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News and Reports for February 2013

Welcoming Heather Casey to Georgetown

Heather Casey

Heather Casey joins the Law Library as one of the International & Foreign Law Reference Librarians at the Wolff International Law Library. Prior to coming to Georgetown, Heather Casey was the Reference and Research Services Librarian at the University of Richmond. In addition to her reference responsibilities, she taught Legal Research in the first-year Lawyering Skills program. She graduated from William & Mary School of Law in 2009. While at William & Mary, she served as Notes Editor for the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. Heather recently published an article in Virginia Lawyer, entitled The Continuing Education of Lawyers – Why It Matters. 

Heather has knowledge of civil law systems; she previously worked in Louisiana, where she was the Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian at the LSU Law Center. Heather obtained her M.L.S. from Drexel University in 2006. She is an active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) and is a member of the Connecticut State Bar. Her experience in international law and other legal systems makes her an excellent addition to the team of librarians working in the Wolff Library. 

Both Heather and her colleague Andy Stamm have offices in the Wolff Library. Her contact information is 202-661-6573  

Please join us in welcoming her to Georgetown Law.

Database of the Month: ALM Legal Intelligence

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Want to learn more about the legal industry? ALM Legal Intelligence offers detailed business information and competitive intelligence about the legal industry to top U.S. and international law firms and their clients. It is an integrated, online database of industry leading surveys and more. Covering rankings and surveys -- attorney counts, billing, branch offices, corporate representation and capital markets work, corporate legal departments, diversity and pro bono -- ALM Legal Intelligence enables legal industry professionals to assess competitors, identify client opportunities, and benchmark performance anytime, from anywhere in the world.

Mobile App for Bloomberg/BNA Law Reports

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Members of the Georgetown Law community can now read BNA Law Reports on your mobile device with the Bloomberg/BNA Law Reports mobile app in the iTunes store. Whether you're following the Daily Labor Report, the World Data Protection Report or any of the other BNA reports, you'll be able to access them on your mobile device, by following these easy steps.

  • In the iTunes store, search for Bloomberg Law Reports - you will see two apps. 
  • Download the ORANGE app.  
  • Sign On with your Georgetown Law School Bloomberg ID. 
  • Read any of the BNA Law reports you have previously selected through your Bloomberg Law account

Please feel free to ask your liaison librarian or a reference librarian if you need assistance.

Research tip of the Month: Track Health Care Legislative Issues Across the States


As state legislatures reconvene in 2013, many bills relating to the Affordable Health Care Act will be introduced and debated at the state level. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) maintains a Federal Health Reform: State Legislative Tracking database allowing you to monitor this hot topic. It is updated every Tuesday to include newly introduced legislation. Currently, all legislation on this topic from the 2011 and 2012 legislative sessions can be searched by state, year, keyword, status and/or primary sponsor. This is only one of the "Hot Topics" databases maintained by NCSL. These resources allow you to monitor such issues as immigration, education and labor and unemployment across all 50 states.

Tools for Audio Learners and Audio Authors

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We are pleased to announce the availability of a room in the Williams library where we provide access to assistive technology. 

  • Do you learn better by listening or by reading? 
  • Is it easier for you to dictate than to type? 
  • Would it be easier to proofread your documents by listening to them read back to you? 

What if you don’t know the answer to any of these questions? 

The Law Library and the Office of the Dean of Students are launching a new service to let members of the law center community use two unique productivity tools: 

  • Dragon Naturally Speaking: A program that transcribes dictation, reads back your text, and allows users to control the computer using voice commands. 
  • Kurzweil Educational System: A web-based program which allows the user to listen to text, either electronic or scanned printed information. 

Both products are available in Room 111 of the E.B.Williams Law Library, and installed on a dedicated computer. To try either system, simply reserve the room online and go to the Williams library circulation desk to borrow the headset and instruction sheet that will help you get started. When not being used for assistive technology, this room, EBW 111, is still available for group study purposes.

