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FIU Law Library is pleased to report the following scholarly impact achievements for FIU Law for July 2017.

Our institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library had 3319 full-text downloads and 11 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works to 1157. FIU Law scholarship was read by 336 institutions across 105 countries. Here are the details:

The most popular papers were:

Thomas E. Baker, The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law (130 downloads)

Eloisa Rodriguez-DodAshes to Ashes: Comparative Law Regarding Survivors’ Disputes Concerning Cremation and Cremated Remains (120 downloads)

Howard M. WassermanCivil Rights Plaintiffs and John Doe Defendants: A Study in § 1983 Procedure (57 downloads)

The most popular series were: 
Faculty Publications (1813 downloads)

FIU Law Review (1034 downloads)

Civil Codes (1800-1923) (156 downloads)

Additionally, FIU Law was among the most popular institutions in the Law Commons network.

Works from eCollections @ FIU Law Library ranked highly in 6 out of 117 disciplines. Below are links to the specific disciplines where FIU Law is ranked in the top 10 institutions:


Agriculture Law
Civil Law
Law and Gender
Law and Philosophy
Other Law
Religion Law

Finally, as part of the dual upload and scholarly impact process utilized by FIU Law Library’s Digital Initiatives Center, we are also increasing our scholarly impact in SSRN. Works in our FIU Law Legal Studies Paper Series achieved 287 downloads and 10 papers were added. Here are the most downloaded works for July 2017 in SSRN:

Abstract IDTitleAuthorsTotal
2998306The Case for an ABA Accreditation Standard on Employment OutcomesScott F. Norberg41
2960192Using Science to Build Better Learners: One School’s Successful Efforts to Raise Its Bar Passage Rates in an Era of DeclineLouis N. Schulze29
1503099Human Cloning & the Right to ReproduceElizabeth Price Foley5

Congratulations to FIU Law on its excellent scholarly impact! And kudos to Professors Baker, Foley, Norberg, Rodriguez-Dod, Schulze, and Wasserman!