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FIU Law Library is pleased to report the following scholarly impact achievements made by FIU Law in February 2019.

Our institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library had 3990 full-text downloads and 21 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works to 1892Florida International University College of Law scholarship was read by 552 institutions across 121 countries. Here are the details:

The most popular papers were:

Thomas E. Baker The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law (139 downloads)

Howard Wasserman

Civil Rights Plaintiffs and John Doe Defendants: A Study in § 1983 Procedure


Eden Sarid

Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen—How Drag Queens Protect their Intellectual Property without Law (68 downloads)

The most popular publications were:

Faculty Publications (2256 downloads)

FIU Law Review (1396 downloads)

Civil Codes (110 downloads)

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 College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series achieved 308 downloads and 1 paper added. Here are the most downloaded works for February 2019 in SSRN:

Louis N. Schulze Using Science to Build Better Learners: One School’s Successful Efforts to Raise Its Bar Passage Rates in an Era of Decline – 36 downloads Abstract ID 2960192

Antony Page & Robert A. Katz The Truth about Ben and Jerry’s – 22 downloads Abstract ID 2291615

Howard Wasserman Fast Food Justice – 14 downloads Abstract ID 785866

Jerry W. Markham Manipulation of Commodity Futures Prices – The Unprosecutable Crime – 14 downloads Abstract ID 1707522

Back by popular demand: Hein Scholar Check statistics for Hein Author Profiles for FIU Law reveal that FIU Law authors have been cited 5981 times in cases and articles.

Congratulations FIU Law!

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