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News and Reports for December 2013

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction's (CALI) eLangdell Bookstore

Civil Procedure eBook CALI eLangdell

CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) provides electronic statutory supplements at no cost for students through their eLangdell Bookstore Subjects include federal rules for evidence, criminal and civil procedure, and appellate practice. They also have subject compilations in the area of bankruptcy, intellectual property, securities, tax and other areas. Most files are available in the “ePub” format which is a standard format for electronic publications. These can be easily read on an iPad or Android tablet. There are also free tools to read these files on Mac and PC computers as well as directly in browsers such as Google Chrome or Firefox.

December Mobile App Recommendation

Jill Smith

The end of the fall semester brings dual stressors for professors: final grading and the consumer demands of the festive season. While I do not yet have an app that can read and grade final exams and papers for you, I do have one that can help you keep organized with everything from everyday grocery shopping to major gift-giving events. Cozi is an app that enables you to create lists and keep them synchronized with other members of your household. Running to the grocery store and want your spouse to add anything to the list? Just ask them to update Cozi and whatever they have added will appear on your phone. Found the perfect gift for that difficult-to-please person? Check their name off your joint holiday list and anyone else who is sharing your account will know that Mr. or Ms. Difficult has been taken care of.

Cozi is free, with apps for iOS and Android. They also offer a web client.

The library 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.

Photo of Menorah and Christmas Tree in Wolff Library

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The law library will be closed throughout winter break (December 24-January 1). For all of the library’s hours, please click here.

Welcome to Christine Ciambella and Carla Wale!  

We are delighted to introduce you to our two newest reference librarians, both of whom have been busy teaching in the Legal Research & Writing instructional programs this Fall. They also have been conducting research consultations with students working on research and writing seminar papers, and staffing both the Williams and Wolff reference desks. 

Christine Ciambella

Christine Ciambella

Christine Ciambella is a native of Northern Virginia and a seasoned librarian from the DC area, working in several of the local law libraries prior to landing at Georgetown. Christine has also been very active in advancing the profession through her participation in the Law Library Society of D.C., serving as its president in 2010. Christine holds a J.D. and M.L.S. from Catholic University and a B.A. in English from George Mason University.

Carla Wale

Carla Wale 

Carla Wale comes to us from Northern Illinois University of Law, where she was a Reference Librarian. Carla holds a J.D. from Loyola University in New Orleans and M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington. Her B.A. in Political Science is from Washington State University.

Faculty Scholarship Report

Your Publications from November 2013


Randy E. Barnett

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Randy E. Barnett, Foreword, in Josh Blackman, Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare ix-xvii (New York: Public Affairs 2013).    [BOOK]

Heidi Li Feldman

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Heidi Li Feldman, Appellate Adjudication as Conceptual Engineering, in Pragmatism, Law, and Language 76-97 (Graham Hubbs & Douglas Lind eds., New York: Routledge 2014).    [BOOK]

Lisa Heinzerling

Journal Articles

Lisa Heinzerling, Who Will Run the EPA?, 30 Yale J. on Reg. (Online) 39-43 (2013).    [L] [WWW]

Margaret Krause

Journal Articles

Margaret M. Krause, Date Discrepancies in Citing to Supreme Court Decisions, Legal Research Database Comparison: Fairfax Devisee vs. Hunter's Lessee on Its 200th Anniversary, Law Libr. Lights, Fall 2013, at 15-16.    [WWW]

Lawrence B. Solum

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Lawrence B. Solum, Virtue Jurisprudence: Towards an Aretaic Theory of Law, in Aristotle and the Philosophy of Law: Theory, Practice and Justice 1-31 (Liesbeth Huppes-Cluysenaer & Nuno M.M.S. Coelho eds., Dordrecht, Neth.: Springer 2013).    [BOOK]

Journal Articles

Lawrence B. Solum, Originalism and Constitutional Construction, 82 Fordham L. Rev. 453-537 (2013).    [L] [W] [WWW]

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