New Law & Tech Journal Announcement and Call For Papers

My friends Peter Shane and Peter Swire are launching an interesting new law & tech journal to be called I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. I/S will be published in cooperation between by Ohio State's Moritz's Center for Law, Policy and Social Science and the Heinz School's Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society (InSITeS). (I've agreed to be on the editorial board, which means I'll occasionally review submissions.)

I've attached the official announcement.

The Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University and Carnegie Mellon University's H.J. Heinz III School of Law and Public Policy are pleased to announce a forthcoming new journal, to be called I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society. To be published by Moritz's Center for Law, Policy and Social Science and the Heinz School's Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society (InSITeS), I/S will serve as an interdisciplinary journal of research and commentary concentrating on the intersection of law, policy, and information technology. It represents a one-of-a-kind partnership between one of America's leading law schools and the public policy school consistently ranked first in the field of information technology and public policy.

Each issue will include a themed research section, featuring articles specially commissioned for I/S. In addition, I/S will also publish commentaries, typically shorter and in a less formal style, addressing cutting-edge policy topics related to IT and society, as well as book-reviews and student research papers. Submissions in each of these latter categories should not exceed 5000 words. Authors interested in having their work considered for the debut issue of I/S should submit their manuscripts no later than August 15, 2004 to Sol Bermann, Senior Staff Editor, Moritz College of Law, 55 West 12th Street, Columbus, OH 43201. Inquiries concerning format, topic, or anything else may be directed to Mr. Bermann at bermann.1@osu.edu.

I/S envisions an eventual three-issue-per-year publishing cycle, including both hard-copy and subscription-based online versions. We are especially interested in papers addressing legal and policy aspects of e-government and electronic democracy, cybersecurity, online privacy and public information policy, e-commerce, information technology and economic development, and telecommunications regulation. The quality of I/S will be insured by its editorial team. The journal will be supervised by four faculty editors, Professors Peter Shane and Peter Swire at Ohio State University, and Professor Ashish Arora and Dr. Ron Gdovic at Carnegie Mellon. Working with them will be two senior staff editors, Sol Bermann and Vikram Mangulmurti, lawyers with extensive experience in privacy and cybersecurity. Ohio State law students will handle much of the detailed editorial work, as is customary among law reviews. But the journal will also have a distinguished editorial board, including key faculty members at the sponsoring institutions and prominent academics and practitioners from around the world, who will help in organizing and reviewing the contents of each issue. The membership of the current board appears below.

Carnegie Mellon Faculty

Alessandro Acquisti
Jamie Callan
Jonathan P. Caulkins
George T. Duncan
Dave Farber
Michael P. Johnson
Ramayya Krishnan
Peter Madsen
Benoit Morel
Lorrie Cranor
Jon Peha
Norman Sadeh
William Scherlis
Marvin Sirbu
Michael Smith
Latanya Sweeney
Rahul Telang

Ohio State Faculty

Stephen Acker
Jennifer Cowley
Matt Eastin
Sheldon Halpern
David Lee
Ed Lee
David Landsbergen
Ed Malecki
Rajiv Ramnath
Lewis Ulman

National Experts

Jonathan Band
Ken Bass
Julie Cohen
Susan Crawford
A. Michael Froomkin
Michael Geist
Robert Heverly
Reed Hundt
David Johnson
Ethan Katsh
Neal Katyal
Jessica Litman
April Major
Eben Moglen
Lisa Nelson
Beth Simone Noveck
Maureen O'Rourke
Elizabeth Parker
Joel Reidenberg
Jeffrey Ritter
Pamela Samuelson
Jon Weinberg
Phillip Weiser
Jane Winn
Alfred Yen
Jonathan Zittrain
Marc Zwillinger

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