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News and Reports for September 2015

Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

The library will be offering two research training sessions for new faculty research assistants this fall.  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:  

  • Friday, September 25, 11:30am-12:30pm  
  • Wednesday, September 30, 3:30pm-4:30pm 

To attend this training, research assistants simply need to sign up on the library's website

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

Historical Collections Exhibits 

Special Collections will be highlighting two exhibits that will be debuting in the near future. The Folger Shakespeare Library and Georgetown Law Special Collections have collaborated to create "Age of Lawyers: The Roots of American Law in Shakespeare's Britain." Erin Kidwell, Special Collections' Curator of Legal History Collections, has been working on this exhibit and it will feature the law in everyday life as well as major disputes and their combined implications in the American political system. In mid-September, Special Collections will also be featuring an exhibit in the Law Library's Atrium from the Marion Cheek Papers. The exhibit will cover the high points of the Siamese case between Dr. Marion Cheek, teak wood merchant and missionary and the King of Siam (yes, the King and I –King of Siam). Please visit both of these great exhibits opening in September that display unique Special Collections material, including Sir Edward Coke's copy of Bracton.

New Resources for English Case Law & U.K. Legislation 

Need to retrieve an English case by citation or search for English case law on a particular topic? The Law Library now provides access to ICLR Online, a new, easy-to-use database of English case law. Produced by the Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England and Wales, ICLR Online includes all cases published in the quasi-official Law Reports series since 1865, all cases published in The Weekly Law Reports series since 1953, and all cases published in several specialized reporters since their inception. 

From the ICLR dashboard (homepage), users can retrieve cases by party name and by citation or enter a free text search. For additional search options and filters, click on the case law icon on the left side of the dashboard to access the advanced case law search template. Search results may be displayed chronologically or alphabetically. To view a case report, including the headnotes provided by ICLR, simply click on the hyperlinked citation under the case name. All case reports are available for download as PDF documents in their original formatting. 

ICLR Online also includes a citator service. For each reported case, ICLR Online's citator provides the subsequent appellate history, citations to the court's opinion in subsequent cases, and a listing of prior cases and legislation cited within the opinion. All case citations are hyperlinked, making it easy to navigate back and forth between citing and cited cases. Information provided by the citator is conveniently displayed to the left of each case report. 

ICLR Online has partnered with the U.K. National Archives to provide access to U.K. legislation. To search for legislation by title, keyword, year or number, use the legislation search boxes on the ICLR Online dashboard. For additional search options and filters, click on the legislation icon on the left side of the dashboard to access the advanced legislation search template. Alternatively, visit, the free database maintained by the U.K. National Archives. It is one of the most sophisticated and comprehensive online tools for legislative research available. 

For further information about English case law and legislation, consult the Law Library's online research guide to United Kingdom Legal Research or visit the reference desk at the Wolff Library. For assistance in locating historical English cases published in the nominative reporters prior to 1865, consult the Law Library's online research guide to English Legal History or request a research consultation with one of the librarians in our Special Collections Department. Archiving Service

The Georgetown Law Library is committed to combatting link rot in legal citation. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, this is when a link no longer works, or the web page that it links to contains different information than at the time of the citation. It is clear that this is a real danger in a time when increasing numbers of citations are made to online materials.

In addition to our yearly report as part of the Chesapeake Digital Preservation Group, and our link rot symposium last fall, we are working with several of the journal offices to implement, a tool developed at the Harvard Innovation Lab, which allows anyone to create a permanent link to materials on the web. also provides a mechanism where links can be organized and managed.

When a person creating links is part of a registered institution (such as the Georgetown Law Library) then those links can be vested, thereby ensuring that they will be added to the permanent collection. Unvested links are preserved for at least two years. Not only does the link bring a user to the page as it existed when the permanent link was created, it also gives access to the page as it currently exists, thereby making useful comparisons easier.

If you would like any additional information or would like help in getting set up with, please contact Leah Prescott, who is the perma administrator for the Georgetown Law Library.

September App Recommendation

Welcome back! The new school year may find you realizing that things that previously worked well for you are somehow less effective. This may be to changes in technology, changes in students, or changes in staffing. Sadly, the same is true for the mobile apps you may be relying on every day. (Yes, it's a bit of a tortured analogy, but hopefully you're bearing with me). 

Recent changes to Cozi, a staple app in my household (and one that I recommended in December of 2013) meant that it wasn't working as well for my husband and me as it had in the past. The introduction of an overview screen that came up every time the app launched meant that there was at least one step between me and what I wanted to do with the app (namely, access shopping lists). Over time, this seemingly small inconvenience added up and it was time to make a change. 

