An interesting paper by Benjamin Barton, forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review "Books Related to the Law" issue; Prof. Barton makes a good case (to readers and obviously to the journal's editors as well) that the Harry Potter series indeed consists of Book Related to the Law. I'm skeptical of Prof. Barton's suggestion that the anti-government messages in the Potter series will much influence readers towards libertarianism; but the paper is nonetheless worth reading (and fairly short as law review articles go).