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News and Reports for January 2014

Lexis Advance Adding More Content and Features

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Researching on Lexis Advance is now easier than ever. Content and new features will be added to Lexis Advance in the coming months. More treatises and practice guides will be added, including Oxford University Press titles, along with additional administrative materials, law reviews, and directories. Archived codes and legislation, court orders, and international primary law content will be migrated from to Lexis Advance as well. Among the new features to be added are the ability to locate a specific resource and table of contents using the general search box on the main page, highlight search terms in documents, filter reported and unreported opinions, and search footnotes. If you are interested in learning more about added content and features, don't hesitate to contact your library liaison.

LexisNexis Service and Subscription News


LexisNexis will provide access to Law360 content through Lexis Advance in early February. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a focus on major litigation across more than 35 practice areas. This content is read by well over 100,000 law firm and business professionals ranging from litigators, corporate counsel and transactional attorneys to law librarians and legal administrators.

EBook versions of LexisNexis Law School books (including study aids and teachers' manuals if available) are now available for immediate download through the LexisNexis Digital Library website. The site is available 24/7 for Professor Review Copies of textbooks to adopt for your courses. Once on the site you can search for eBooks by title or author. All eBooks on the site are categorized by practice area and jurisdiction with a full description and table of contents. Faculty can sign up for access here

BNA (Bureau of National Affairs) sources are no longer available on Lexis Advance and BNA Publications are currently accessible through either the BNA Premier Law School Package, or Bloomberg Law.

New Research Guide on Problem Solving Justice

Are you aware of a growing trend among community courts to incorporate some sort of therapeutic jurisprudence or problem solving justice? The library has created a new research guide to assist members of the Georgetown Law community interested in this evolving development. An experiential class being taught this spring by Judge Gretchen Rohr called Problem Solving Justice Seminar will be investigating this phenomenon and making use of the new guide, but it includes links to resources which may be of interest to all.

This guide includes links to Problem Solving Justice Toolkits, recommends books on the subject and points to resources on judicial ethics, including the ABA's guidance on this matter.

January Mobile App Recommendation

Jill Smith

Welcome back! January is the month of resolutions for the New Year – a clean slate, a new start. Many of us have fitness on our minds after lavish holiday meals and parties, and there are plenty of apps to support you in workout regimens of various kinds (even the music player on your mobile device can help you keep motivated), but starting big can lead to burnout. Smaller changes in your day-to-day lifestyle can be easier to maintain and help you ramp up to bigger things later on. With that in mind, I’m recommending StandApp (free for iOS and Android). StandApp lets you set your device to remind you to get up and move around during your workday, also giving you simple videos with exercises to do in your office to stretch or strengthen muscles. While not what many people would consider a proper “workout,” these reminders and exercises can help to offset the negative effects of sitting for hours on end.

For those of you who would prefer a bit more effort but lament the time it takes to exercise, a recently reported study outlined a 7-minute, high-intensity interval training program* which alternates muscle groups with very brief periods of rest.  It is also handy for people with limited space and equipment (and those who travel often), as you only need the floor, a wall, and a chair or stair.  There are a few apps which have been developed to help exercisers to sequence and time their workouts.  For iOS, the 7 minute Workout app offers a variety of options (such as using your own music and setting the workout to repeat automatically) for only $1.99.  Concentric timers also show you how much time is left on the current exercise and on the total workout.  For Android, the 7 Minute Workout is a similar (free) option.  The library maintains a database of useful mobile apps for research, scholarship, and teaching. If you would like to recommend additional apps for this database, please contact Jill Smith, Instructional Technology Librarian, at or 202-662-9165.

*This should not be taken as an exercise recommendation. Please consult your doctor prior to starting a new exercise regimen.


Faculty Scholarship Report

Your Publications from December 2013

J. Peter Byrne

Journal Articles

J. Peter Byrne, The Rebirth of the Neighborhood, 40 Fordham Urb. L.J. 1595-1609 (2013). [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

David D. Cole

Journal Articles

David D. Cole, How To Uphold Racial Injustice, N.Y. Rev. Books, Dec. 5, 2013, at 54.

David D. Cole, The End of the War on Terror?, N.Y. Rev. Books, Nov. 7, 2013, at 59 (reviewing President Barack Obama, Remarks by the President at the National Defense University (May 23, 2013), Joseph Margulies, What Changed When Everything Changed: 9/11 and the Making of National Identity (2013) & The Constitution Project, Report of the Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment (2013)).

Carrie F. Cordero

Congressional Testimony

Continued Oversight of U.S. Government Surveillance Authorities: Hearing Before the S. Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong., Dec. 11, 2013 (Statement of Carrie F. Cordero) (CIS-No.: Pending). [Gtown Law]

J. Maria Glover

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

J. Maria Glover, Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Actions in Multi-District Litigation, J. Tort L. (forthcoming).

Adam Levitin

Journal Articles

Adam J. Levitin, The Paper Chase: Securitization, Foreclosure, and the Uncertainty of Mortgage Title, 63 Duke L.J. 637-734 (2013). [L] [W] [WWW]

Congressional Testimony

Regulatory Landscape: Burdens on Small Financial Institutions: Hearing Before the Subcomm. on Investigations, Oversight & Regulations of the H. Comm. on Small Bus., 113th Cong., Dec. 3, 2013 (Statement of Adam Levitin) (CIS-No.: Pending). [WWW]

Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Journal Articles

Carrie Menkel-Meadow, Crisis in Legal Education or the Other Things Law Students Should be Learning and Doing, 45 McGeorge L. Rev. 133-160 (2013). [L] [W]

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz

Congressional Testimony

The President’s Constitutional Duty To Faithfully Execute the Laws: Hearing Before the H. Comm. on the Judiciary, 113th Cong., Dec. 3, 2013 (Statement of Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz) (CIS-No.: Pending). [WWW]

Paul F. Rothstein


Paul F. Rothstein & Susan W. Crump, Federal Testimonial Privileges: Evidentiary Privileges Relating to Witnesses and Documents in Federal Law Cases (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West 2d ed. 2003-2014) (publishing annual revisions). [BOOK]

Paul F. Rothstein, Federal Rules of Evidence (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson Reuters/West 3d ed. 2000-2014) (publishing annual editions). [BOOK]

Paul F. Rothstein, Myrna S. Raeder & David Crump, Evidence: Cases, Materials, and Problems (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis/Matthew Bender 4th ed. 2013).

Steven C. Salop

Journal Articles

Steven C. Salop, The Protected Profits Benchmark: Responses to Comments, 79 Antitrust L.J. 381-394 (2013). [W]

Steven C. Salop & Serge Moresi, VGUPPI: Scoring Unilateral Pricing Incentives in Vertical Mergers, 79 Antitrust L.J. 185-214 (2013). [W]

Louis Michael Seidman

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Louis Michael Seidman, Why Jeremy Waldron Really Agrees with Me, Harv. L. Rev. (Forum) (forthcoming). [Gtown Law]

William T. Vukowich

U.S. Supreme Court Briefs

Brief for Bankruptcy Law Scholars as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioner, Law v. Siegel, No. 12-5196 (U.S. Sept. 3, 2013). [W]

Robin L. West

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Papers

Robin L. West, Toward a Jurisprudence of the Civil Rights Acts, (working paper). [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

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