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News and Reports for February 2018

Updated Guide to Law Review Submissions

From Nancy Levit and Allen Rostron:

We just updated our charts about law journal submissions, expedites, and rankings from different sources for the Spring 2018 submission season covering the 203 main journals of each law school.  

A couple of the highlights from this round of revisions are:

First, again the chart includes information from the handful of journals that posted on their websites that they are not accepting submissions right now and what dates they say they'll resume accepting submissions.  

Second, while 62 law reviews still prefer or require submission through ExpressO, 31 schools (up from 27 at this time last year) now require Scholastica as the exclusive avenue for submissions, with 31 more preferring or strongly preferring it, and 28 accepting articles submitted through either ExpressO or Scholastica. Thirteen schools now have their own online web portals.  And one school each accepts articles on Twitter and bepress, while two accept submissions through Lex Opus.

The first chart contains information about each journal’s preferences about methods for submitting articles (e.g., e-mail, ExpressO, Scholastica, or regular mail), as well as special formatting requirements and how to request an expedited review.  The second chart contains rankings information from U.S. News and World Report as well as data from Washington & Lee’s law review website.

Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews and Journals:

We’d welcome you to forward the link to anyone who you think might find it useful.   We appreciate any feedback you might have.

New Resources Available for Communicating through the Media

Faculty and staff who need a head-shot are invited to attend one of the spring 2018 sessions with Phil Humnicky, University Photographer, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday, March 15

  • Friday, April 6

All sessions are in The President’s Room outside Riggs Library on the third floor of Healy Hall. 

Increased Security Requirements for Westlaw OnePass Coming

OnePass updates are coming, and your users will soon see increased security requirements.  Below are the details for this update, expected in early February. 

Two-Step Authentication Email Update – Currently when users update their profile primary email, they must also remember to update their two-factor authentication email, otherwise they will be blocked from using an email code as a two-factor authentication option. After the release, when a user updates their profile primary email, if their two-factor email matches the original email address, it will be removed and the updated email address will be added. This will reduce the number of occurrences where users are blocked from being able to use email code as two-factor authentication. 

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

Lama Abu-Odeh

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Lama Abu-Odeh, Janet Halley and the Art of Status Quo Maintenance,(working paper). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Randy Barnett

Journal Articles

Randy E. Barnett,Tribute to Professor George W. Dent: Let George Do It!, 68 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 1-4 (2017). [L] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Rosa Brooks

Forthcoming Works - Books

Rosa Brooks, Tangled Up in Blue: Policing in 21st Century America (Penguin Press forthcoming).

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Rosa Brooks , Am. J. Int'l L. (forthcoming) (reviewing Antonia Chayes, Borderless Wars: Civil Military Disorder and Legal Uncertainty (2015)).

William Buzbee

Journal Articles

William W. Buzbee,Federalism Hedging, Entrenchment, and the Climate Challenge, 2017 Wis. L. Rev. 1037-1113. [L] [W] [WWW]

Michael Cedrone


Michael J. Cedrone & Susan A. McMahon, Internal Investigations Simulation: Evaluating Corruption in Corporate Transactions (Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2017).

Sheila Foster

Forthcoming Works - Books

Sheila R. Foster & Christian Iaione, The Co-City (MIT Press forthcoming).

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Sheila R. Foster, Bean v. Southwestern Waste Management, in Critical Race Judgments: Rewritten U.S. Court Opinions on Race and the Law (I. Bennett Capers, Devon Carbado, Robin Lenhardt & Angela Onwuachi-Willig eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2018).

Sheila R. Foster & Christian Iaione, Ostrom in the City: Design Principles and Practices for the Urban Commons, in Handbook of the Study of the Commons (Blake Hudson, Jonathan Rosenbloom & Daniel H. Cole eds., Routledge Press forthcoming).


Sheila R. Foster, David B. Oppenheimer, Sora Y. Han & Richard T. Ford, Comparative Equality and Anti-discrimination Law (Berkeley, Cal.: Comparative Equality Press 2d ed. 2017).

Lawrence Gostin

Journal Articles

Lawrence O. Gostin, The Fogarty International Center, a National Treasure for Global Health, 371 JAMA 2155-2156 (2017).

Kristin Henning

Forthcoming Works - Books

Rights, Race, and Reform: 50 Years of Child Advocacy in the Juvenile Justice System (Kristin Henning, Laura Cohen & Ellen Marrus eds., Routledge Press forthcoming).