When I'm looking for a new app or desktop program that fills a particular function that an old one previously did well, my standard practice is to Google alternative to [name of app or program]. In doing so this time, I came across, a new service that offers the ability for you to customize what you are looking for in a meaningful way. For instance, my Google search for Cozi alternatives brought up this grid, but considering that Cozi does much more than create shopping lists, the results were not as specific as I would like. However, the grid provides a number of reasons why someone might want to use Cozi, and when I clicked on "sharing shopping" (my real reason to use this app), it gave me additional facets to narrow my search by:


As well as a few curated collections of apps:


In the past, merely searching for alternatives using my preferred mode would eventually bring me some useful information, but often only after wading through 5-year-old listicles with many apps that had ceased development. AppCrawlr (still in beta) looks to be a much better solution. 

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

Your Publications from 2015 to date.

Hope M. Babcock

Journal Articles

Hope M. Babcock, Is Using the Public Trust Doctrine To Protect Public Parkland from Visual Pollution Justifiable Doctrinal Creep?, 42 Ecology L.Q. 1-35 (2015).   [W]

Randy E. Barnett

Journal Articles

Randy E. Barnett, The Making of a Libertarian, Contrarian, Nonobservant, but Self-Identified Jew, 16 Rutgers J.L. & Religion 247-253 (2015).   [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Sonya G. Bonneau

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Sonya G. Bonneau, Ex Post Modernism: How the First Amendment Framed Nonrepresentational Art (working paper).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Chris Brummer

Forthcoming Works - Books

Chris Brummer, Soft Law and the Global Financial System: Rule Making in the 21st Century (Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press 2d ed. forthcoming).   

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Chris Brummer, Introduction: Key Theoretical Parameters of the Soft Law Debate: A Basic Overview, in The Changing Landscape of Global Financial Governance and the Role of Soft Law XVII-XXII (Friedl Weiss & Armin J. Kammel eds., Leiden, Neth.: Brill Nijhoff 2015).   [BOOK]

J. Peter Byrne

Journal Articles

J. Peter Bryne, Precipice Regulations and Perverse Incentives: Comparing Historic Preservation Designation and Endangered Species Listing, 27 Geo. Int'l Envtl. L. Rev. 343-392 (2015).   [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Erin Carroll

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Erin Carroll, Protecting the Watchdog: Using the Freedom of Information Act to Preference the Press, Utah L. Rev. (forthcoming).   [SSRN]

Jessica Clark

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Jessica Clark & Diana R. Donahoe, ALWD, in (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Georgetown Law Library 2015).   

Jessica Clark & Diana R. Donahoe, Law School Exams, in (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Georgetown Law Library 2015).   

Julie E. Cohen


Julie E. Cohen, Lydia Pallas Loren, Ruth L. Okediji & Maureen A. O'Rourke, Copyright in a Global Information Economy (New York: Wolters Kluwer 4th ed. 2015).   

Stephen B. Cohen

Journal Articles

Stephen B. Cohen, The Executive Compensation Tax Shelter: A Retrospective, 148 Tax Notes 455-458 (2015).   [L] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

David D. Cole

Journal Articles

David D. Cole, The Difference Prevention Makes: Regulating Preventive Justice, 9 Crim. L. & Phil. 501-519 (2015).   [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

David D. Cole, Alex Abdo, George Ellard, Kenneth Wainstein & Stephen I. Vladeck, Panel, A New Paradigm of Leaking, 8 J. Nat'l Security L. & Pol'y 5-32 (2015).   [L] [W]

David D. Cole, Assessing the Leakers: Criminals or Heroes?, 8 J. Nat'l Security L. & Pol'y 107-118 (2015) (adapting The Three Leakers and What To Do About Them, N.Y. Rev. Books, Feb. 6, 2014, at 7-9).   [L] [W]

David D. Cole, The Angry New Frontier: Gay Rights vs. Religious Liberty, N.Y. Rev. Books, May 7, 2015, at 34-35.   

Michael Diamond

Journal Articles

Michael Diamond, Community Lawyering: Introductory Thoughts on Theory and Practice, 22 Geo. J. on Poverty L. & Pol'y 395-403 (2015).   [L] [W]

Diana Roberto Donahoe

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Diana R. Donahoe & Jessica Clark, ALWD, in (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Georgetown Law Library 2015).   

Diana R. Donahoe & Jessica Clark, Law School Exams, in (Diana Roberto Donahoe ed., Georgetown Law Library 2015).   

