium article).

The Law of Many Faces: The Ambiguous Origins of Reconstruction-Era Freedom of Contract, 49 Am. J. Leg. History 61 (2007) (published in  2009).

Intimations of Citizenship: Repressions and Expressions of Equal Citizenship in the Era of Jim Crow, 50 Howard
L.J. 113 (2006).

Doctrinal Myths and the Management of Cognitive Dissonance: Race, Law, and the Supreme Court's Doctrinal
Support of Jim Crow
, 34 Stetson L. Rev. 293 (2005).

Democratic Citizenship and Congressional Reconstruction: Defining and Implementing the Privileges and
Immunities of Citizenship
, 13 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rights L. Rev. 453 (2004) (invited symposium article).

Relational Contract Theory and Democratic Citizenship, 54 Case W. Res. L. Rev. (2003).

Re-Readings and Misreadings: Slaughter-House, Privileges or Immunities, and Section Five Enforcement
, 91 Ky. L.J. 67 (2002).

Citizenship, Poverty, and Federalism: 1787-1882, 60 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 421 (1999).

Liberalism, Democratic Citizenship, and Welfare Reform: The Troubling Case of Workfare, 74 Wash. U. L.Q. 103 (1996).

Other Writings

Black Reconstruction, in Encyclopedia of Race and Racism (forthcoming Gale-McMillan Ref. 2007).

Edwards v. California, in Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (forthcoming Routledge Ref. 2006).

Privileges and Immunities, in Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties (forthcoming Routledge Ref. 2006).

Naturalization Acts (1790),in Major Acts of Congress (MacMillian Ref. Bks. 2003).