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News and Reports for March 2017

New Browser Extension: Unpaywall 

A new extension (for Chrome or Firefox) looks for free, full-text sources of research articles that are otherwise only available with a subscription. Although Georgetown’s database subscriptions are extensive, they are not 100% comprehensive, and this may be of particular interest to those engaged in interdisciplinary research. 

From the creator’s announcement: “Unpaywall is powered by an index of over ten million legally-uploaded, open-access resources, and it delivers. For example, in a set of 11k recent cancer research articles covered in mainstream media, Unpaywall users were able to read around half of them for free–even without any subscription, and even though most of them were paywalled.”

An FAQ explains how this extension works and how to manage its advanced settings.

Gorsuch Project Launched at UVA School of Law

The University of Virginia School of Law recently announced the launch of the Neil Gorsuch Project, “a website that assembles all of Gorsuch’s written opinions, as well as concurrences and dissents he either wrote or joined as a judge for the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lists of published articles and speeches by Gorsuch are also included.”

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

Lama Abu-Odeh

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Lama Abu-Odeh, Feminist Dissent (forthcoming), (reviewing Saba Mahmood, Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report (2016)). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Judith Areen


Judith Areen, Marc Spindelman & Philomila Tsoukala, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 6th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2016). [BOOK]

Randy Barnett

Journal Articles

Randy E. Barnett, The Three Narratives of the Slaughter-House Cases, 41 J. Sup. Ct. Hist. 295-309 (2016).

John Brooks

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

John R. Brooks II, The Definitions of Income, 71 Tax L. Rev. (forthcoming). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Chris Brummer

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Chris Brummer, The Renminbi and Systemic Risk (working paper). [SSRN]

Sheryll Cashin

Forthcoming Works - Books

Sheryll D. Cashin, Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy (Beacon Press forthcoming).

Julie Cohen

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Julie E. Cohen, Information Privacy Litigation as Bellwether for Institutional Change, 66 DePaul L. Rev. (forthcoming). [SSRN]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Julie E. Cohen, The Surveillance–Innovation Complex: The Irony of the Participatory Turn, in The Participatory Condition in the Digital Age 207-226 (Darin Barney, Gabriella Coleman, Christine Ross, Jonathan Sterne & Tamar Tembeck eds., Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press 2016). [SSRN]

David Cole


Surveillance, Privacy and Transatlantic Relations (David D. Cole, Federico Fabbrini & Stephen Schulhofer eds., Portland, Or.: Hart Publishing 2017). [BOOK]

Book Chapters and Collected Works

David D. Cole & Federico Fabbrini, Reciprocal Privacy: Towards a Transatlantic Agreement, in Constitutionalism Across Borders in the Struggle Against Terrorism 169-188 (Federico Fabbrini & Vicki C. Jackson eds., Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar Publishing 2016). [BOOK]

Journal Articles

David D. Cole, Trump Is Violating the Constitution, N.Y. Rev. Books, Feb. 23, 2017, at 4-6.

David D. Cole, Why Free Speech Is Not Enough, N.Y. Rev. Books, Mar. 23, 2017, at 34-35 (reviewing Laura Weinrib, The Taming of Free Speech: America's Civil Liberties Compromise (2016) & Sam Lebovic, Free Speech and Unfree News: The Paradox of Press Freedom in America (2016)).

David D. Cole, What James Comey Did, N.Y. Rev. Books, Dec. 8, 2016, at 4.

David D. Cole, The Drone Presidency, N.Y. Rev. Books, Aug. 18, 2016, at 19-22 (reviewing Hugh Gusterson, Drone: Remote Control Warfare (2016), Jeremy Scahill & the staff of The Intercept, The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program (2016), Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict: Ethical, Legal, and Strategic Implications (David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst & Kristen Wall eds., 2015) & Drone Wars: Transforming Conflict, Law, & Policy (Peter L. Bergen & Daniel Rothenberg eds., 2015)).

Lilian Faulhaber

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Lilian V. Faulhaber, The Trouble with Tax Competition: From Practice to Theory (working paper). [SSRN]

Anna Gelpern

Journal Articles

Anna Gelpern & Erik F. Gerding, Inside Safe Assets, 33 Yale J. on Reg. 363-421 (2016). [L] [W] [WWW]

Lawrence Gostin

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin, How Will President Trump’s Policies Affect Domestic and Global Health and Development?, 317 JAMA 685-686 (2017).

Lawrence O. Gostin & James G. Hodge, Jr., Revamping the US Federal Common Rule: Modernizing Human Participant Research Regulations, JAMA (Online First), Feb. 22, 2017, at E1-E2. [SSRN]

David Hyman

Journal Articles

David A. Hyman, David Franklyn, Calla Yee & Mohammad Rahmati, Going Native: Can Consumers Recognize Native Advertising? Does It Matter?, 19 Yale J.L. & Tech. 77-112 (2017). [L] [W] [WWW]

David A. Hyman & William E. Kovacic, Regulatory Leveraging: Problem or Solution?, 23 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 1163-1186 (2016). [L] [W] [WWW]

Donald Langevoort


Securities Regulation: Selected Statutes, Rules, and Forms (Donald C. Langevoort, James D. Cox & Robert W. Hillman eds., New York: Aspen Publishers 2004-2009; New York: Wolters Kluwer 2011-2016) (publishing annual editions). [BOOK]

Allegra McLeod

Journal Articles

Allegra M. McLeod, Review Essay, Beyond the Carceral State, 95 Tex. L. Rev. 651-706 (2017). [W]

Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, In the Land of Blood and Honey: What's Fair or Just in Love and War Crimes? Lessons for Transitional Justice, in Framing Law and Crime: An Interdisciplinary Anthology 105-133 (Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart, Michael Hviid Jacobsen & Cecil Greek eds., Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016). [BOOK]

Naomi Mezey

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Noami Mezey & Mark C. Niles, Screening the Law: Ideology and Law in American Popular Culture, in Framing Law and Crime: An Interdisciplinary Anthology 267-313 (Caroline Joan "Kay" S. Picart, Michael Hviid Jacobsen & Cecil Greek eds., Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2016). [BOOK]

Louis Seidman

Journal Articles

Louis Michael Seidman, The Triumph of Gay Marriage and the Failure of Constitutional Law, 2015 Sup. Ct. Rev. 115-146. [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Abbe Smith


Lawyers' Ethics (Abbe Smith, Monroe H. Freedman & Alice Woolley eds., Abingdon, U.K.: Routledge 2017).

Philomila Tsoukala


Philomila Tsoukala, Judith Areen & Marc Spindelman, Family Law: Cases and Materials (New York: Foundation Press/Thomson Reuters 6th ed. 2012 & Supp. 2016). [BOOK]

Carlos Vázquez

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Carlos M. Vázquez & Stephen I. Vladeck, The Constitutional Right to Collateral Post-Conviction Review, 103 Va. L. Rev. (forthcoming). [SSRN]

Edith Weiss

Journal Articles

Edith Brown Weiss, Integrating Environment and Trade, 19 J. Int'l Econ. L. 367-369 (2016). [L] [WWW]

Robin West

Journal Articles

Robin L. West, Tributes to Professor Peter E. Quint, 76 Md. L. Rev. 544-545 (2017). [L] [W]

Jamillah Williams

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Jamillah B. Williams, Accountability as a Debiasing Strategy: Does Race Matter?, Iowa L. Rev. (forthcoming). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Jamillah B. Williams, Breaking Down Bias: Legal Mandates vs. Corporate Interests, Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

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