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FIU Law Library’s Digital Initiatives Center is pleased to report the following scholarly impact achievements made by FIU Law in January 2020.

Digital Commons Network Impact

Our institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library had 5908 full-text downloads, and 7 new submissions were posted. Florida International University College of Law scholarship was read by 570 institutions across 124 countries. Here are the details:


The most popular papers were:


Thomas E. Baker

The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law (166 downloads)


Lissa L. Broome; Jerry W. Markham

Banking and Insurance: Before and after the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (116 downloads)


Aaron N. Taylor

The Marginalization of Black Aspiring Lawyers (115 downloads)


The most popular publications were:

Faculty Publications (2903 downloads)


FIU Law Review (2133 downloads)


Caribbean Law and Jurisprudence

Jamaica (343 downloads)


SelectedWorks Suite of profile pages and Expert Gallery Impact


FIU College of Law scholarship had 4357 full-text downloads through our SelectedWorks Suite, 432 institutions read it across 108 countries. Here are the details:


The most popular papers were:


Howard M Wasserman

Moral Panics and Body Cameras – 555 downloads


Thomas E. Baker

The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law – 166 downloads


Jerry W. Markham

Manipulation of Commodity Futures Prices-The Unprosecutable Crime – 160 downloads


Hannibal Travis

Freedom or Theocracy?: Constitutionalism in Afghanistan and Iraq – 159 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, 3578 subscribers receive our works through our FIU College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series. This month 7864 visits to our Series enabled the Series to achieve 465 downloads. Here are the most downloaded works for January 2020 in SSRN:


Howard Wasserman

Academic Feeder Judges – 161 downloads

Abstract ID 3526903


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 – 53 downloads

Abstract ID 2960192


Louis N. Schulze

The Science of Learning Law: Academic Support Measures at Florida International University College of Law – 28 downloads

Abstract ID 3457327



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

188 times in cases, and

6096 times in articles, for a total of

6284 citations.

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


News from FIU Law Library Digital Initiatives Center:

HeinOnline & ORCID update:

It is time to connect your ORCID account with your HeinOnline author profile page. Here are the instructions on how to do it, or if you need help, please contact

Faculty publications are regularly uploaded to eCollections and SelectedWorks, please remember to send the information of your most recent works to Also, if you have not created your Google Scholar Profile, or would like assistance in its creation, please reach out to Maria Lam at to schedule your appointment. The Digital Initiatives Center at FIU Law Library is also asking that all law faculty create an ORCiD; if you haven’t yet or need our support with this or other scholarly impact resource, please Ask a Law Librarian.