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News and Reports for March 2015

Special Collections and Law Center Archives Celebrates Women’s History Month

First female students entering Georgetown Law School. Ann Schafer (L'55), Ruth Paven (L'53) and Mary Ellen Sullivan (L'54).

Special Collections and the Law Center Archives will be celebrating Women’s History Month with a series of blog posts and tweets highlighting the many materials we hold that touch upon women’s history and the law. A few examples include: an original 1732 imprint of A treatise of feme coverts, or, The lady's law in our Rare Books Collections in addition to the two reprints available in our Wolff location; the diary of Mrs. James Brown Scott (whose husband taught international law here from 1933-43) is part of the George Finch Collection within our Manuscripts Collections; and, the Law Center Archives holds a number of materials related to women and legal education here at Georgetown Law, such as this 1952 photo of some of the first female students entering the old law school building at 506 E. St., NW. The Law Center Archives is currently assisting several alumnae from the Georgetown Women’s Legal Alliance with research in this area.

Follow our celebration throughout March on the library’s Due Process Blog and on Twitter @LawSPECL. If you would like more information about our holdings in this area, or would like to access them, please contact us at

Transnational Dispute Management

Are you interested in the use of arbitration, mediation, and other forms ADR to resolve international investment and commercial disputes? Transnational Dispute Management (TDM), a subscription resource provided by the Georgetown Law Library, provides access to an online journal that publishes peer-reviewed articles covering all aspects of transnational conflict management, ranging from best practices in conflict avoidance to third-party facilitated mediation and arbitration. New issues are published every other month and often focus on a particular theme, such as cultural heritage disputes or efforts to align investor protections with human rights. Back issues are available from the journal’s inception in 2004. Users may browse for articles by category or by author and download them in PDF format. Full-text searching also is available.

In addition, TDM maintains a growing, easy-to-search database of legal and regulatory materials. These include bilateral investment treaties, national laws governing arbitration and investment, judgments rendered by national courts, and arbitration awards issued by various tribunals. Almost all jurisdictions are represented in the database, and some national laws and national court judgments are available in English translation. Coverage also extends to “soft law” materials, such as voluntary codes, guidelines, and standards, as well as model rules and contracts. New content is added regularly. All documents are available for download in PDF format.

Users of TDM may set up monthly e-mail alerts to notify them when new content is available. They also have the option of subscribing to an RSS feed for news, newly published articles, and new additions to the database of legal and regulatory materials.

If you would like more information about this collection, please contact us at or 202-662-4195.

New Library Databases

The library has subscribed to the following new databases:

Gale Directory Library

Gale Directory Library hosts a variety of directory product in the following categories: Government Entities, Libraries & Information Sources, Media Entities, Organizations, and Research Centers.

Oxford Historical Treaties - Parry's Consolidated Treaty Series

Oxford Historical Treaties integrates historical treaty research with other Oxford online publications to which the library subscribes, such as international case law and commentary. It provides access, with scanned images and searchable full text, of The Consolidated Treaty Series, the only comprehensive collection of treaties of all nations concluded from 1648 through 1919.

Environment Complete

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

HeinOnline ABA Law Library Collection Periodicals

This resource provides access to an archive collection of over 100 American Bar Association periodical titles.  The collection includes 45 titles previously available to ABA members only, encompassing over 30 practice areas.

It’s important to remember that as a member of the Georgetown community, you have access to these databases on campus, as well as off. If you would like more information about these resources, please contact us at or 202-662-9140 for U.S. research, or or 202-662-4195 for foreign and international research.

March App Recommendation

PS Express

As I write this in late February, it is still frigidly cold in DC.  It is the kind of cold that makes you think of sunsets over tropical seas, brilliantly hued flowers, and the sea of fancy hats at outdoor events like the Virginia Gold Cup.

Since we can’t have those quite yet, this month’s app recommendation is a way to bring a bit more color and snap to your photographs – Adobe Photoshop Express is an image-editing app that can improve even the most wan smartphone shot.  It’s an easy to use tool that can help you adjust color, exposure, and white balance; remove blemishes; add borders or filters; and more.  It has the basic crop, rotate, straighten, and reduce red-eye as well.

