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News and Reports for January 2017

New Resource for Comparative Information and Computer Technology Law Research

The Law Library recently added a new resource for comparative research on information and computer technology (ICT) law, the Cyber Law Online module of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws.  This module consists of 30 jurisdiction-specific monographs, each of which is written by one or more experts on ICT law within that jurisdiction.    Each monograph follows a standard outline, making it easy to compare ICT law and practice across multiple jurisdictions.  

Topics covered by the Cyber Law Online module include the regulation of the ICT market; protection of intellectual property in the ICT sector; ICT contracts; electronic transactions; non-contractual liability of network operators and service providers; privacy protections for personal data and online communications; and laws to combat computer-related crime.  

Among the 30 jurisdictions covered by the Cyber Law Online module are many of the largest developed economies, including Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.  Emerging economies, such as Brazil, China, Mexico, Russia, and South Africa, are also represented.

Each jurisdiction-specific monograph in the Cyber Law Online module includes a subject index. Each monograph may be downloaded in its entirety in PDF format.  Alternatively, users may download the individual components of each monograph, focusing on a specific topic, as separate PDF files.

-- Charles Bjork, International & Foreign Law Reference Librarian

New Georgetown Law Library Databases

New Lauinger Databases

The Lauinger library on main campus has acquired a few new databases that may be of interest. They focus on migration, Jewish culture, the alternative press, and Japan Times. For more information, you can read all about them here. Law faculty have full access to databases at Lauinger while on campus and remotely with your netID and password.

Faculty Scholarship Report

Links to some materials are available below. Following is a list of what the links represent:
  • [HEIN] = Available on Hein Online
  • [W] = Available on Westlaw
  • [L] = Available on Lexis
  • [Gtown Law] = Available in Georgetown Law Scholarly Commons
  • [SSRN] = Available in SSRN Working Papers collection
  • [WWW] = Available for free on the Internet
  • [BOOK] - More information available in law library catalog

Randy Barnett

Journal Articles

Randy E. Barnett, Foreword: Why Popular Sovereignty Requires the Due Process of Law to Challenge "Irrational or Arbitrary" Statutes, 14 Geo. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 355-372 (2016). [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Paul Butler

Journal Articles

Paul Butler, The System Is Working the Way It Is Supposed To: The Limits of Criminal Justice Reform, 104 Geo. L.J. 1419-1478 (2016). [L] [W]

David Cole

Congressional Testimony

Attorney General Nomination: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 115th Cong., Jan. 11, 2017 (Statement of David D. Cole) (CIS No.: Pending). [WWW]

Lilian Faulhaber

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Lilian V. Faulhaber, Beyond Apple: State Aid as a Model of a Robust Anti-Subsidy Rule, 48 Geo. J. Int'l L. (forthcoming).

Anne Fleming

Journal Articles

Anne Fleming, City of Debtors: Law, Loan Sharks, and the Shadow Economy of Urban Poverty, 1900–1970, 17 Enterprise & Soc'y 734-740 (2016).

Brian Galle

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Brian Galle, Why Do Foundations Follow the Law? Evidence from Enactment of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, 36 J. Pol'y Analysis & Mgmt. (forthcoming). [SSRN]

J. Glover

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

J. Maria Glover, The Supreme Court’s “Non-Trans-Substantive” Class Action, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2017).

Lawrence Gostin

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Lawrence O. Gostin, Daniel Hougendobler & Anna E. Roberts, American Public Health Law, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman & William M. Sage eds., Oxford forthcoming 2017).

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin, David A. Hyman & Peter D. Jacobson, The Affordable Care Act: Moving Forward in the Coming Years, 317 JAMA 19-20 (2017). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Lawrence O. Gostin & Eric A. Friedman, A Human Rights Based Approach to Health: The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Achieving the Vision of Global Health with Justice, 21 Geo. Pub. Pol'y Rev., no. 1, 2016. [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

David Hyman

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

David A. Hyman & Charles Silver, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It: Why Medical Malpractice Reform Can’t Fix Healthcare, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Health Law (I. Glenn Cohen, Allison K. Hoffman & William M. Sage eds., Oxford forthcoming 2017).

Book Chapters and Collected Works

David A. Hyman & Thomas S. Ulen, What Can PPACA Teach Us About Behavioral Law & Economics?, in Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics (I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch & Christopher T. Robertson eds., Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University 2016). [BOOK]

Journal Articles

David A. Hyman, Lawrence O. Gostin & Peter D. Jacobson, The Affordable Care Act: Moving Forward in the Coming Years, 317 JAMA 19-20 (2017). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

David A. Hyman, Myungho Paik & Bernard S. Black, Damage Caps and the Labor Supply of Physicians: Evidence from the Third Reform Wave, 18 Am. L. & Econ. Rev. 463-505 (2016). [SSRN]

David A. Hyman, Mohammad Rahmati, Bernard Black & Charles Silver, Insurance Crisis or Liability Crisis? Medical Malpractice Claiming in Illinois, 1980–2010, 13 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 183-204 (2016). [L] [SSRN]

Donald Langevoort

Journal Articles

Donald C. Langevoort & Hillary A. Sale, "We Believe": Omnicare, Legal Risk Disclosure and Corporate Governance, 66 Duke L.J. 763-795 (2016). [L] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]

Allegra McLeod

Journal Articles

Allegra M. McLeod, Confronting the Carceral State, 104 Geo. L.J. 1405-1417 (2016). [L] [W]

Paul Ohm

Journal Articles

Paul Ohm & Blake Reid, Regulating Software When Everything Has Software, 84 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 1672-1702 (2016). [L] [W] [WWW]

Paul Ohm, We Couldn’t Kill the Internet If We Tried, 130 Harv. L. Rev. F. 79-85 (2016). [L] [W] [WWW]

Rebecca Tushnet

Journal Articles

Rebecca Tushnet, The First Amendment Walks into a Bar: Trademark Registration and Free Speech, 92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 381-425 (2016). [L] [W] [SSRN]

Rebecca Tushnet, Ashima Dayal, Jeffrey Greenbaum, Jen Lavie & Brett Frischmann, Panel 1: False Advertising, 34 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 557-579 (2016). [L] [W]

Wendy Williams


Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Wendy Webster Williams & Mary Hartnett, My Own Words (New York: Simon & Schuster 2016). [BOOK]

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