Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Indian Journal of Law and Techology, Call for Papers

The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is an annual law journal published by the Law and Technology Committee of the Student Bar Association, at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India. IJLT is the first and only law journal in India specifically devoted to the field of technology law. The previous issues of IJLT have featured articles by distinguished authors such as Yochai Benkler, Donald S. Chisum, Raymond T. Nimmer, John Frow, Jonathan Zittrain, Lawrence Liang and Shamnad Basheer.
The submissions to the Journal are selected for publication on the basis of a peer-review mechanism conducted through an external Article Review Board consisting of academicians and experts in the field of technology law. The Journal is edited by an Editorial Board consisting of students from the National Law School of India University selected on an annual basis through a selection process that tests them on their editing skills and knowledge in the concerned areas of law.
The Journal accepts academic submissions in the form of articles, notes, comments or book reviews on a host of legal issues regarding the interface between law and technology, including e-commerce, cyber crime, biotechnology, bioethics, competition law, outsourcing, intellectual property, related public policy, and law and society issues posed by new technology. The Journal is also oriented towards publishing academic work that considers the aforementioned is sues from a comparative perspective and/or the perspective of the developing world.
The Editorial Board invites submissions for Volume No. 6 of 2010. The Journal follows a rolling submissions policy and the deadline for the forthcoming volume is 15 December 2009. The submissions received after this date shall be considered for the next volume. The submissions must relate to any of the broad themes mentioned above or any other law and technology-related theme.
1. All manuscripts (in hard copy or e-mail) must be accompanied by:
a. A covering letter with the name(s) of the author(s), institution/affiliation, the title of the manuscript and contact information (email, phone, etc.)
b. An abstract of not more than 200 words describing the submission
2. Electronic submissions (on website or email) should ideally be made in Word Format (.doc)/(.docx), although (.pdf) is also acceptable.
3. Text and citations should ideally conform to the rules in THE BLUEBOOK: A UNIFORM SYSTEM OF CITATION (18th edition). However, any uniform system of citation is also acceptable. The system of citation used (if not THE BLUEBOOK) must be specified in the covering letter. The Journal employs footnotes as the method of citation.
4. No biographical information or references, including the name(s) of the author (s), affiliation(s) and acknowledgements should be included in the text of the manuscript, file name or document properties. All such information may be incorporated in the covering letter accompanying the manuscripts.
5. The Journal encourages gender neutrality in its submissions.
6. The articles in the Journal will be edited and published according to the orthographical and grammatical rules of Indian English, which is based on British English; thus, submissions in American English will be modified accordingly.
7. To facilitate the publication of concise and relevant legal scholarship, the Journal strongly encourages authors not to exceed 30000 words (inclusive of text and footnotes). However, this word limit is not binding and can be waived in appropriate circumstances.
8. Authors are required to obtain written permission for the use of any copyrighted material in the manuscript and must communicate the same to the Journal. Such material may include tables, charts etc.
9. Authors are also required to inform the Editorial Board if they have submitted their manuscript to another law journal and if they have received an offer of publication. Authors may request an expedited review on this basis. It shall be within the discretion of the Editorial Board to grant an expedited review.
10. Either electronic or hard copies of the manuscripts may be submitted although electronic submissions are strongly encouraged.
Please send the submissions to:
b. Address hard copies to The Chief Editor,
Indian Journal of Law and Technology
National Law School of India University,
Bangalore – 560242,
c. Submissions can also be made on our website –
11. Upon selection for publication, the authors shall grant a licence to the Editorial Board/Law and Technology Committee to edit and publish the manuscript as part of the Journal. Authors shall retain copyright over their submissions but must acknowledge first publication in the Journal. Unless otherwise agreed upon, such a license shall be as per the standard terms and conditions provided by the Journal to the authors upon acceptance.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Call for Papers Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law

The Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, a NALSAR University of Law publication, is calling for final contributions for the third issue of its journal. The Journal has an erudite Board of Advisors, and two successful editions already out.

Completely organised by a board of Student Editors under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor and Hon'ble Justice UC Banerjee (Retd.), the IJIPL is now looking for articles by students, practitioners and academicians for its next issue to be released in July 2010.

The call for papers, submission guidelines as well as previous editions of the Journal can be found on the IJIPL website.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Important Recent Developments

Generally in vacations students miss the track of recent developments. So I am providing the developments taken place in the month of May and June. So they can reconnect themselves with the on going developments.
1. Entertainment Law: Kris Allen is crowned the new American Idol, despite being distracted during his final performance by judge Paula Abdul, who gnawed enthusiastically on her shoe while attempting to yank out her own eyeball.
2. International Relations: The U.S. obtains its first seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council after the Council’s voting members are kidnapped by the CIA and waterboarded.
3. Energy Law: The U.S. develops a framework to provide nuclear energy to the United Arab Emirates, which announces its plan to build the “Power Tower,” an ornate 2,000-foot-tall nuclear reactor in downtown Dubai.
4. Corporate Finance: General Motors terminates 1,100 dealerships after the American public collectively announces that, no, it does not intend to purchase a new GM car or truck during the nationwide Labor Day Blow-Out Extravaganza.
5. Defense Policy: The Department of Defense creates a computer-security military command, the National Electronic Recovery Directive Command, or NERDCOM.
6. Constitutional Law: President Obama nominates Federal Judge Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court as its first Hispanic woman; CNN anchor Lou Dobbs angrily denounces the move as taking a seat away from an “earnest, hard-working American” and, red-faced and trembling in fury, demands a fence be built around the Court.
7. Corporate Law: Time Warner and AOL terminate their merger. The remaining 12 AOL subscribers question how they’ll be affected by posting their concerns to empty AOL chatrooms.
8. Corporate Law: General Motors sells its Hummer brand to the Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company, which will rename the car the “Super Big Motor Square For America.”
9. Corporate Law: General Motors files for bankruptcy and is removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Detroit Business Weekly further announces that its 2009 “Detroit 100” list of successful city-based companies will rank GM just below “Greasy Dave’s Grub Shack.”
10. Employment Law: The Slim Jim manufacturing plant in North Carolina is rocked by an explosion that kills three workers and injures more than 40 others. “Macho Man” Randy Savage apologizes and promises to use the door next time
11. International Relations: President Obama gives a speech in Egypt, where he was born.
12. Animal Law: Some 2,000 wild Canadian geese are to be killed around New York’s main airports; plans call for exterminating the flocks by directing passenger planes to fly into them.
13. National Security Law: Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden criticizes President Obama on an audio cassette, further threatening that new plans for terrorist attacks have been drawn up and are being stored on a TI-81 graphing calculator.
14. International Finance: Brazil offers $10 billion in financing to the International Monetary Fund. In a similar move, the World Bank borrows $20 from Eritrea to pay for a bus ride home.
15. Corporate Law: Eddie Bauer files for bankruptcy. Rugged congressman Dave Reichert, wearing a sporting canvas angler shirt and durable, rustic five-pocket field corduroy pants, weeps as he advocates government bailout.
16. Corporate Law: General Motors agrees to sell Saab, leaving the Daewoo Lanos the company’s sole remaining model.
17. Entertainment Law: On a particularly hot California day, Michael Jackson, in a manner not unlike the demise of the villain in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, tragically melts to death.
18. Politics: New York state Senate Democrats lock themselves in the Senate chamber, where they order pizza and stage a gossipy sleepover, huddled in blankets and whispering mean rumors about Republicans.