Jill A. Smith

PS Express is free (with optional in-app purchases) for iOS and Android. If you would like to recommend additions to the library’s mobile apps database, please contact Jill Smith, Instructional Technology Librarian, at or 202-662-9165.

Faculty Scholarship Report

Book Display for Faculty Scholarship

Your Publications from 2015 to date.

Charles F. Abernathy

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Charles F. Abernathy, Law as an Item of Trade: The American LL.M., in A Revolution in the International Rule of Law: Essays in Honor of Don Wallace, Jr. 25-34 (Borzu Sabahi,Nicholas J. Birch,Ian A. Laird & José Antonio Rivas eds., New York: Juris 2014).  [BOOK]

Hope M. Babcock

Journal Articles

Hope M. Babcock, A Possible Solution to the Problem of Diminishing Tribal Sovereignty, 90 N.D. L. Rev. 13-86 (2014).  [L] [W] [WWW]

Hope M. Babcock, Dismissal of the Certiorari Petition in Pacific Rivers Council: A Bullet Dodged in the Supreme Court's War Against Public Challenges to Flawed Federal Land Use Planning, 32 Va. Envtl. L.J. 226-258 (2014). [HEIN] [L] [W] [WWW]

Randy E. Barnett

Journal Articles

Randy Barnett, Why the NSA Data Seizures Are Unconstitutional, 38 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 3-20 (2015).  [WWW]

Maxwell Gregg Bloche

Book Chapters and Collected Works

M. Gregg Bloche, Interrogation Medicine?, in Law and Global Health 354-365 (Michael Freeman, Sarah Hawkes &Belinda Bennett eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014).  [BOOK]

Rosa Brooks

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Rosa Brooks, Drones and Cognitive Dissonance, in Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, and Policy 230-252 (Peter L. Bergen &Daniel Rothenberg eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2015). [Gtown Law] [BOOK]

Journal Articles

Rosa Brooks, Cross-Border Targeted Killings: "Lawful but Awful"?, 2 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y: Federalist Edition 233-250 (2015).  [WWW]

Rosa Brooks, Remarks, Humanitarian Intervention: Evolving Norms, Fragmenting Consensus, 29 Md. J. Int'l L. 161-183 (2014). [W] [WWW]

Sheryll D. Cashin

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Sheryll D. Cashin, Place, Not Race: Affirmative Action and the Geography of Educational Opportunity, in 2 Controversies in Affirmative Action 87-112 (James A. Beckman ed., Santa Barbara, Cal.: Praeger 2014). [BOOK]

David D. Cole

Journal Articles

David D. Cole, Can They Crush Obamacare?, N.Y. Rev. Books, Mar. 19, 2015, at 14-15.

David D. Cole, How Corrupt Are Our Politics?, N.Y. Rev. Books, Sept. 25, 2014, at 45-48 (reviewing Zephyr Teachout, Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United (2014)).

Frances C. DeLaurentis

Journal Articles

Frances C. DeLaurentis, When Ethical Worlds Collide: Teaching Novice Legal Writers To Balance the Duties of Zealous Advocacy and Candor to the Tribunal, 7 Drexel L. Rev. 1-38 (2014).  [W]

Laura K. Donohue

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Laura K. Donohue, High Technology, Consumer Privacy, and U.S. National Security, Am. U. Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming).  [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Laura K. Donohue, Section 702 and the Collection of International Telephone and Internet Content, 38 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 117-265 (2015).  [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Daniel R. Ernst

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Daniel R. Ernst, Of Sheepdogs and Ventriloquists: Government Lawyers in Two New Deal Agencies, (working paper).  [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Anna Gelpern

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Anna Gelpern, Russia's Contract Arbitrage, Cap. Markets L.J. (forthcoming).  [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Anna Gelpern, Pari Passu's Golden Fossils, (working paper). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Lawrence O. Gostin, Kent Buse & Eric A. Friedman, Pathways Towards a Framework Convention on Global Health: Political Mobilization for the Human Right to Health, in Law and Global Health 37-62 (Michael Freeman,Sarah Hawkes &Belinda Bennett eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014).  [BOOK]

