June 16, 2010
University of Washington School of Law Launches New Technology and Arts Journal
SEATTLE—Today the University of Washington School of Law published the inaugural issue of the new Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the nation’s first student-run electronic law journal focusing on technology, commerce, and artistic innovation.
The Journal replaces the Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce + Technology as part of a merger with the Law, Technology & Arts Group (LTA), a new interdisciplinary research unit at the law school. LTA was formed in 2009 to take a comprehensive approach to legal issues involved in artistic and technological innovation. LTA consolidated the J.D. and LL.M. programs, the former Shidler Center for Law, Commerce + Technology, and the Center for Advanced Research in Intellectual Property (CASRIP) into a single research team to cover the full scope of these areas.
The Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts will publish concise legal analysis aimed at practicing attorneys. The Journal will publish on a quarterly basis. This month's issue includes six articles on topics including:
* Cloud Computing
* Arbitration Clauses in Wireless Telephone Service Contracts
* Cell Phone Text-Message Spam
* Liability for Posting Hyperlinks in Financial Disclosures
* Modifying Contract Through E-Mail
* Attorney-Client Ethical Issues Raised by Gmail
The Journal is the nation’s first technology and law journal that also publishes articles involving the arts. The new Journal will play a key role in furthering the University of Washington School of Law’s reputation as a center of innovation and path-breaking legal research.
The Journal accepts outside submissions from students, law professors, and practicing attorneys. For more information about the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts please visit the new website at: http://www.law.washington.edu/wjlta