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Kristin Henning, The Challenge of Race and Crime in a Free Society: The Racial Divide in 50 Years of Juvenile Justice Reform, Geo. Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming).

Kristin Henning, The Reasonable Black Child: Race, Adolescence, and the Fourth Amendment, 67 Am. U. L. Rev. (forthcoming).

Jennifer Hillman

Journal Articles

Jennifer A. Hillman, Independence at the Top of the Triangle: Best Resolution of the Judicial Trilemma?, 111 Am. J. Int'l L. (Unbound) 364-368 (2017). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Shon Hopwood

Journal Articles

Shon R. Hopwood, Clarity in Criminal Law, 54 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 695-749 (2017). [W]

David Hyman

Journal Articles

David A. Hyman & William E. Kovacic, Risky Business: Should the FDA Pay Attention to Pharmaceutical Prices?, 11 N.Y.U. J.L. & Liberty 754-769 (2017). [L] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]

Gregory Klass

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Gregory Klass, A Critical Assessment of the Empiricism in the Restatement of Consumer Contract Law,(working paper). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

David Koplow

Journal Articles

David A. Koplow, Sherlock Holmes Meets Rube Goldberg: Fixing the Entry-into-Force Provisions of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, 28 Duke J. Comp. & Int'l L. 1-57 (2017). [SSRN] [WWW]

Adam Levitin

Journal Articles

Adam Levitin, Pandora's Digital Box: The Promise and Perils of Digital Wallets, 166 U. Pa. L. Rev. 305-376 (2018). [L] [W] [SSRN] [WWW]

Congressional Testimony

Examining Opportunities and Challenges in the Financial Technology (“Fintech”) Marketplace: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Fin. Insts. & Consumer Credit of the H. Comm. on Fin. Servs., 115th Cong., Jan. 30, 2018 (Statement of Adam Levitin)(CIS No.: Pending). [WWW]

Susan McMahon


Susan A. McMahon & Michael J. Cedrone, Internal Investigations Simulation: Evaluating Corruption in Corporate Transactions (Wash., D.C.: Georgetown Law Library 2017).

Sherally Munshi

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Works

Sherally Munshi, Beyond the Muslim Ban: Racial Etiquette and Immigrant Exclusion, in Borders and Boundaries: Mapping Out Contemporary Societies (Didier Fassin ed., forthcoming).

Sherally Munshi, Empire and Exclusion, in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Humanities (Simon Stern, Bernadette Meyler & Maksymilian Del Mar eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).

Victoria Nourse

Journal Articles

Victoria F. Nourse, Reclaiming the Constitutional Text from Originalism: The Case of Executive Power, 106 Cal. L. Rev. 1-44 (2018). [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Paul Ohm

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Paul Ohm, Regulating at Scale, 3 Geo. L. Tech. Rev. (forthcoming).

Congressional Testimony

Protecting Privacy, Promoting Policy: Evidence-Based Policymaking and the Future of Education: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on Educ. & the Workforce, 115th Cong., Jan. 30, 2018 (Statement of Paul Ohm)(CIS No.: Pending). [WWW]

Steven Salop

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Steven C. Salop, Invigorating Vertical Merger Enforcement, Yale L.J. (forthcoming). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Louis Seidman

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Louis Michael Seidman, State Action and the Constitution's Middle Band, Mich. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]


Louis M. Seidman, Geoffrey R. Stone, Cass R. Sunstein, Mark V. Tushnet & Pamela S. Karlan, Constitutional Law (New York: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business 8th ed. 2018).

Abbe Smith

Journal Articles

Abbe Smith, Judges as Bullies, 46 Hofstra L. Rev. 253-273 (2017). [L] [W] [Gtown Law] [WWW]

Robert Thompson

Book Chapters and Collected Works

Robert B. Thompson, Delaware’s Dominance: A Peculiar Illustration of American Federalism, in Can Delaware Be Dethroned? Evaluating Delaware’s Dominance of Corporate Law 57-77 (Stephen M. Bainbridge, Iman Anabtawi, Sung Hui Kim & James Park eds., New York: Cambridge University Press 2018) . [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [BOOK]

Don Wallace

Forthcoming Works - Books

Don Wallace, Jr., Christopher F. Dugan, Noah D. Rubins & Borzu Sabahi, Investor-State Arbitration (Oxford University Press forthcoming).

Robin West

Forthcoming Works - Books

Robin L. West, Reconstructing Civil Rights (Cambridge University Press forthcoming)

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