Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

The library will be offering two research training sessions for new faculty research assistants this summer. In this training, research assistants will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases and best research practices.

Williams Computer Learning Center

The sessions will be held at the following dates/times in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library:

  • Thursday, May 22, 11:00am-12:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 28, 5:30pm-7:00pm

To attend this training, please sign-up here.

Any questions or requests for additional information may be sent to Morgan Stoddard, Research Services Librarian, mms237@law.georgetown.edu, 202-661-6598.

PLI and Bloomberg Law Present Tools for Practice

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All faculty are invited to attend a joint presentation from PLI and Bloomberg Law on Tools for Practice. This session will provide an overview of two newer research platforms the library subscribes to, PLI Discover Plus and Bloomberg Law, which are invaluable resources for students working on matters both within and outside of the law school. These resources can help with drafting, due diligence, case management, and current awareness. Representatives from both companies will provide information on content, access and functionality.

The training will take place on Thursday May 15th, 11:00 am -12:00 pm in McDonough Room 200.

For questions about this training or these platforms, please contact Sara Gras, syg7@law.georgetown.edu.

WestlawNext Training Sessions

If you’ve logged into Westlaw Classic recently, you probably received the following message – “The move is on...” Westlaw Classic will no longer be available as of July 1, 2014. 

If you’d like to become more familiar with WestlawNext, the library is hosting training sessions on:

  • Monday, May 12 at 11:00 am
  • Thursday, May 15 at 2:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 am

All three sessions will be held in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) on the second floor of Williams Law Library, which is inside the Reading Room.

One-on-one training is also available from our Westlaw representative, Pedro de Lencastre, pedro.delencastre@thomsonreuters.com.

Availability of Lexis.com through Lexis Advance

Lexis.com will continue to be available through Lexis Advance. To access Lexis.com, follow the these instructions: 

  1. Log on through www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool with your Lexis Advance ID and password. 
  2. Select “Go to Lexis Advance.” 
  3. At the top left of the screen, click the red Research tab and select Lexis.com.

Researching Comparative Legal Education and Skills Training

Marylin Raisch
Associate Law Librarian for International and Foreign Law
May 5, 2014

With so much debate and discussion taking place within the American legal communities of academia and the bar about the best way to train the next generation of lawyers, what issues might be arising in other legal systems, and are there similar concerns? Research in traditional sources such as working papers and articles seems to say yes, there are similar concerns, but right away issues of transnational competency arise, mainly, and not surprisingly, in the European setting. Broader principles, such as those stated by law deans of the International Association of Law Schools in its 2013 Singapore Declaration on Global Standards and Outcomes of a Legal Education, http://www.ialsnet.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Singapore-Declaration-2013.pdf can be so broad as to serve mainly as a common vocabulary, lacking the details of how to become a lawyer in another legal system or jurisdiction.

Researching Comparative Legal Education and Skills Training

To fill in these details and the historical context for global legal skills training, the Law Library (and, for hard copy items, the Wolff Library in particular) has a rich collection of resources. For contemporary proposals for reform, your best choices remain SSRN, BePress, and our incredible wealth of current world journal literature, going way beyond Lexis and WestlawNext (although a “global legal skills” search in Secondary Sources, Law Reviews and Journals, shows recent analysis of reforms in China and Africa as well as a “global clinical movement”). We subscribe to legal journals from Oxford, Cambridge, Kluwer, Springer and many more via university-wide subscriptions. This makes tracking links in blogs and working papers successful, even in Google Scholar. Just change “library links” settings in Google Scholar settings to “Georgetown.”

For historical and legal-system-specific information, two special databases tie the primary law on education to the current trends: the Foreign Law Guide, in which citations to laws on professional education may be searched across 190 jurisdictions, using simple English phrases such as just “legal education.” (Translations may be cited where available, but it is not a translation tool or service). Another older but detailed source is Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia [electronic resource] (ed. Kenneth Robert Redden); HeinOnline has the digital version through its last year of publication, 2005. Within World Constitutions Illustrated, another simple search on that same phrase, “legal education” can be limited to the Cyclopedia for a description of traditional preparations for law practice for comparison to current proposed reforms. Keywords in the subject, comparative legal education, work well for print and online sources in our library catalog as well! Three articles below give a flavor of the emerging literature:

Kornet, Nicole, Future-Minded Legal Education in Europe: The European Law School (October 2, 2013). MEPLI Working Paper Series 2013-10. Available at SSRN or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2334618.

Smits, Jan M., European Legal Education, or: How to Prepare Students for Global Citizenship? (December 2, 2010). Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) Working Paper No. 2011/02. Available at SSRN or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1719118.