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin, Law, Ethics, and Public Health in the Vaccination Debates: Politics of the Measles Outbreak, JAMA (Online), Feb. 12, 2015, at E1-E2.  [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Donald C. Langevoort

Journal Articles

Donald C. Langevoort & Robert B. Thompson, IPOs and the Slow Death of Section 5, 102 Ky. L.J. 891-923 (2013-2014).  [HEIN] [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Adam Levitin

Forthcoming Works - Books

Adam Levitin, Consumer Finance: Law, Business, and Economics (Wolters Kluwer forthcoming).  

Adam Levitin, Financial Restructuring: Business Bankruptcy and Modern Commercial Markets (Wolters Kluwer forthcoming).

Adam Levitin & Susan M. Wachter, The Bubble: The Rise and Fall of the American Housing Market (Harvard University Press forthcoming).

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Adam Levitin & Janneke H. Ratcliffe, Rethinking Duties To Serve in Housing Finance, in Homeownership Built to Last: Balancing Access, Affordability, and Risk After the Housing Crisis 317-350 (Eric S. Belsky,Christopher E. Herbert & Jennifer H. Molinsky eds., D.C.: Brookings Institution 2014).  [BOOK]

Wallace J. Mlyniec

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Wallace J. Mlyniec & Haley D. Etchison, Conceptualizing Student Practice for the 21st Century: Educational and Ethical Considerations in Modernizing the District of Columbia Student Practice Rules, 28 Geo. J. Legal Ethics (forthcoming).  [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Victoria F. Nourse

Journal Articles

Victoria F. Nourse, The Constitution and Legislative History, 17 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 313-363 (2014).  [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Steven C. Salop

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Steven C. Salop & Jonathan B. Baker, Antitrust, Competition Policy, and Inequality, (working paper).  [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Philip G. Schrag

Journal Articles

Philip G. Schrag, The Unethical Ethics Rule: Nine Ways To Fix Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.8(e), 28 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 39-72 (2015). [W]

Howard A. Shelanski

Congressional Testimony

Challenges Facing OIRA in Ensuring Transparency and Effective Rulemaking: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Health Care, Benefits & Admin. Rules and the Subcomm. on Gov't Operationsof the H. Comm. on Oversight & Gov't Reform, 114th Cong., Mar. 3, 2015 (Statement of Howard A. Shelanski) (CIS No.: Pending).  [WWW]

Jane E. Stromseth

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Jane E. Stromseth, Peacebuilding and Transitional Justice: The Road Ahead, in Managing Conflict in a World Adrift 571-591 (Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson & Pamela Aall eds., D.C.: United States Institute of Peace Press 2015).  [BOOK]

Robert B. Thompson

Journal Articles

Robert B. Thompson, Financial Regulation's Architecture Within International Economic Law, 17 J. In'tl Econ. L. 807-822 (2014).  

Robert B. Thompson & Donald C. Langevoort, IPOs and the Slow Death of Section 5, 102 Ky. L.J. 891-923 (2013-2014). [HEIN] [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Robert B. Thompson & R. Michael Gadbaw, Trade, International Economic Law, and the Challenges of the Global Economy: A Symposium in Honor of John H. Jackson, 17 J. In'tl Econ. L. 601-603 (2014).

Rebecca Tushnet

Journal Articles

Rebecca Tushnet, All of This Has Happened Before and All of This Will Happen Again: Innovation in Copyright Licensing, 29 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1447-1487 (2014).  [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Rebecca Tushnet, A Mask that Eats into the Face: Images and the Right of Publicity, 38 Colum. J.L. & Arts 157-206 (2015). [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Edith Brown Weiss

Journal Articles

Edith Brown Weiss & Lydia Slobodian, Virtual Water, Water Scarcity, and International Trade Law, 17 J. In'tl Econ. L. 717-737 (2014).  [L]

Robin L. West

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Robin L. West, Gatsby and Tort, in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature 86-132 (Saul Levmore & Martha C. Nussbaum eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2014).  [BOOK]

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