December 2017 FIU Law Library Scholarly Impact Report

FIU Law Library is pleased to report the following scholarly impact achievements made by FIU Law in December 2017.

Our institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library had 3345 full-text downloads and 75 new submissions were posted, bringing the total works to 1363Florida International University College of Law scholarship was read by 336 institutions across 103 countries. Here are the details:


The most popular papers were:

Howard M. Wasserman
The Process of Marriage Equality (278 downloads)

Marc-Tizoc González
Cluster II: Tracing the Critical Education Tradition in LatCrit Theory, Praxis & Community (159 downloads)

Paul Dempsey
Federal Preemption of State Regulation of Airline Pricing, Routes, and Services: The Airline Deregulation Act (154 downloads)

Thomas E. Baker
The Impropriety of Expert Witness Testimony on the Law (121 downloads)

Eloisa Rodriguez-Dod

Ashes to Ashes: Comparative Law Regarding Survivors’ Disputes Concerning Cremation and Cremated Remains (84 downloads)

The most popular publications were: 

Faculty Publications (1794 downloads)

FIU Law Review (1297 downloads)

Cuban Law (34 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 297 downloads and paper added. Here are the most downloaded works for December 2017 in SSRN:

Abstract ID Title Authors Total Valid
2960192 Using Science to Build Better Learners: One School’s Successful Efforts to Raise Its Bar Passage Rates in an Era of Decline Louis N. Schulze 31
3086092 Police Misconduct, Video Recording, and Procedural Barriers to Rights Enforcement Howard M. Wasserman 11
2262915 Kenya vs. The ICC Prosecutor Charles Chernor Jalloh 9
2641943 The Process of Marriage Equality Josh Blackman and Howard M. Wasserman 9

Our faculty authors have been cited 5062 times in legal scholarship.

Congratulations to all authors and FIU Law.


This report is produced by FIU Law Library‘s Digital Initiatives Center. The Digital Initiatives Center digitizes, uploads and disseminates the scholarship of FIU Law through our institutional repository, eCollections @ FIU Law Library, the FIU College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series in SSRN, Selected Works from bepress, and HeinOnline’s Author Profiles.