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News and Reports for November 2013

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Criminal Justice & Law Video Collection

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Have you wanted to incorporate a section of a film or movie in your class? Did you know that Georgetown offers access to the Film on Demand service? The Criminal Justice & Law video collection focuses on the criminal justice system, the criminal mind, juvenile justice, forensic science and more. The legal collection consists of over 600 videos, but the entire resource features thousands of videos on a host of topics from psychology to political science to communication and sociology.

November Mobile App Recommendation

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The middle of the semester brings midterms, the start of students’ final exam anxiety, and the Thanksgiving holiday. With this holiday comes a great deal of travel, and when the roads start to fill up it is helpful to have an eye on the traffic and weather conditions that may hinder you on your way. This month, I encourage you to take a look at Waze (available for free on Apple and Android devices). Waze’s real-time traffic data is updated by other drivers (the service boasts 50 million users) and the app can even update your estimated time of arrival based on changing conditions and share it with the people you are visiting (if you authorize it to do so).

One caution – all navigation apps are notoriously battery-hungry. Be sure to have a car charger for your phone to top up the battery. Also, when you are finished with the navigation app, be sure to shut it down (in iOS 6, you can shut down any app by double-tapping the Home button – a submenu of recent apps will show up at the bottom of the screen. Hold your finger down on an app in this submenu until it starts to wiggle and shows a red X in the corner – tap the X and that app will shut down. In iOS 7, you can shut apps down by double-tapping Home, then flicking the app’s thumbnail screen up. Android app shutdowns vary more widely by the flavor of Android OS you are running, but they generally involve visiting either your “Recently Used Apps” screen or accessing the Application Manager in the Settings area)

The library now maintains a database of useful mobile apps for research, scholarship, and teaching. If you would like to recommend additional apps for this database, please contact Jill Smith, Instructional Technology Librarian, at or 202-662-9165


Faculty Scholarship Report

Your Publications from October 2013

Laura K. Donohue

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Laura K. Donohue, Bulk Metadata Collection: Statutory and Constitutional Considerations, Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Journal Articles

Laura K. Donohue, National Security Law Pedagogy and the Role of Simulations, 6 J. Nat'l Sec. L. & Pol'y 489-547 (2013).    [HEIN] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]    

Congressional Testimony

Continued Oversight of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong., Oct. 2, 2013 (Statement of Laura K. Donohue) (CIS-No.: Pending).    [WWW]

Anna Gelpern

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Anna Gelpern, Sovereign Debt and Banking Crises: An 'Arial View', in Sovereign Debt Management (Rosa Lastra & Lee Buchheit eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).    [Gtown Law]

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Anna Gelpern & W. Mark C. Weidemaier, Injunctions in Sovereign Debt Litigation, Yale J. on Reg. (forthcoming).    [SSRN]

Lawrence O. Gostin

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin, Bloomberg's Health Legacy: Urban Innovator or Meddling Nanny?, Hastings Center Rep., Sept.-Oct. 2013, at 19-25.    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Adam Levitin

Congressional Testimony

Housing Finance Reform: Fundamentals of a Functioning Private Label Mortgage Backed Securities Market: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on Banking, Hous. & Urban Affairs, 113th Cong., Oct. 1, 2013 (Statement of Adam Levitin) (CIS-No.: Pending).    [WWW]

Carrie Menkel-Meadow


Regulating Dispute Resolution: ADR and Access to Justice at the Crossroads (Felix Steffek & Hannes Unberath eds. in cooperation with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Hazel Genn & Reinhard Greger, Oxford: Hart Publishing 2013).    [BOOK]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Regulation of Dispute Resolution in the United States of America: From the Formal to the Informal to the 'Semi-formal', in Regulating Dispute Resolution: ADR and Access to Justice at the Crossroads 419-454 (Felix Steffek & Hannes Unberath eds. in cooperation with Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Hazel Genn & Reinhard Greger, Oxford: Hart Publishing 2013).    [Gtown Law] [BOOK]

Journal Articles

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, The Historical Contingencies of Conflict Resolution, 1 Int'l J. Conflict Engagement & Resol. 32-55 (2013).    [Gtown Law]

Robi Paul F. Rothstein

Forthcoming Works - Books

Paul F. Rothstein & Susan W. Crump, Federal Testimonial Privileges: Evidentiary Privileges Relating to Witnesses and Documents in Federal Law Cases (Thomson/West 2d ed. forthcoming).
Paul F. Rothstein, Myrna S. Raeder & David Crump, Evidence: Cases, Materials, and Problems (LexisNexis Matthew Bender 4th ed. forthcoming).
Paul F. Rothstein, Federal Rules of Evidence (Thomson Reuters/West 3d ed. forthcoming).

Steven C. Salop

Journal Articles

Steven C. Salop, The Protected Profits Benchmark: Responses to Comments, 79 Antitrust L.J. 701-714 (2013).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Howard A. Shelanski

Congressional Testimony

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: Federal Regulations and Regulatory Reform: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong., Sept. 30, 2013 (Statement of Howard A. Shelanski) (CIS-No.: Pending).    [WWW]

Robin L. West


Robin L. West, Teaching Law: Justice, Politics, and the Demands of Professionalism (New York: Cambridge University Press 2014).   

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