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

Digital Commons Network Impact

Our institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library had 3647 full-text downloads and 2 new submission was posted, bringing the total works to 3367Florida International University College of Law scholarship was read by 504 institutions across 123 countries. Here are the details:


The most popular papers were:

Thomas E. Baker The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law (164 downloads) https://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/faculty_publications/180/

Dennis A. Kerbel Zoning and the Complicated Reliance on Restrictive Covenants (90 downloads) https://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/lawreview/vol12/iss2/5/

Scott F. Norberg Contract Claims and the Willful and Malicious Injury Exception to the Discharge in Bankruptcy (89 downloads) https://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/faculty_publications/374/

The most popular publications were:

Faculty Publications (1988 downloads) http://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/faculty_publications

FIU Law Review (1365 downloads) http://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/lawreview

Caribbean Law and Jurisprudence (79 downloads) https://ecollections.law.fiu.edu/caribbean/


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 227 downloads; additionally, the law library uploaded faculty work to the Series. Here are the most downloaded works for June 2019 in SSRN:

Cyra Akila Choudhury Islamophobia and the Law: Introduction – 53 downloads Abstract ID 3364431

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 – 22 downloads Abstract ID 2960192

Megan Fairlie Burdens and Standards of Proof for Complementarity Determinations – 8 downloads Abstract ID 2957568

Jerry W. Markham Banking Regulation: Its History and Future – 7 downloads Abstract ID 1703142

Antony Page & Robert A. Katz The Truth about Ben and Jerry’s – 7 downloads Abstract ID 2291615

Joelle Anne Moreno Half-Baked: The Science and Politics of Legal Pot – 7 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

140 times in cases, and

5878 times in articles, for a total of

6018 citations.

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