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  1. Melanie Williams (2005). Secrets and Laws: Collected Essays in Law, Lives, and Literature. [Distributed by] International Specialized Book Services.
    This book demonstrates that law can be newly interrogated when examined through the lens of literature. Like its forerunner, Empty Justice, the book creates simple pathways which energise and illustrate the links between legal theory and legal science and doctrine, through the wider visions of history, literature and culture. This broadening approach is integral to understanding law in the context of wider debates and media in the community. The book provides a collection of essays, with additional commentary which reflects upon (...)
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  2. Melanie Williams (2004). An Ethics Ensemble: Abortion, Thomson, Finnis and the Case of the Violin-Player. Ratio Juris 17 (3):381-397.
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  3. Melanie Williams (2004). Margaret Thornton (Ed.), Romancing the Tomes: Popular Culture, Law and Feminism. Feminist Legal Studies 12 (1):109-111.
  4. Melanie Williams (1999). ``Is Alec a Rapist?'' – Cultural Connotations of `Rape' and `Seduction' – A Reply to Professor John Sutherland. Feminist Legal Studies 7 (3):299-316.
    This article is a response to an essay written by an academic in English Literature, Professor John Sutherland. Through close textual analysis,Sutherland purports to resolve a well-known literary question: whether the sexual encounter outlined in the Victorian novel Tess of the d'Urbervilles should be classified as rape or seduction. The present article rejects his conclusion on the matter. An(equally) close analysis of the fictional text in question and of Sutherland's gloss, demonstrates the partiality of his critique, both in literary-critical and (...)
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  5. Melanie Williams (1998). Medico-Legal Stories of Female Insanity: Three Nullity Suits. [REVIEW] Feminist Legal Studies 6 (1):3-31.