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News and Reports for March 2014

March Mobile App Recommendation

Jill Smith

With winter hanging on to the bitter end this year, it seems that many of us are yearning for spring. Warmer weather and sunshine will soon be luring all of us from our houses to enjoy outdoor pursuits. For many of us, this includes getting ready for gardening season. While gardening apps as a group seem to be sadly low quality (at least based on their average ratings), I was able to find a few that are worth checking out if you want some help planning and maintaining your garden.

Gardenate ($1.99 for iOS and Android) provides local planting information, cultivation tips, and a journal for you to keep track of your own plants. Garden Compass (free, iOS only) enables you to snap a photo of a plant or pest and submit it to experts who will identify it and give you advice. Garden Manager (free, Android only) reminds you to water, fertilize, or otherwise care for your plants and provides a journal to record your garden’s progress.

Cherry Blossoms at the Jefferson Memorial

March 20 also marks the beginning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival – if you are interested in attending, the Festival has its own free app for iOS and Android with various tools to help you plan a trip to the tidal basin.

The library maintains a database of useful mobile apps for research, scholarship, and teaching. If you would like to recommend additional apps for this database, please contact Jill Smith, Instructional Technology Librarian, at or 202-662-9165.


Faculty Scholarship Report

Your Publications from February 2014

Paul Butler

Book Chapters and Collected Work

Paul Butler, How Can You Prosecute Those People?, in How Can You Represent Those People? 15-27 (Abbe Smith & Monroe H. Freedman eds., New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2013).    [BOOK]

Paul Butler, The President and the Justice: Two Ways of Looking at a Postblack Man, in The New Black: What Has Changed—and What Has Not—with Race in America 64-79 (Kenneth W. Mack & Guy-Uriel Charles eds., New York: The New Press 2013).    [BOOK]

Stephen B. Cohen


Tax Abuses, Poverty and Human Rights: A Report of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights (Lloyd Lipsett, Task Force Rapporteur, London: International Bar Association 2013) (Stephen B. Cohen, task force member).

Laura K. Donohue

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Paper

Laura K. Donohue, FISA Reform, (working paper).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Daniel R. Ernst

Forthcoming Works - Book

Daniel R. Ernst, Tocqueville's Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940 (Oxford University Press forthcoming).

David Jay Luban

Forthcoming Works - Book Chapters and Collected Work

David Luban, Human Rights Pragmatism and Human Dignity, in Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights (Massimo Renzo, Rowan Cruft & Matthew Liao, eds., Oxford University Press forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Susan A. McMahon

Forthcoming Works - Book

Susan A. McMahon & Sonya G. Bonneau, Legal Writing in Context: Rhetoric, Reasoning, and Procedure (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press forthcoming).

Journal Article

Susan A. McMahon, It Doesn't Pass the Sell Test: Focusing on "The Facts of the Individual Case" in Involuntary Medication Inquiries, 50 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 387-416 (2013).    [L] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

Joseph A. Page

Book Chapters and Collected Work

Joseph A. Page, Compensation for Terrorism-Generated Emotional Trauma Under U.S. Law, in September 11th-12th: The Individual and the State Faced with Terrorism 117-137 (Philippe Pierre ed., Paris: Hermann Éditeurs 2013).

Alicia E. Plerhoples

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Paper

Alicia E. Plerhoples, Deborah Burand & Susan R. Jones, Clinic Collaborations: Going Global To Advance Social Entrepreneurship, Int'l J. Clinical Legal Educ. (forthcoming).

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz

Journal Article

Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Bond v. United States: Can the President Increase Congress's Legislative Power by Entering into a Treaty?, 8 N.Y.U. J. L. & Liberty 228-232 (2013).    [L] [W] [WWW]

Lawrence B. Solum

Journal Article

Lawrence B. Solum, Communicative Content and Legal Content, 89 Notre Dame L. Rev. 479-519 (2013).    [L] [W] [WWW]

Rebecca Tushnet

Forthcoming Works - Journal Articles & Working Paper

Rebecca Tushnet, How Many Wrongs Make a Copyright?, 98 Minn. L. Rev. (forthcoming).    [SSRN] [Gtown Law]

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