FIU Law Library’s Digital Initiatives Center is pleased to report the following scholarly impact achievements made by FIU Law in May 2019.

Digital Commons Network Impact

Our institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library had 5143 full-text downloads and 24 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works to 1956Florida International University College of Law scholarship was read by 582 institutions across 119 countries. Here are the details:

The most popular papers were:

Thomas E. Baker The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law (174 downloads)

Lindsay Pérez Huber Building Critical Race Methodologies in Educational Research: A Research Note on Critical Race Testimonio (101 downloads)

Aaron N. Taylor The Marginalization of Black Aspiring Lawyers (96 downloads)

The most popular publications were:

Faculty Publications (2490 downloads)

FIU Law Review (1802 downloads)

Theodore & Rosalind Spak Wedgwood Collection (393 downloads)

Civil Codes (1800 – 1923) (149 downloads)

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Impact

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. Currently, 4728 subscribers receive our works through our FIU College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series. This month 5658 visits to our Series enabled the Series to achieve 380 downloads; additionally, the law library uploaded 7 faculty works to the Series. Here are the most downloaded works for May 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 – 79 downloads Abstract ID 2960192

Antony Page & Robert A. Katz The Truth about Ben and Jerry’s – 24 downloads Abstract ID 2291615

Joelle Anne Moreno Half-Baked: The Science and Politics of Legal Pot – 21 downloads Abstract ID 3385536

HeinOnline Author Profiles and ScholarCheck Impact

Hein Scholar Check statistics for Hein Author Profiles for FIU Law reveal that FIU Law authors have been cited

206 times in cases, and

5853 times in articles, for a total of

6059 citations.

Also , please join me in congratulating FIU Law Review on the publication of Micro-Symposium: Infield Fly Rule Is in Effect: The History of Baseball’s Most (In)Famous Rule, FIU Law Review Volume 13 Issue 5 (2019)! This issue marks the most prolific FIU Law Review board. The FIU Law Library, through the Digital Initiatives Center, is the proud publisher of FIU Law Review online.

Coming Spring 2020: Made in Italy, The Law of Food, Wine and Design, an FIU Law Review Symposium focusing on the laws that support Italy’s most valued and globally exported products, provided online through FIU Law’s institutional repository, eCollections.

Follow FIU Law authors at eCollections, where you can also read  FIU Law Review and follow FIU Law Review Symposia.