April Mobile App Recommendation

Academics are big users of cloud storage: services like Dropbox and Box.com are popular for the way they make working on different computers seamless and enable collaboration. Did you know that there are also mobile apps that enable you to access your files from your phone or tablet?

Jill Smith

Georgetown recently contracted with Box.com to offer 50 GB of cloud storage to every student, faculty, and staff member. Box has enhanced collaboration, versioning, and commenting capabilities, so it is especially handy for working with colleagues. If you install the Box app on your iOS or Android device, you can read and comment on files, upload images on the go, and organize and invite collaborators to review documents. You can also mark certain files or folders for local storage in case you don’t have wireless access.

If you haven’t signed up for your Box account yet, you can do so here.

If you would like to recommend additions to the library’s mobile apps database, please contact Jill Smith, Instructional Technology Librarian, at jas515@law.georgetown.edu or 202-662-9165.

Faculty Scholarship Report

Bookshelves

Your Publications from 2014 to date.

Charles F. Abernathy

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Charles F. Abernathy, Law as an Item of Trade, in A Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace, Jr. (Borzu Sabahi ed., Juris Publishing forthcoming).   

Jane H. Aiken

Forthcoming Works - Books

Jane H. Aiken, Deborah Epstein & Wallace J. Mlyniec, Teaching the Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic forthcoming).   

Jane H. Aiken, Deborah Epstein & Wallace J. Mlyniec, The Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic forthcoming).   

Randy E. Barnett

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Randy E. Barnett, The Making of a Libertarian, Contrarian, Nonobervant, but Self-Identified Jew, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Randy E. Barnett, We the People: Each and Every One, Yale L.J. (forthcoming).    [Gtown Law]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of History and Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners, Courtney v. Danner, No. 13-1064 (U.S. Mar. 21, 2014).    [W]

Norman Birnbaum

Journal Articles

Norman Birnbaum, Remembering Tony Benn, The Nation, Mar. 18, 2014.   

Chris Brummer

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Chris Brummer, James R. Barth, Tong Li & Daniel E. Nolle, Systemically Important Banks (SIBs) in the Post-Crisis Era: "The" Global Response, and Responses Around the Globe for 135 Countries, in The Oxford Handbook of Banking (Oxford University Press, rev. ed. forthcoming).   

Heather E. Casey

Forthcoming Works - Books

Heather E. Casey, Christine Ciambella & Carla P. Wale, Legal Research in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (William S. Hein & Co., 3d ed. forthcoming).   

Christine Ciambella

Forthcoming Works - Books

Christine Ciambella, Heather E. Casey & Carla P. Wale, Legal Research in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (William S. Hein & Co., 3d ed. forthcoming).   

Julie E. Cohen

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of 36 Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Am. Broad. Cos. v. Aereo, Inc., No. 13-461 (U.S. Apr. 2, 2014).    [W]

Peter B. Edelman

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Peter B. Edelman, Race, Gender, Family Structure, and Poverty, in Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality 295-304 (David Cay Johnston ed., New York: The New Press 2014).

Peter B. Edelman & Harry J. Holzer, Connecting the Disconnected: Improving Education and Employment Outcomes Among Disadvantaged Youth, in What Works for Workers?: Public Policies and Innovative Strategies for Low-wage Workers 81-107 (Stephanie Luce, Jennifer Luff, Joseph A. McCartin & Ruth Milkman eds., New York: Russell Sage Foundation 2014).   

Deborah Epstein

Forthcoming Works - Books

Deborah Epstein, Jane H. Aiken & Wallace J. Mlyniec, Teaching the Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic forthcoming).   

Deborah Epstein, Jane H. Aiken & Wallace J. Mlyniec, The Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic forthcoming).   

Lawrence O. Gostin

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin, Bruce M. Altevogt & Andrew M. Pope, Future Oversight of Recombinant DNA Research: Recommendations of an Institute of Medicine Committee, 311 JAMA 671-672 (2014).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin & Katherine L. Record, What Will It Take? Terrorism, Mass Murder, Gang Violence, and Suicides: The American Way, or Do We Strive for a Better Way?, 47 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 555-574 (2014).    [L] [W] [WWW]

Lisa Heinzerling

Journal Articles

Lisa Heinzerling, Inside EPA: A Former Insider’s Reflections on the Relationship Between the Obama EPA and the Obama White House, 31 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 325-369 (2014).    [WWW]

Lisa Heinzerling, The FDA’s Plan B Fiasco: Lessons for Administrative Law, 102 Geo. L.J. 927-989 (2014).    [W] [WWW]

Nan Hunter

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Nan Hunter, Civil Rights 3.0, in A Nation of Widening Opportunities? The Civil Rights Act at Fifty (Samuel Bagenstos & Ellen Katz, eds., University of Michigan Press forthcoming). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Emma Coleman Jordan

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Emma Coleman Jordan, The Federal Reserve and a Cascade of Failures: Economic Inequality, Cognitive Narrowness, and Financial Network Theory (working paper).   

