Have there been any articles or presentations about Bitcoins in any influential or respected law-related websites or perhaps interviews with notable lawyers or the like?
There have been plenty of dollars spent on lawyers by Mt. Gox, BitInstant and others, but for specific legal issues.
For instance, a decision after Mt. Gox sued its bank in France:
There is the CryptoCurrency Legal Advocacy Group:
There is an argument that Bitcoin isn't a security (in the U.S.):
Is Bitcoin a commodity then?
Ruben Grinberg's paper: Bitcoin: An Innovative Alternative Digital Currency
Real legal issues with virtual currencies:
Quora: Is Bitcoin Legal?
There are even lawyers who accept bitcoin:
But that's about the extent of it, thus far -- at least what's publicly known.
Perhaps the following resources will be of interest to you. I have co-authored Parts I and II of a series about Bitcoin and the recent legal developments that pertain to it.
William B. Fleming and Joseph Evans, Bitcoiners in the Courtroom Part I: Government Oversight, Ford. Corp. L. Forum (Aug. 20, 2013).
William B. Fleming and Joseph Evans, Bitcoiners in the Courtroom Part II: Civil Litigation and Developments, Ford. Corp. L. Forum (Sept. 23, 2013).