Faculty Scholarship Report


Journal Articles

Heather E. Casey, The Continuing Education of Lawyers – Why It Matters, 61 Va. Law., Oct. 2012, at 54.


Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Sheryll D. Cashin, The Promise of Brown v. Board of Education and the End of Affirmative Action, in Affirmative Action: Contemporary Perspectives (James Beckman ed., Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press forthcoming).   


Journal Articles

Julie E. Cohen, Irrational Privacy?, 10 J. Telecomm. & High Tech. L. 241-249 (2012).    [L] [W] [WWW]


Journal Articles

David D. Cole, Getting Nearer and Nearer, N.Y. Rev. Books, Jan. 10, 2013, at 27-29 (reviewing Michael J. Klarman, From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage (2013)).   

David D. Cole, 13 Questions for John O. Brennan, N.Y. Rev. Books, Feb. 21, 2013, at 8-10.


Journal Articles

Vicki W. Girard, Reducing Unlawful Prescription Drug Promotion: Is the Public Health Being Served by an Enforcement Approach that Focuses on Punishment?, Food & Drug Pol'y F., Oct. 24, 2012, at 1-18.    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Journal Articles

J. Maria Glover, The Federal Rules of Civil Settlement, 87 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1713-1778 (2012)  [L] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]


Journal Articles &Working Papers

Itai Grinberg, The Battle Over Taxing Offshore Accounts, 60 UCLA L. Rev. 304-383 (2012).    [L] [W] [WWW]


Journal Articles

Neal Kumar Katyal, Stochastic Constraint, 126 Harv. L. Rev. 990-1010 (2013) (reviewing Jack Goldsmith, Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11 (2012)).    [L] [W]


Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

David Luban, Treatment of Prisoners and Torture, in Cambridge Companion to Human Dignity (Roger Brownsword ed., New York: Cambridge University Press forthcoming).   


Journal Articles

Allegra M. McLeod, Decarceration Courts: Possibilities and Perils of a Shifting Criminal Law, 100 Geo. L.J. 1587-1674 (2012).    [HEIN] [L] [W] [WWW]

Allegra M. McLeod, The U.S. Criminal-Immigration Convergence and Its Possible Undoing, 49 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 105-178 (2012).    [HEIN] [L] [W]


Book Chapters and Collected Works

Benn McGrady, Implications of Ongoing Trade and Investment Disputes Concerning Tobacco: Philip Morris v. Uruguay, in Public Health and Plain Packaging of Cigarettes: Legal Issues 173-199 (Tania Voon, Andrew D. Mitchell & Jonathan Liberman with Glyn Ayres eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar 2012).    [BOOK]


Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

James C. Oldham, Creditors and the Feme Covert, in Law and Legal Process (Matthew Dyson & David Ibbetson eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Milton C. Regan, Jr. & Lisa H. Rohrer, Money and Meaning: The Moral Economy of Law Firm Compensation, St. Thomas L. Rev. (forthcoming).   


Forthcoming Works - Books

Louis Michael Seidman, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet & Pamela S. Karlan, Constitutional Law (New York: Aspen Publishers 7th ed. forthcoming).   


Louis Michael Seidman, On Constitutional Disobedience (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2012).    [BOOK]


Journal Articles

Roger V. Skalbeck, Tech Innovation in the Academy, AALL and ILTA Digital White Paper 74-78 (2012) (reprinted in Peer to Peer, Dec. 2012, at 24-28).    [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Roger V. Skalbeck, Tech Innovation in the Academy, Peer to Peer, Dec. 2012, at 24-28 (reprinting Tech Innovation in the Academy, AALL and ILTA Digital White Paper 74-78 (2012)).   


Journal Articles

Abbe Smith, Defending Those People, 10 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 277-301 (2012).    [L] [W] [WWW]


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Asymmetric Empirical Similarity, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Journal Articles

Carlos M. Vázquez & Stephen I. Vladeck, State Law, the Westfall Act, and the Nature of the Bivens Question, 161 U. Pa. L. Rev. 509-583 (2013).    [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

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