Standards of Proof in Civil Litigation: An Experiment from Patent Law
David L. Schwartz & Christopher B. Seaman
Recent JOLT Articles
- Standards of Proof in Civil Litigation: An Experiment from Patent Law - David L. Schwartz & Christopher B. Seaman
- Trademarks as Search Engine Keywords: Much Ado About Something? - David J. Franklyn & David A. Hyman
- Patent Privateers: Private Enforcement's Historical Survivors - John M. Golden
- Trackers That Make Phone Calls: Considering First Amendment Protection for Location Data - Andrew Crocker
- Hackers, Spies, and Stolen Secrets: Protecting Law Firms from Data Theft - Alan W. Ezekiel
- "Inextricably Commingled": A Restitution Perspective in Patent Remedies - Amanda Frye
- Physician Participation in Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Pragmatism or Paternalism? - Kathryn Schleckser
Letter to 1Ls
August 9, 2013
Dear Members of the Class of 2016:
On behalf of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology ("JOLT"), welcome to Harvard Law School! We understand that the first few weeks of law school can be overwhelming and that you're facing tough decisions about which student organizations or activities to join. In order to simplify your decision-making process, we'd like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about what JOLT has to offer.
JOLT is an entirely student-run journal that publishes scholarship dealing with issues at the intersection of law and technology. These include conventional intellectual property - patents, copyrights, and trademarks - issues, as well as topics such as cyberlaw, cybercrime, and Internet and privacy. We pride ourselves on being both an academic journal and an affinity group. There are numerous ways to get involved with JOLT, such as:
- Print Journal: The easiest way to get involved with the print journal is to become a subciter for JOLT. Subciting involves checking footnotes from your assigned article for both textual accuracy and technical formatting in accordance with Bluebook conventions.
- Digest: The Digest is our online companion to the print journal. You can help to write or edit shorter blog posts summarizing important recent events or longer comments advancing an opinion on an issue related to law and technology.
- Submissions: You can become a part of the team that evaluates the many submissions to JOLT. We'll teach you how to conduct preemption checks, as well as to judge submissions on the basis of technical merit, novelty, accuracy, and other criteria
Even as the largest journal on campus with more than 120 members, we actively aim to foster a small journal feel through our various activities, such as:
- Mario Kart Tournament: What better way to get to know your peers than competing to see who is better at driving through Bowser's Castle or the infamous Rainbow Road? All skill levels welcome: we have a bracket for beginners and experienced drivers.
- Mentorship Program: We have a formal mentorship program to match you up with upperclassmen who can give you advice on classes or job searching over beer or ice cream, on us.
- Social Events: From small article team socials to happy hours to larger house parties, we've got a variety of fun events, big and small.
If you have any other questions, about JOLT or HLS in general, please feel free to reach out to our Editor-in-Chiefs, Amy Rossignol and Ritu Gupta, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to HLS, and we hope you decide to join the incredible community that is JOLT!
All the best,
Harvard Journal of Law & Technology Executive Board
Current Issue: Spring 2013
You can view the most recent issue of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology in PDF form here.
JOLT Digest is the online companion to the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. The Digest features short student-written articles on recent developments in areas such as patent law, copyright, biotechnology, cybersecurity, privacy, telecommunications, and cyberlaw.