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Research Repository Update: May 2021

During May 2021, the contents of the WVU College of Law community in The Research Repository @ WVU had 9.059 new full-text downloads of the 5,628 total works archived in our collections. New readers came from 719 different institutions across 128 different countries. This brings the total full-text downloads of scholarship from the College of Law to 217,932.

The most downloaded faculty scholarship in May 2021 were:

New Scholarship on SSRN from Professor Nicole McConlogue

West Virginia University College of Law Professor and Director of the Litigation and Advocacy Clinic, Nicole McConlogue recently posted scholarship to SSRN. The article, titled "Discrimination on Wheels: How Big Data Uses License Plate Surveillance to Put the Brakes on Disadvantaged Drivers", is forthcoming in volume 18 of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

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Professor Alison Peck Authors Blog Post at American Constitution Society Expert Forum

On May 4, 2021, West Virginia University College of Law Professor Alison Peck published blog post at the American Constitution Society Expert Forum: "Free the Immigration Courts from DOJ to Take Politics Out of Immigration Cases." In this piece Professor Peck discusses the existing structure of immigration courts within the Department of Justice and, ultimately, the need for change to independent Article I immigration courts.

Professor Peck's forthcoming book on this topic will be released on May 28, 2021: “The Accidental History of the U.S. Immigration Courts: War, Fear, and the Roots of Dysfunction.”

Professor Caroline Osborne and Librarian Stephanie Miller Win Outstanding Article Award

West Virginia University College of Law Professor Caroline Osborne and Librarian Stephanie Miller won the Outstanding Article Award from the American Association of Law Libraries, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section for their article: "The Scholarly Impact Matrix: An Empirical Study of How Multiple Metrics Create an Informed Story of a Scholar's Work". The article was published in volume 39 of Legal Reference Services Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal.

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Professor Peck Publishes Op-Ed on Immigration Courts

On April 28, 2021, West Virginia University College of Law Professor Alison Peck published an op-ed with The Hill:  "Biden should call for Article I immigration courts".  In this piece Professor Peck discusses the existing structure of immigration courts within the Department of Justice and the need for change to independent Article I immigration courts.

Professor Peck's forthcoming book on this topic will be released on May 28, 2021: “The Accidental History of the U.S. Immigration Courts: War, Fear, and the Roots of Dysfunction.”