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Would You Buy a Zombie Law Casebook?

By Deanne Katz, Esq. | Last updated on

Reading through dry and dull law casebooks can feel like a slow-death at times but it may not be as bad if the subject itself were the dead, or rather then undead. Zombies to be exact.

After all, there's 'Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,' why not a law casebook on Zombies. It sounds at least more exciting than civil procedure.

Don't dismiss the idea as an amusing flight of fancy. Attorney Joshua Warren is working on getting the book published and he just might do it.

Not only that, you could be part of making a zombie law casebook reality.

Warren has a blog where he chronicles zombie-related case law and he launched a Kickstarter account to raise funds for publishing a full casebook to chronicle the times when zombies get tangled up in the law.

No, it's not a work of fiction. Warren claims he has over 300 federal court opinions that use the word 'zombie' which is more than enough for an imposing casebook to store on your bookshelf.

As of this writing the fundraising effort was almost half-way complete and Warren still had almost a month to raise the additional funds.

This isn't the first time zombies have found their way into the law. The two have been a popular pairing for years.

Several months ago we found out from Above The Law's Christopher Danzig about a law professor who published a law review article on zombies. His focus on whether a zombie could inherit as a decedent was amusing although not necessarily practical.

There's also the popular Zombie-at-Law series written by K. Bennett, the pseudonym of James Scott Bell, according to the ABA Journal. The series' protagonist is a zombie who is also a lawyer.

He's not the first author to poke fun at attorneys by casting one as a zombie. Mr. Slant, one of the attorneys in Terry Pratchett's 'Discworld' series, is also a zombie who practices law.

Zombies appear to be the new fantasy monster of choice after the Twilight-inspired vampire craze and even law isn't safe from their influence. We'll keep our eyes peeled for the next monster-attorney mash up. Werewolves anyone?

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