News and Reports for September 2017
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.
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 loc.gov/collections/alexander-hamilton-papers/.
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.
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.
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
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 Margaret.Krause@georgetown.edu.
If you would like materials added to the Faculty Scholarship Report, please send them to LibFacPubs@law.
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 G. Bonneau & Susan A. McMahon, Legal Writing in Context (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2017). [BOOK]
Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers
Brian Galle, How to Save Unemployment Insurance, 50 Ariz. St. L.J. (forthcoming).
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
Susan A. McMahon & Sonya G. Bonneau, Legal Writing in Context (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2017). [BOOK]