James V. Feinerman

Journal Articles

James V. Feinerman, Franz Werro, David J. Gerber & Helge Dedek, In Memoriam: H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014), 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 1-2 (2015).   [L] [W]

Anne Fleming

Journal Articles

Anne Fleming, The Long Shadow of Doctrine, 163 U. Pa. L. Rev. (Online) 337-344 (2015).   [WWW]

Brian Galle

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Brian Galle, In Praise of Ex Ante Regulation, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming).   [SSRN]

Brian Galle, Pay It Forward? Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy, Wash. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming).   [SSRN]

Journal Articles

Brian Galle & Firat Bilgel, Financial Incentives for Kidney Donation: A Comparative Case Study Using Synthetic Controls, 43 J. Health Econ. 103-117 (2015).   

Lawrence O. Gostin

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Lawrence O. Gostin, Devi Sridhar & Daniel Hougendobler, The Normative Authority of the World Health Organization, Pub. Health (forthcoming).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin, John T. Monahan, Mary C. DeBartolo & Richard Horton, Law's Power to Safeguard Global Health: A Lancet–O'Neill Institute, Georgetown University Commission on Global Health and the Law, 385 Lancet 1603-1604 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin & Daniel Lucey, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome: A Global Health Challenge, 314 JAMA 771-772 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin, Harald Schmidt & Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Public Health, Universal Health Coverage, and Sustainable Development Goals: Can they Coexist?, 386 Lancet 928-930 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin & Rebecca B. Reingold, Sexual Assaults Among University Students: Prevention, Support, and Justice, 314 JAMA 447-448 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin, Belinda Reeve, Marice Ashe & Ruben Farias, State and Municipal Innovations in Obesity Policy: Why Localities Remain a Necessary Laboratory for Innovation, 105 Am. J. Pub. Health 442-450 (2015).   [W]

Lawrence O. Gostin, The Americans With Disabilities Act at 25: The Highest Expression of American Values, 313 JAMA 2231-2235 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin, Why Healthy Behavior Is the Hard Choice, 93 Milbank Q. 242?246 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin, Mary C. DeBartolo & Daniel Hougendobler, King v Burwell: Subsidizing US Health Insurance for Low- and Middle-Income Individuals, 314 JAMA 333-334 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Itai Grinberg

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Itai Grinberg, Building Institutions for a Globalized World: Automatic Information Exchange, in Global Tax Fairness (Thomas Pogge & Krishen Mehta eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).   

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Itai Grinberg, The New International Tax Diplomacy (working paper).   

Lisa Heinzerling

Congressional Testimony

Legal Implications of the Clean Power Plan: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Clean Air & Nuclear Safety of the S. Comm. on Env't & Pub. Works, 114th Cong., May 5, 2015 (Statement of Lisa Heinzerling) (Cis No.: Pending).   [WWW]

Kristin Henning

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Kristin Henning, "Deserve Ain't Got Nothing To Do with It": The Deconstruction of Moral Justifications for Punishment Through The Wire, in Punishment in Popular Culture 117-160 (Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. & Austin Sarat eds., New York: New York University Press 2015).   [BOOK]

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).   [Gtown Law]

Neal Kumar Katyal

Journal Articles

Neal Kumar Katyal & Thomas P. Schmidt, Active Avoidance: The Modern Supreme Court and Legal Change, 128 Harv. L. Rev. 2109-2165 (2015).   [L] [W] [WWW]

David A. Koplow

Journal Articles

David A. Koplow, Red-Teaming NLW: A Top Ten List of Criticisms About Non-Lethal Weapons, 47 Case W. Res. J. Int'l L. 229-238 (2015).   [L] [W]

Donald C. Langevoort

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Donald C. Langevoort, Behavioral Ethics, Behavioral Compliance, in Research Handbook on Corporate Crime and Financial Misdealing (Jennifer Arlen, ed., Edward Elgar Press forthcoming).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Adam Levitin

Congressional Testimony

The Administrative State v. The Constitution: Dodd-Frank at Five Years: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on the Constitution of the S. Comm. of the Judiciary, 114th Cong., July 23, 2015 (Statement of Adam Levitin) (CIS-No.: Pending).   [WWW]

David Jay Luban

Journal Articles

David Luban, Time-Mindedness and Jurisprudence, 101 Va. L. Rev. 903-917 (2015).   [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Allegra McLeod

Journal Articles

Allegra McLeod, Prison Abolition and Grounded Justice, 62 UCLA L. Rev. 1156-1239 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

John Mikhail

Journal Articles

John Mikhail, The Constitution and the Philosophy of Language: Entailment, Implicature, and Implied Powers, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1063-1103 (2015).   [L] [W]

Wallace J. Mlyniec

Journal Articles

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 207-270 (2015).   [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Paul Ohm

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Paul Ohm, Ancient, Traditional, and Modern Information Privacy Harms (working paper).   

