Mission Statement

The North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology (“NC JOLT”) is a student run journal at the University of North Carolina School of Law that focuses on the many intersections between law and technology. We define technology very broadly, covering issues in intellectual property, science, cyberspace, environmental law, criminal law, etc.

NC JOLT is a forum for the publication and exchange of ideas and information about the relationships between law, science and technology in all areas, including:

  • Intellectual Property;
  • Engineering, communications, and computers;
  • Physical, life and social sciences;
  • The uses of science and technology in law practices, adjudications, and court and agency administration; and
  • Policy implications, and legislative and administrative control of science and technology, and the business aspects of running a technology company.

Our Publications

Print Issues

NC JOLT publishes two print issues each year, at the conclusion of the fall and spring academic semesters. The print issues feature full-length professional articles submitted to the journal, as well as student-written comments and recent developments prepared by our staff. All published pieces undergo a thorough editorial review by our staff.

Online Edition

The NC JOLT Online Edition is published on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. The Online Edition features short-length professional articles submitted to the journal and concise recent developments written by our student staff. All published pieces undergo a thorough editorial review by our staff. The Online Edition strives to promote timely access to quality legal scholarship on the most current issues in law and technology.

A Blog on Law & Technology

The NC JOLT Blog complements our traditional scholarly publications with short entries highlighting and analyzing the ongoing developments in law and technology. Entries are posted by our editors and staff writers on an on-going basis.

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