University of Washington School of Law Launches New Technology and Arts Journal

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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 their new website at: http://www.law.washington.edu/WJLTA/.

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