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,
  • Policy implications, and legislative and administrative control of science and technology, and
  • The business aspects of running a technology company.

The North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology has adopted the principles of the Open Access Law Program, a part of the Scholar’s Copyright Project created by Science Commons. Click here to see a copy of our Publication Agreement.

Submission Policies

The Journal welcomes articles, notes and comments for publication. Shorter pieces are welcomed for consideration in our online edition. NC JOLT publishes two hardcopy issues per year, as well as a rolling publication online edition. Professors and practitioners are encouraged to submit papers on contemporary issues in the fields of law, science, and technology. The Journal also welcomes suggestions for future topics of research.

Submissions may be made via e-mail or US mail, and must be accompanied by the author’s address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. Please indicate if the item has been previously published or is under consideration for publication elsewhere.

Email submissions

The document may be sent as an email attachment, complete with abstract, to submissions [at] ncjolt [dot] org

US mail submissions:

Submissions should include two hardcopies and a disk copy of the article. The disk copy must be in MS Word or WordPerfect format. The disk should be labeled with the author’s name and the filename of the document. Materials submitted for consideration will not be returned.

Please forward materials to:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Journal of Law and Technology
Van-Hecke Wettach Hall
CB # 3380
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599


Papers must not exceed 45 double spaced pages including footnotes and endnotes, which should also be double spaced. An abstract of approximately 250 words and a table of contents is required. All submissions must conform to The Chicago Manual of Style (14th Ed.) and The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Ed.).

For further information contact a JOLT editor by e-mailing submissions [at] ncjolt [dot] org.

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