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Milner S. Ball Collection: Professor Ball

These are materials from Professor Ball's office which reflect his wide ranging interests as an advocate, a scholar, and a teacher.
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Box 1


1 - Milner S. Ball, Curriculum Vitae
2 - American Law Course, Argentina
3 - American Law Course, France
4 - AppalReD
5 - Articles - local publications
6 - Introduction of Justice Benham
7 - Bush v. Gore
8 - Calvin's Sermons
9 - Constitutional Law class
10 - Educating the Capcity for the Other
11 - 8th Century B.C. Prophets
12 - Ha 'Aretz Interview
13 - Hawaii

  • Ka Ho'okolokolonui Kanaka Maoli, The Peoples' International Tribunal Hawai'i 1993
  • Pro-Hawaiian Sovereignty Working Group

14 - Hip-Hop, Rap, Popular Culture
15 - Iceland
16 - Jurisprudence class
17 - Lawyer's Responsibilities
18 - Jackson Lecture, Albany 1987
19 - Jean-Francois Lyotard

  • A Postmodern Fable
  • La Mainmise

20 - Indian Law class
21 - Maps, articles
22 - Matthews Lecture 1996
23 - Metaphor
24 - Miscellaneous articles [generally drafts]

  • Relections on the South African government's charge against Allan Boesak, June 5, 1986
  • Notes for pan - OAM - Philadelphia - April 2-4, 1987
  • Introduction of Mark Hatfield
  • Tribute to Dean Rusk
  • "First, what Republicans have done, Second, what Democrats need to do." 11/06/86
  • "Political voicelessness drove me to law." 08/04/98
  • SDI, FYI, CIA, DOD, GOD: Research and Responsibility, 08/06/84
  • "According to the 1990 census, the United States is in the midst of a striking shift toward a population made up of minorities."
  • "Lawyers have made reputations and profits from Federal Indian law."
  • Federalism, Free Speech and the State Constitution 09/13/96
  • Cardozo 4/26/01

25 - Miscellaneous correspondence

  • Dean Rusk, photograph; Abram Chayes;Howard H. Baker, Jr.; Maurice F. Strong; Louis Lusky

26 - Donald Mosley
27 - "Moses" article, R. Alter comments
28 - Native Americans, Unitarian Universalist
29 - Newspapers clippings
30 - Phi Beta Kappa initiation
31 - Roe, Doe and the Status of Abortion 1973
32 - Senate testimony 1993
33 - Theology and Human Rights, Trinity Retreat
34 - Theology and Indian Law Symposium 1990
35 - United States v. Holmes 1970

Box 2 - Maxim Rice lawsuit

Authored by Professor Ball




  • Called by Stories: Biblical Sagas and Their Challenge for Law. (Duke University Press, 2000)
  • The Word and the Law. (University of Chicago Press, 1993).
  • Lying Down Together: Law, Metaphor, and Theology. (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985).
  • The Promise of American Law: A Theological, Humanistic View of Legal Process. (University of Georgia Press, 1981).
  • Marine and Coastal Law: International, Federal and Local: Course Materials. (School of Law, University of Georgia, 1980).
  • The Law of the Sea, Federal-State Relations and the Extension of the Territorial Sea: Prolegomena to an Experimental Politics. (Dean Rusk Center for International & Comparative Law, 1978).


  • "Dietrich Bonhoeffer" in The Teachings of Modern Protestantism: Law, Politics, and Human Nature, Vol.1 (Columbia University Press, 2006).
  • "Dietrich Bonhoeffer: Texts Selected and Edited by Milner Ball", in The Teachings of Modern Protestantism: Law, Politics, and Human Nature, Vol.2 (Columbia University Press, 2006).
  • "Doing Time and Doing it in Style" in Law and Popular Culture (Oxford University Press 2005).
  • "Common Good in Performance" in In Search of the Common Good (T&T Clark, 2005).
  • "A Southern Recipe for Scholarship and Politics" in Loving God with our Minds: The Pastor As Theologian (Festschrift for Wallace M. Alson)(Eerdmans Publishing, 2004).
  • "A Meditation on Vocation" in Radical Christian and Exemplary Lawyer. (Eerdmans Publishing, 1995).
  • "Nuclear War: An End to Law" in Nuclear Weapons and Law. (Greenwood Press, 1984).
  • "The Jurisdictional Framework for Petroleum Development" in Georges Bank 522. (MIT Press, 1986)(with others).
  • "The Play's the Thing: An Unscientific Reflection on Courts Under the Rubric of Theater" in Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning. (West Pub. Co., 1977).


  • The Eighth Fire (Upstream Films, 1992).
  • The Peyote Road (Kifaru Productions, Inc., 1993).


  • The New Morality and Organ Transplantation. Studies written for and adopted by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church U.S.
  • Stockholm and Beyond. Report of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (1972)(staff author Chapter 6).

Harmon W. Caldwell Chair in Constitutional Law

Professor Ball taught courses in such varied fields as constitutional law, law and theology, race and law, Native American law, jurisprudence, environmental law. and property law. He was a proponent of the practice of public interest law and founded the school's Public Interest Practicum in 1992. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Ball first came to Athens as a campus minister in 1966 and graduated from Georgia Law in 1971, where he was editor in chief of the Georgia Law Review and graduated first in his class. He then taught at Rutgers-Camden before returning to Athens in 1978.

Ball was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Tubigen and a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Iceland. He was a graduate of Princeton University, A.B. 1958; Harvard University, S.T.B. 1961; and the University of Georgia, J.D. 1971.

Professor Ball retired from teaching in 2007 and passed away April 6, 2011.


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