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News and Reports for May 2015

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.

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

  • Tuesday, May 26, 4:00pm-5:00pm
  • Friday, May 29, 11:00am-12:00pm

Research assistants can register for this training or request additional information by contacting Morgan Stoddard, Research Services Librarian, mms237@law.georgetown.edu.

Special Collections Acquires Distinguished Alumni’s Papers

Recently, Special Collections acquired an extensive archive of one of Georgetown Law’s first graduates, Alexander Porter Morse. Before attending Georgetown, Alexander Porter Morse received his BA from Princeton. He briefly left Princeton to fight in the Civil War in the Confederate Army. He graduated from Georgetown Law as part of the first graduating class of 1872. Morse went on to practice international law during the 19th century and is consider one of the prominent lawyers of his time. Most notably, he was the lawyer who represented Judge John Ferguson in the famous Supreme Court case Plessy vs. Ferguson in 1896.

For access to this collection, please contact Hannah Miller-Kim, Special Collections Librarian, at specl@law.georgetown.edu or 202-661-6602.

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) database

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) database offers a wealth of comparative information on major topics of law. The library subscribes to many of these legal subject modules including energy, criminal, labor, family and succession, civil procedure, constitutional, environmental, commercial, torts, private international law, contracts, medical, and intellectual property. Within these topics, there are individual chapters on various jurisdictions written by practitioners who are often from the countries or have extensive experience in the foreign legal system.

Perhaps you need an overview on contract law in Burundi. The IEL Contracts module has a Burundi chapter with full discussion on contracts with references to relevant colonial history. Laws and other cited materials are fully documented in the footnotes allowing the researcher to further track down significant primary materials. Perhaps you would like to compare this to other jurisdictions? It’s easy to do as there are chapters on contracts in Ethiopia, Singapore, Denmark, and many others.

This collection of databases is great for answering questions like “I wonder how [topic] works in [country]. Recently, I used the IEL Labour Encyclopaedia database for information on individual labor contracts in China. The researcher already had the Chinese labor law, but he was seeking more explanation on how it really worked. Please note that country coverage varies from subject to subject, but many jurisdictions are represented. Basic searching provides searching within a particular topic and advanced searching offers the ability to search among all the encyclopedias at one time.

This resource can provide invaluable background when beginning research in an unfamiliar subject and jurisdiction. If you would like more information about this resource, please contact us at intlref@law.georgetown.edu or 202-662-4195.

May App Recommendation

Summer is coming, and with it comes “beach reading” – but beach reading presupposes you are going to be staying still for a time. What about reading on the go – or beach reading without the beach? Audiobooks are a great option for those who love literature but are always on the move. You can “read” while driving, commuting, exercising, or doing chores around the house. You may be aware of Audible.com, one of the largest purveyors of audiobooks on the web. You can get audiobooks delivered to an app on your mobile device (iOS, Android, and Windows) either as a single transaction or as part of a subscription service, and your first book is free. Be sure to listen to the samples on the website before you buy: reader quality can vary widely.

If you are more budget-minded, many local library systems have access to large troves of audiobooks for downloaded loan.  For instance, Montgomery, Prince George’s, Fairfax, and Alexandria Counties’ libraries all have audiobook lending programs, as does DC.

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

Your Publications from 2015 to date.

Vicki Arroyo

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Vicki Arroyo & Kathryn A. Zyla, Transportation Policy, in Climate Change and Public Health (Barry S. Levy & Jonathan A. Patz eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).   

Hope M. Babcock

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amicus Curiae American Thoracic Society in Support of Respondents, Utility Air Regulatory Grp v. Envtl Protection Agency, Nos. 12-1146, 12-1248, 12-1254, 12-1268, 12-1269, 12-1272 (U.S. Jan. 28, 2014).   

Rosa Brooks

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Rosa Brooks, Crafting a Progressive Foreign Policy in Today's World, in Progressivism in America (David Woolner ed., Oxford University Press forthcoming).   

Journal Articles

Rosa Brooks, Gregory McNeal & Benjamin Wittes, AUMF Panel Transcript, 42 Pepp. L. Rev. 607-632 (2015).    [L] [W]

William W. Buzbee

Congressional Testimony

Proposed Federal Water Grabs and Their Potential Impacts on States, Water, and Power Users, and Landowners: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Water, Power, & Oceans of the H. Comm. on Natural Res., 114th Cong., Apr. 14, 2015 (Statement of William W. Buzbee) (Cis No.: Pending).    [WWW]

Julie E. Cohen

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amici Curiae Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Thirty-Six Technical Experts and Legal Scholars in Support of Respondents, City of Los Angeles v. Patel, No. 13-1175 (U.S. Jan. 30, 2015).   

