Samantha Barbas. Actual Malice: Civil Rights and Freedom of the Press in New York Times v. Sullivan. University of California Press 2023.

Samantha Barbas. The Rise and Fall of Morris Ernst, Free Speech Renegade. University of Chicago Press 2021.

Samantha Barbas. Confidential Confidential: The Inside Story of Hollywood's Notorious Scandal Magazine. Chicago Review Press 2018.

Samantha Barbas. Newsworthy: The Supreme Court Battle over Privacy and Press Freedom. Stanford University Press 2017.

Samantha Barbas. Laws of Image: Privacy and Publicity in America. Stanford University Press 2015.

Samantha Barbas. The First Lady of Hollywood: A Biography of Louella Parsons. University of California Press 2005.

Samantha Barbas. Movie Crazy: Stars, Fans, and the Cult of Celebrity. Palgrave 2001.


Samantha Barbas, "The Story of Beauharnais v. Illinois," 2 Journal of Free Speech Law 419 (2023), 32 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "New York Times v. Sullivan: Perspectives from History," 30 George Mason Law Review Forum 1 (2023), 11 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "The Rise and Fall of Group Libel: The Forgotten Campaign for Hate Speech Laws," 54 Loyola University Chicago Law Journal 297 (2022), 44 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "The Press and Libel Before New York Times v. Sullivan," 44 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 511 (2021), 34 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "The Esquire Case: A Lost Free Speech Landmark," 27 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 287 (2018), 75 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "The Most Loved, Most Hated Magazine in America: The Rise and Demise of Confidential Magazine," 25 William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 121 (2016), 73 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "When Privacy Almost Won: Time, Inc. v. Hill," 18 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 505 (2015), 87 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "The Social Origins of the Personality Torts," 67 Rutgers University Law Review 393 (2015), 48 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "From Privacy to Publicity: The Tort of Appropriation in the Age of Mass Consumption," 61 Buffalo Law Review 1119 (2013), 71 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "Saving Privacy from History," 61 DePaul Law Review  973 (2012), 76 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "How the Movies Became Speech," 64 Rutgers Law Review  665 (2012), 81 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "The Sidis Case and the Origins of Modern Privacy Law," 36 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 21 (2012), 49 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "The Laws of Image," 47 New England Law Review 23 (2012), 70 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "Creating the Public Forum," 44 Akron Law Review  809 (2011), 58 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "The Death of the Public Disclosure Tort: A Historical Perspective," 22 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 171 (2010), 45 pages.

Samantha Barbas, "Dorothy Kenyon and the Making of Modern Legal Feminism," 5 Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties 423 (2009), 24 pages.

Book Reviews

Samantha Barbas, "Review of The Cartoons that Shook the World by Jytte Klausen," 26 Journal of Law and Religion 629 (2010), 5 pages.