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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 April 2020.

Digital Commons Network Impact Our institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library had 5895 full-text downloads, and 44 new submissions were posted. Florida International University College of Law scholarship was read by 322 institutions across 140 countries. Here are the details:


The most popular papers were:

Lissa L. Broome; Jerry W. Markham

Banking and Insurance: Before and after the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (141 downloads)


Thomas E. Baker

The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law (135 downloads)


Rogelio Pérez Perdomo

Los Juristas Académicos de Venezuela: Historia Institucional y Biografía Colectiva (129 downloads)


Lindsay Pérez Huber

Building Critical Race Methodologies in Educational Research: A
Research Note on Critical Race Testimonio (109 downloads)


The most popular publications were:

Faculty Publications (2770 downloads)


FIU Law Review (2278 downloads)

Caribbean Law and Jurisprudence (284 downloads)

Jamaica (247 downloads)



SelectedWorks Suite of profile pages and Expert Gallery Impact


FIU College of Law scholarship had 4021 full-text downloads through our SelectedWorks Suite236 institutions read it across 118 countries. Here are the details:


The most popular papers were:

 Howard M Wasserman

Moral Panics and Body Cameras – 445 downloads


Jerry W. Markham

Manipulation of Commodity Futures Prices-The Unprosecutable Crime – 162 downloads


Banking and Insurance: Before and after the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act –141 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, 3574 subscribers receive our works through our FIU College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series. This month 5971 visits to our Series enabled the Series to achieve 445 downloads.; additionally, the law library uploaded faculty works to the Series. Here are the most downloaded works for April 2020 in SSRN:



Howard Wasserman

Academic Feeder Judges – 41 downloads

Abstract ID 3526903


Concepts not Nomenclature: Universal Injunctions, Declaratory Judgments, Opinions, and Precedent – 22 downloads

Abstract ID 3579185


Antony Page & Robert A. Katz

The Truth about Ben and Jerry’s – 21 downloads

Abstract ID 2291615



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

194 times in cases, and

6108 times in articles, for a total of

6302 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.