David D. Cole

Book Chapters and Collected Works

David D. Cole, Navigating the Shoals of Secrecy: A Comparative Analysis of the Use of Secret Evidence and 'Cleared Counsel' in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada, in Reasoning Rights: Comparative Judicial Engagement 161-177 (Liora Lazarus, Christopher McCrudden & Nigel Bowles eds., Oxford: Hart Publishing 2014).    [BOOK]

Journal Articles

David D. Cole, How Religious Rights Can Challenge the Common Good, N.Y. Rev. Books, May 8, 2014, at 49-50.   

Congressional Testimony

Examining Recommendations To Reform FISA Authorities: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong., Feb. 4, 2014 (Statement of David D. Cole) (CIS No.: 2014-H521-19).   

Michael Diamond

Forthcoming Works - Books

Michael Diamond, Corporations: A Contemporary Approach (Carolina Academic Press 4th ed. forthcoming).   

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Michael Diamond, Community Lawyering: Introductory Thoughts on Theory and Practice, Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y (forthcoming).   

Laura K. Donohue

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amici Curiae Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Thirty-Six Technical Experts and Legal Scholars in Support of Respondents, City of Los Angeles v. Patel, No. 13-1175 (U.S. Jan. 30, 2015).   

Peter B. Edelman

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Peter B. Edelman, Welfare Reform: Is the Past Prologue?, in A True Third Way?: Domestic Policy and the Presidency of William Jefferson Clinton 95-100 (Richard Himelfarb & Rosanna Perotti eds., New York: Nova Science 2014).   

Journal Articles

Peter B. Edelman, Creating a Good Casebook on Poverty Law, 48 Clearinghouse Rev. 174-177 (2014) (reviewing Juliet M. Brodie, Clare Pastore, Ezra Rosser & Jeffrey Selbin, Poverty Law, Policy, and Practice (2014)).   

Daniel R. Ernst

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Daniel R. Ernst, Bureaucracy for Law Students, in Teaching Legal History: Comparative Perspectives 161 (London: Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing 2014).    [BOOK]

Anna Gelpern

Books

Anna Gelpern & Hal S. Scott, International Finance: Transactions, Policy, and Regulation (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic 20th ed. 2014).   

Lawrence O. Gostin

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin & Joseph A. Page, Introduction: The Georgetown Law Perspective, 70 Food & Drug L.J. 7-9 (2015).    [W]

Lawrence O. Gostin, World Health Organization Reform: Lessons Learned from the Ebola Epidemic, Hastings Center Rep., Mar.-Apr. 2015, at 6-7.   

Lisa Heinzerling

Journal Articles

Lisa Heinzerling, The Varieties and Limits of Transparency in U.S. Food Law, 70 Food & Drug L.J. 11-24 (2015).    [W]

Nan Hunter

Journal Articles

Nan Hunter, A Deer in Headlights: The Supreme Court, LGBT Rights, and Equal Protection, 52 Hous. L. Rev. 1121-1145 (2015).    [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

David A. Koplow

Journal Articles

David A. Koplow, A Nuclear Kellogg-Briand Pact: Proposing a Treaty for the Renunciation of Nuclear War as an Instrument of National Policy, 42 Syracuse J. Int'l. L. & Com. 123-191 (2014).    [L] [W]

Donald C. Langevoort

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Securities Law Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Halliburton Co. v. Erica P. John Fund, Inc., No. 13-317 (U.S. Feb. 5, 2014).   

Adam Levitin

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amicus Curiae Adam J. Levitin, Professor of Law in Support of Respondents, Bank of Am., N.A. v. Caulkett, Nos. 13-1421, 14-163 (U.S. Feb. 23, 2015).   

David Jay Luban

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

David Luban, Human Rights Thinking and the Laws of War, in Theoretical Boundaries of Armed Conflicts and Human Rights (Jens Ohlin ed., forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

David Luban, Time-Mindedness and Jurisprudence, Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Naomi Mezey

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Naomi Mezey, Mapping a Cultural Studies of Law, in The Handbook of Law and Society 39-55 (Austin Sarat & Patricia Ewick eds., Chichester, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell 2015).   

