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News and Reports for March 2013

Lexis To Change Login System

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Your ID will deactivate early summer. A Lexis Advance ID will be necessary to access all LexisNexis products and services.

To streamline the way customers access and use LexisNexis® products and services, LexisNexis is moving to a single platform and ID in early summer 2013. will still be accessible next school year via a link in Lexis Advance®. If you are not familiar with Lexis Advance, it is the next generation legal research system from LexisNexis and provides more comprehensive and relevant results, greater functionality and an easier interface.

To avoid an ID crisis, please follow the instructions below and register your Lexis Advance ID now. Come summer, this ID will be your gateway to Lexis Advance,, Web Courses (aka a light version of Blackboard), and the Law School Homepage.

If you have a registered Lexis Advance ID, thanks. Nothing further is needed.

If you do not have a Lexis Advance ID and/or need assistance locating your Lexis Advance ID information, please contact your library liaison or Thanh Nguyen

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Two Alternatives to Google Reader

The library offers two suggestions to help you manage your daily internet reading list.  Many of us start our day by logging onto a personlized Google Reader site.  On one page you find the blogs you follow. Now that Google has announced the demise of Google Reader, here are two alternatives.

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Designed for iPads and iPhones, Flipboard compiles articles from blogs and postings on Twitter.  The service displays the information in a layout which matches the look of a published magazine.

Old Reader 

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This service has most of the features available through Google Reader.  While it lacks the professional design of Flipboard, Old Reader provides an interface which is simple and very familiar to everyone who uses Google Reader.

These are not your only choices. In fact, there is a website with a table listing the pros and cons of each reader.

ScienceDirect Mobile App Supports Interdisciplinary Research

In a recent discussion with Georgetown law graduates working in a D.C. law firm, many commented that they wish they had become more familiar with databases other than Westlaw and Lexis. A bulk of their research has turned out to be interdisciplinary in nature.

ScienceDirect is one of those databases provided by the library, which supports interdisciplinary research in both the physical sciences and the social sciences.

Now, there is even a mobile app available for researchers using ScienceDirect. Once members of the Georgetown Law community connect to ScienceDirect, look in the QuickLinks box for a link to the ScienceDirect Info Site.

On this site, there is a direct link to Go Mobile!

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You will then be able to select the appropriate mobile app for your device.

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New Indigent Defense Research Guide

To recognize the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the Georgetown Law Library has created a research guide devoted to the subject of indigent criminal defense.

This new guide combines primary and secondary legal sources, as well as original source material held in the National Equal Justice Library and Special Collections here at the law library. Also included are related materials such as statistics and items from our popular materials, such as the movie Gideon's Trumpet, starring Henry Fonda.

We have organized the material into three main sections: One dealing with the law before Gideon; one devoted to Gideon itself; and one covering post-Gideon developments. The guide is designed to help students and others who want to quickly immerse themselves in the case law, scholarship, and historical materials concerning this essential element of our criminal justice system.

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Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Hope M. Babcock, "This I Know from My Grandfather:" The Battle for Admissibility of Aboriginal Oral History as Proof of Tribal Land Claims, Am. Indian L. Rev. (forthcoming).

Hope M. Babcock, Why Norm Change Is a Better Solution to the Failed International Regulatory Regime to Protect Whales than a Trading Program in Whale Shares, Stan. Envtl. L.J. (forthcoming).

Journal Articles

Hope M. Babcock, Putting a Price on Whales To Save Them: What Do Morals Have To Do with It?, 43 Envtl. L. 1-33 (2013).    [L] [W] [WWW]


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Randy E. Barnett, The Gravitational Force of Originalism, Fordham L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Randy E. Barnett, Who Won the Obamacare Case (and Why Did So Many Law Professors Miss the Boat), Fla. L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Journal Articles

Randy E. Barnett, Afterword: The Libertarian Middle Way, 16 Chapman L. Rev. 1-19 (2013).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Forthcoming Works - Books

Susan Low Bloch & Vicki C. Jackson, Federalism: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution (Praeger forthcoming).   

Journal Articles

Susan Low Bloch, United States: Review of Supreme Court's 2011 October Term, 2012 Pub. L. 798-809.    [W]


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


Journal Articles

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

David D. Cole, Legal Affairs: Dreyfus, Guantánamo, and the Foundation of the Rule of Law, 29 Touro L. Rev. 43-57 (2012).    [L] [W] [WWW]


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

Itai Grinberg, Anonymous Withholding Agreements and FATCA's Future, 137 Tax Notes 413-416 (2012).    [L]


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Lisa Heinzerling, Undue Process at the FDA, Vt. L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amici Curiae Professors Nan D. Hunter, Suzanne B. Goldberg, Kathryn Abrams, Katherine M. Franke, Burt Neuborne, and Angela P. Harris Addressing the Merits in Support of Respondents, United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (U.S. Feb. 27, 2013).    [Gtown Law] [WWW]


Forthcoming Works - Books

The Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law (Gregory Klass, George Letsas & Prince Saprai, eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).   

