May 29th, 2015 by Cynthia Pittson
Two million downloads! Memorial Day saw the Pace Law School collections in the Pace Digital Commons surpass the 2,000,000 download mark. The two millionth download was an article by Professor Bennett Gershman, Prosecutorial Ethics and Victims’ Rights: The Prosecutor’s Duty of Neutrality. The Law School Digital Commons began in 2006 by collecting faculty scholarship, and has since expanded to include three series collections and six journal collections.
Faculty Publications (902,556 downloads) collects the scholarship of our distinguished full-time faculty, with occasional contributions from our adjuncts. The top five downloaded papers written by our current faculty are:
- Bennett L. Gershman, Prosecutorial Ethics and Victims’ Rights: The Prosecutor’s Duty of Neutrality, 9 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 559 (2005) (15,610 downloads)
- Jay C. Carlisle, Nonparty Document Discovery from Corporations and Governmental Entities Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, 32 N.Y. L. Sch. L. Rev. 9 (1987) (13,281 downloads)
- Bridget J. Crawford, Toward a Third-Wave Feminist Legal Theory: Young Women, Pornography and the Praxis of Pleasure, 14 Mich. J. Gender & L. 99 (2007) (11,191 downloads)
- Michelle S. Simon, Defining the Limits of Supplemental Jurisdiction Under 28 U.S.C. § 1367: A Hearty Welcome to Permissive Counterclaims, 9 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 295 (2005) (8,780 downloads)
- Emily Gold Waldman, Students’ Fourth Amendment Rights in Schools: Strip Searches, Drug Tests, and More, 26 Touro L. Rev. 1131 (2011) (8,654 downloads)
Our law reviews:
- Pace Law Review (473,062 downloads) is devoted to the study and publication of scholarly materials of professional legal interest.
- Pace Environmental Law Review (PELR) (320,641 downloads) is consistently included among the top environmental law journals in the Environmental Law Commons. Faculty members Nicholas A. Robinson, University Professor on the Environment, and John R. Nolon, Pace Distinguished Professor, are among the most popular authors. PELR Online Companion (4,413 downloads) includes the problems and briefs from the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.
- Pace International Law Review (PILR) (228,847 downloads) and PILR Online Companion (44,696 downloads) provide forums for legal debate within the international community and serve as authoritative periodical sources of reference for the international scholar.
The top five downloaded articles from our law reviews are:
- Mary Holland et al., Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury, 28 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 480 (2011) (30,010 downloads)
- Junichi P. Semitsu, From Facebook to Mug Shot: How the Dearth of Social Networking Privacy Rights Revolutionized Online Government Surveillance, 31 Pace L. Rev. 291 (2011) (15,547 downloads)
- Tara J. Foster, Securing a Right to View: Broadening the Scope of Negative Easements, 6 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 269 (1988) (10,394 downloads)
- Robert J. Sciglimpaglia, Jr., Computer Hacking: A Global Offense, 3 Pace Y.B. Int’l L. 199 (1991) (6,458 downloads)
- Michele D’Avolio, Child Labor and Cultural Relativism: From 19th Century America to 21st Century Nepal, 16 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 109 (2004) (5,661 downloads)
Other collections in the Pace Law Digital Commons include:
- Pace Intellectual Property, Sports, & Entertainment Law Forum (32,208 downloads) is an online publication dedicated to the discussion of emerging legal issues in intellectual property, sports and entertainment law.
- Student Publications (5,001 downloads) collects various student notes and comments from our law reviews, along with several outstanding works of student scholarship.
- Dissertations & Theses (21,616 downloads) collects papers written by our LLM and SJD students.
The Pace Law Digital Commons is managed by Cynthia Pittson, Head of Reference Services, with assistance from Alyson Carney, Public Services Assistant.