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amicus Curiae BiLaw in Support of Petitioners, Obergefell v. Hodges, Nos. 14-556; Tanco v. Haslam, No. 14-562; DeBoer v. Snyder, No. 14-571; Bourke v. Beshear, No. 14-574 (U.S. Mar. 3, 2015).   

Victoria F. Nourse

Books

Victoria F. Nourse, William N. Eskridge, Jr. & Abbe R. Gluck, Statutes, Regulation, and Interpretation: Legislation and Administration in the Republic of Statutes (St. Paul, Minn.: West Academic Publishing 2014).   

Julie Rose O'Sullivan

Congressional Testimony

Criminal Code Reform: Hearing Before Over-Criminalization Task Force of 2014 of the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong., Feb. 28, 2014 (Statement of Julie Rose O'Sullivan) (CIS No.: 2014-H521-28).    [WWW]

Joseph A. Page

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Joseph A. Page, Tobacco Products, in Food and Drug Law and Regulation (David G. Adams et al. eds., 3d ed. forthcoming).   

Journal Articles

Joseph A. Page & Lawrence O. Gostin, Introduction: The Georgetown Law Perspective, 70 Food & Drug L.J. 7-9 (2015).    [W]

Alicia E. Plerhoples

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Alicia E. Plerhoples, Social Enterprise as Commitment, 47 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y (forthcoming).   

Marylin Raisch

Journal Articles

Marylin Raisch, Book Survey 2014, 18 J. Int'l Econ. L. 215-224 (2015).    [WWW]

Marylin Raisch, Website Survey 2014, 18 J. Int'l Econ. L. 225-231 (2015).    [WWW]

Julie L. Ross

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Julie L. Ross, [Un]Happy Together: Why the Supremacy Clause Preempts State Law Digital Performance Rights in Radio-Like Streaming of Pre-1972 Sound Recordings (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Paul F. Rothstein

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Paul F. Rothstein, Fundamentals of an Evidence Code, B.U. Int'l L.J. (forthcoming).   

Steven C. Salop

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Steven C. Salop, Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Merger (2008), in The Antitrust Revolution: Economics, Competition, and Policy 92 (New York: Oxford University Press 6th ed. 2014).    [BOOK]

Journal Articles

Steven C. Salop & Carl Shapiro, Jean Tirole's Nobel Prize in Economics: The Rigorous Foundations of Post-Chicago Antitrust Economics, Antitrust, Spring 2015, at 76-81.    [W]

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Antitrust Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, N.C. State Bd. of Dental Examiners v. Fed. Trade Comm'n, No. 13-534 (U.S. Aug. 6, 2014).   

Philip G. Schrag

Books

Philip G. Schrag, Lisa G. Lerman & Anjum Gupta, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law: Model Rules, State Variations, and Practice Questions (New York: Wolters Kluwer 2015-2016 ed. 2015).   

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amici Curiae Law School Professors in Support of Respondent, Kerry v. Din, No. 13-1402 (U.S. Jan. 20, 2015).   

Howard A. Shelanski

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Howard A. Shelanski, Efficiency Claims and Antitrust Enforcement, in The Oxford Handbook of International Antitrust Economics 451-465 (Roger D. Blair & D. Daniel Sokol eds., New York: Oxford University Press 2015).    [BOOK]

Rebecca Tushnet

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Rebecca Tushnet, The Yes Men and The Women Men Don't See, in A World Without Privacy: What Law Can and Should Do? 83-130 (Austin Sarat ed., New York: Cambridge University Press 2015).    [BOOK]

Journal Articles

Rebecca Tushnet, Cool Story: Country of Origin Labeling and the First Amendment, 70 Food & Drug L.J. 25-37 (2015).    [W]

Robin L. West

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Robin L. West, Freedom of the Church and Our Endangered Civil Rights: Exiting the Social Contract, in The Rise of Corporate Religious Liberty (Zoe Robinson, Chad Flanders & Micah Schwartzman eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Wendy Webster Williams

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief of Amici Curiae Family Law Scholars in Support of Petitioners, Obergefell v. Hodges, Nos. 14-556; Tanco v. Haslam, No. 14-562; DeBoer v. Snyder, No. 14-571; Bourke v. Beshear, No. 14-574 (U.S. Mar. 6, 2015).   

Michelle M. Wu

Books

Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights (Michelle M. Wu ed., Buffalo, N.Y.: William S. Hein & Co. 2015).   

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