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Gregory Klass, Efficient Breach Is Dead; Long Live Efficient Breach, in The Philosophical Foundations of Contract Law (Gregory Klass, George Letsas & Prince Saprai, eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Gregory Klass & Kathryn Zeiler, Against Endowment Theory: Experimental Economics and Legal Scholarship, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Adam Levitin, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An Introduction, (working paper).    [SSRN]


Journal Articles

David Luban, "That the Laws Be Faithfully Executed": The Perils of the Government Legal Advisor, 38 Ohio N.U. L. Rev. 1043-1055 (2012).    [L] [W] [WWW]


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]


Journal Articles

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

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



Carrie Menkel-Meadow, David Ray Papke, Christine Alice Corcos, Peter Henry Huang, Lenora P. Ledwon, Philip N. Meyer, Binny Miller & Sean O'Brien, Law and Popular Culture: Text, Notes, and Questions (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis 2d ed. 2012).    [BOOK]


Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Naomi Mezey, Unraveling & Reimagining Community in "To Kill a Mockingbird", in Reimagining To Kill a Mockingbird: Family, Community, and the Possibility of Equal Justice under Law (Austin Sarat & Martha Merrill Umphrey eds., University of Massachusetts forthcoming).   


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

John Mikhail , 123 Ethics (reviewing Patricia S. Churchland, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us About Morality (2011)) (forthcoming).    [SSRN]


Journal Articles

James C. Oldham & Su Jin Kim, Arbitration in America: The Early History, 31 Law & Hist. Rev. 241-266 (2013).    [L] [W]


Journal Articles

Eloise Pasachoff, Conditional Spending After NFIB v. Sebelius: The Example of Federal Education Law, 62 Am. U. L. Rev. 577-662 (2013).    [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Eloise Pasachoff, 2 U. Mich. J.L. Reform (Online) 39-43 (2012) (reviewing The Future of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy (Richard D. Kahlenberg ed., New York: Century Foundation Press 2012)).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Alicia E. Plerhoples, Representing Social Enterprise, Teaching (Sustainable) Corporate Governance, (working paper).    [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).   


Journal Articles

Paul F. Rothstein, The Legal Significance of the Psychological Ability to Appreciate the "Other", 1 J. Civ. & Legal Sci. e109 (2012).    [WWW]


Journal Articles

Andrew I. Schoenholtz, Developing the Substantive Best Interests of Child Migrants: A Call for Action, 46 Val. U. L. Rev. 991-1018 (2012).    [L] [W] [WWW]


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).   

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Louis Michael Seidman, A Thought Experiment, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Journal Articles

Morgan Stoddard, Getting Your Strategic Plan Back on Track, Law Libr. Lights, Summer 2012, at 24-25.    [WWW]


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Joshua C. Teiltelbaum, Levon Barseghyan, Francesca Molinari & Ted O'Donoghue, Distinguishing Probability Weighting from Risk Misperceptions in Field Data, Am. Econ. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Philomila Tsoukala, Narratives of the European Crisis and the Future of (Social) Europe, 48 Texas Int'l L.J. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Journal Articles

Rebecca Tushnet, Judges as Bad Reviewers: Fair Use and Epistemological Humility, 25 Law & Literature 20–32 (2013).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Book Chapters and Collected Works

Heathcote W. Wales & Virginia Aldigé Hiday, Mental Illness and the Law, in Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health 563-582 (Carol S. Aneshensel, Jo C. Phelan & Alex Bierman eds., New York: Springer 2d ed. 2013).   


Forthcoming Works - Books

2 European Private Law: A Handbook (Franz Werro & Mauro Bussani eds., Berne, Switz.: Stämpfli forthcoming).   

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Franz Werro with Eric Mittereder, European Products Liability, in 2 European Private Law: A Handbook (Franz Werro & Mauro Bussani eds., Berne, Switz.: Stämpfli forthcoming).   


Franz Werro with Béatrice Hurni, Le Droit des Contrats: Jurisprudence Fédérale Choisie et Annotée [The Law of Contracts: Federal Jurisprudence Annotated] (Berne, Switz.: Stämpfli 2012).   


Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Kathryn Zeiler & Gregory Klass, Against Endowment Theory: Experimental Economics and Legal Scholarship, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

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