The BLT has previously noted that legal scholars have analyzed the world of Harry Potter. For the curious, a quick reference to some law-review articles:
• Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Bureaucracy: Benjamin Barton of the University of Tennessee finds that Rowling's wizard world is governed by bureaucracy -- and a very bad bureaucracy at that.
• Harry Potter and the Unforgivable Curses: Aaron Schwabach of Thomas Jefferson School of Law analyzes three curses (pain, control, and death) and the inconsistencies in their legal treatment.
* Harry Potter and the Law: Nine authors analyze various issues, including the law of house elves.