Journal Articles

Emma Coleman Jordan, Professor Angela P. Harris: A Life of Power at the Intersection: When the Equality Walk Matches the Equality Talk, 47 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1081-1104 (2014).    [WWW]

Adam Levitin

Journal Articles

Adam Levitin, Georgetown Professor Testifies on Volcker Rule's Impact on CLOs, Am. Bankr. Inst. J., April 2014, at 10, 107.    [W]

David Jay Luban

Book Chapters and Collected Works

David Luban, Übernahme von Risiken und Schutz für die Truppe, in Den Gegner Schützen?: Zu einer Aktuellen Kontroverse in der Ethik des Bewaffneten Konflikts 75-124 (Bernhard Koch ed., Baden-Baden, Ger.: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014).   

Wallace J. Mlyniec

Forthcoming Works - Books

Wallace J. Mlyniec, Jane H. Aiken & Deborah Epstein, Teaching the Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic forthcoming).   

Wallace J. Mlyniec, Jane H. Aiken & Deborah Epstein, The Clinic Seminar (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic forthcoming).   

Julie Rose O'Sullivan

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Julie Rose O'Sullivan, "Private Justice" and FCPA Enforcement: The New SEC Whistleblower Program, (working paper).   

Eloise Pasachoff

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Eloise Pasachoff, Advocates, Federal Agencies, and Special Education Law, 29 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. (forthcoming).   

Eloise Pasachoff, Agency Enforcement of Spending Clause Statutes: A Defense of the Funding Cut-off, 124 Yale L.J. (forthcoming).   

Marylin Raisch

Journal Articles

Marylin Raisch, Book Survey 2013, 17 J. Int'l Econ. L. 203-208 (2014).    [WWW]

Marylin Raisch, Website Survey 2013, 17 J. Int'l Econ. L. 209-213 (2014).    [WWW]

Lawrence B. Solum

Journal Articles

Lawrence B. Solum, Artificial Meaning, 89 Wash. L. Rev. 69-86 (2014).    [L] [W] [WWW]

Morgan Stoddard

Journal Articles

Morgan Stoddard, Federal Budget & Appropriations Research: Ten Valuable Free Online Resources, Law Libr. Lights, Spring 2014, at 8-10.    [WWW]

John R. Thomas

Book Chapters and Collected Works

John R. Thomas, Toward a Theory of Regulatory Exclusivities, in Patent Law in Global Perspective 345-376 (Ruth L. Okediji & Margo A. Bagley eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2014).    [BOOK]

Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione

Journal Articles

Kristen K. Tiscione, The Rhetoric of E-mail in Law Practice, 92 Or. L. Rev. 525-543 (2014).      [L] [W] [WWW]

Kristen Konrad Tiscione, A Writing Revolution: Using Legal Writing's "Hobble" To Solve Legal Education's Problem, 42 Cap. U. L. Rev. 143-166 (2014).    [W]

Rebecca Tushnet

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of 36 Intellectual Property and Copyright Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Am. Broad. Cos. v. Aereo, Inc., No. 13-461 (U.S. Apr. 2, 2014).    [W]

Carla P. Wale

Forthcoming Works - Books

Carla P. Wale, Heather E. Casey & Christine Ciambella, Legal Research in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (William S. Hein & Co., 3d ed. forthcoming).   

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Carla P. Wale, Leadership Academy Springs Fellowship, Law Libr. Lights, (forthcoming).   

Robin L. West

Books

In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice (Robin West, Justin Murray & Meredith Esser eds., Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate 2014).    [BOOK]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Robin L. West, From Choice to Reproductive Justice: De-Constitutionalizing Abortion Rights, in In Search of Common Ground on Abortion: From Culture War to Reproductive Justice 19-51 (Robin West, Justin Murray & Meredith Esser eds., Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate 2014).    [BOOK]

Jason S. Zarin

Journal Articles

Jason S. Zarin, 106 Law Libr. J. 110-111 (2014) (reviewing Jeffrey Kahn, Mrs. Shipley's Ghost: The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watchlists (2013)).    [L] [W] [WWW]