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News and Reports for September 2017

Library Training for Faculty Research Assistants

The library will hold two training sessions for new faculty research assistants this fall.  In this training, RAs will learn about library services and policies and will gain an introduction to our databases and to best research practices.

The training sessions will be:

  • Wednesday, September 27, 12:00pm-1:00pm

  • Thursday, October 5, 3:00pm-4:00pm

All sessions will be held in the Computer Learning Center (CLC) in the Williams Law Library.

To attend this training, please RSVP here for September 27 or October 5. For questions, please contact Andrea Muto, Research Services Librarian, or 202-661-6598.

Alexander Hamilton Papers Now Online

The Library of Congress has put the papers of Alexander Hamilton online for the first time in their original format. The Library holds the world's largest collection of Hamilton papers-approximately 12,000 items concentrated from 1777 until Hamilton's death in 1804, including letters, legal papers and drafts of speeches and writings, among other items. Now, for the first time, these original documents-many in Hamilton's own hand-will be available for researchers, students or the generally curious anywhere in the world to explore, zoom in and read at

RECAP - Free Archive of PACER Data

If you work with Federal Court documents, you may be familiar with the expensive and opaque system PACER. RECAP, a joint project of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton and the Free Law Project, have created an archive and free tools to help contribute to the project.

Bloomberg Terminal

A reminder that the library has a Bloomberg Terminal available for use in the Reading Room. Bloomberg offers real-time data on financial markets and other information.

Scholarly Communication Symposium

Op-Eds, Media Interviews, and Social Media: 


Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 

Time: 10:00 am - noon

Place: Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Georgetown University


Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor, Department of History, Georgetown University

Autumn Brewington, Former Op-Ed Editor at the Washington Post, and former Editor of the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank

Danielle Knight, Producer, “1A”, WAMU 88.5 American University Radio and NPR


Sanford Ungar, Director, The Free Speech Project, Georgetown University

Program Description

In addition to traditional scholarship, Georgetown University faculty communicate through a wide variety popular channels, including op-eds, television and radio interviews, magazine articles, and social media. In this symposium, we will explore how faculty bring their research and scholarship to the attention of the public and work toward informing and influencing public discourse and policymaking.

The symposium will address the following issues:

  • What are the benefits of bringing research and scholarship into a public forum for the public, the university, and the individual?

  • How do faculty translate their expert knowledge and complex research into formats that can reach a broad audience? 

  • What are the characteristics of effective op-eds, television or radio interviews, and social media postings? 

  • How can faculty get started in communicating through the media?

  • Given the value of contributing to public discourse, what incentives and support do we have to encourage faculty to participate in public discourse?

If you have any questions, please contact Margaret Krause, Special Projects Librarian in the Williams Library at (202)662-4058 or

Faculty Scholarship Report

If you would like materials added to the Faculty Scholarship Report, please send them to

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

Sonya Bonneau


Sonya G. Bonneau & Susan A. McMahon, Legal Writing in Context (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2017). [BOOK]

Aderson François

Journal Articles

Aderson Bellegarde François, Peggy Cooper Davis & Colin P. Starger, The Persistence of the Confederate Narrative, 84 Tenn. L. Rev. 301-364 (2017). [W] [SSRN]

Brian Galle

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Brian Galle, How to Save Unemployment Insurance, 50 Ariz. St. L.J. (forthcoming).

Journal Articles

Brian Galle, Why Do Foundations Follow the Law? Evidence from Adoption of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, 36 J. Pol'y Analysis & Mgmt. 532-556 (2017). [SSRN]

Donald C. Langevoort

Journal Articles

Donald C. Langevoort, Lawyers, Impression Management, and the Fear of Failure, 51 New Eng. L. Rev. 75-80 (2016). [HEIN] [L] [W]

Susan McMahon


Susan A. McMahon & Sonya G. Bonneau, Legal Writing in Context (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2017). [BOOK]

Robin West

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Robin L. West, Bartleby’s Consensual Dysphoria, (working paper). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

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