Paul Ohm, Sensitive Information, 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. (forthcoming).   [SSRN]

Eloise Pasachoff

Journal Articles

Eloise Pasachoff, Response, Equality, Centralization, Community, and Governance in Contemporary Education Law, 42 Fordham Urb. L.J. 763-780 (2015).   [L] [W]

Alicia E. Plerhoples

Journal Articles

Alicia E. Plerhoples, Risks, Goals, and Pictographs: Lawyering to the Social Entrepreneur, 19 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 301-326 (2015).   [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Paul F. Rothstein

Journal Articles

Paul F. Rothstein, Unwrapping the Box the Supreme Court Justices Have Gotten Themselves Into: Internal Confrontations over Confronting the Confrontation Clause, 58 How. L.J. 479-520 (2015).   [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Paul F. Rothstein, Comment: The Doctrine of Chances, Brides of the Bath and a Reply to Sean Sullivan, 14 Law, Probability & Risk 51-66 (2015).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Steven C. Salop

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Steven C. Salop, Serge Moresi, David Reitman & Yianis Sarafidis, cGUPPI: Scoring Incentives to Engage in Parallel Accommodating Conduct (working paper).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Andrew I. Schoenholtz

Journal Articles

Andrew I. Schoenholtz, The New Refugees and the Old Treaty: Persecutors and Persecuted in the Twenty-First Century, 16 Chi. J. Int'l L. 81-126 (2015).   [L] [W]

Louis Michael Seidman

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Louis Michael Seidman, Substitute Arguments in Constitutional Law (working paper).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Louis Michael Seidman, The Triumph of Gay Marriage and the Failure of Constitutional Law, Sup. Ct. Rev. (forthcoming).   [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Journal Articles

Louis Michael Seidman, J. Skelly Wright and the Limits of Liberalism, 61 Loy. L. Rev. 69-91 (2015).   [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence B. Solum

Journal Articles

Lawrence B. Solum, Intellectual History as Constitutional Theory, 101 Va. L. Rev. 1111-1164 (2015).   [L] [W]

Morgan M. Stoddard

Journal Articles

Morgan M. Stoddard, 85 Libr. Q. 333-335 (2015) (reviewing Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham, John Carlo Bertot & Lindsay C. Sarin, Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Restraint (2014)).   

Neel U. Sukhatme

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Neel U. Sukhatme & Judd N. L. Cramer, Who Cares About Patent Term? Cross-Industry Differences in Term Sensitivity (working paper).   [SSRN]

Neel U. Sukhatme, A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Forum Shopping in Diversity Cases (working paper).   [SSRN]

David A. Super

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

David A. Super, Implementing the Three-Month Time Limit on SNAP for Unemployed 18- to 49-Year-Olds (working paper).   [WWW]

Joshua C. Teitelbaum

Journal Articles

Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Inside the Blackwall Box: Explaining U.S. Marine Salvage Awards, 22 Sup. Ct. Econ. Rev. 55-121 (2015).   [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Yvonne Tew

Forthcoming Works - Books

Yvonne Tew, The Constitutional Core: Constitutional Adjudication in Southeast Asia (Oxford University Press forthcoming).   

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Yvonne Tew, Arbitrating God (working paper).   

Kristen Konrad Robbins Tiscione

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Kristen K. Tiscione, Ruth Anne Robbins & Amy Sloan, Analysis, Research, and Communication in Skills-focused Courses, in Building on Best Practices: Transforming Legal Education in a Changing World 111-128 (Deborah Maranville, Lisa Radtke Bliss, Carolyn Wilkes Kaas & Antoinette Sedillo López eds., New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis 2015).   [BOOK]

Rebecca Tushnet

Journal Articles

Rebecca Tushnet, Content, Purpose, or Both?, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 869-892 (2015).   [L] [W]

Carlos M. Vázquez

Journal Articles

Carlos M. Vázquez, The Abiding Exceptionalism of Foreign Relations Doctrine, 128 Harv. L. Rev. (Forum) 305-321 (2015).   [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Franz Werro

Journal Articles

Franz Werro, James V. Feinerman, David J. Gerber & Helge Dedek, In Memoriam: H. Patrick Glenn (1940-2014), 63 Am. J. Comp. L. 1-2 (2015).   [L] [W]

Robin L. West


Nussbaum and Law (Robin L. West ed., Farnham, Eng.: Ashgate 2015).   [BOOK]

Jamillah Williams

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Jamillah Williams, Diversity, Status, and Trust: Meaningful Integration in Contemporary Organizations (working paper).   

Jamillah Williams, The Social Psychology of Inclusion: Antidiscrimination Law and the "Business Case" for Diversity (working paper).   

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