Journal of Business & Technology Law

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The Journal of Business & Technology Law encourages rising second-year students to seek membership through the petitioning process. The Journal offers its members the opportunity to help shape a dynamic legal publication on matters at the intersection of business and technology. JBTL is the only journal at the school with a focus on intellectual property issues. By working closely with the articles of respected judges, lawyers, and academics, student editors deepen their understanding of a range of current legal issues. The Journal's recently published issues have featured a variety of topics including:

  • global counterfeiting,
  • the Dodd-Frank Act,
  • the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,
  • Google,
  • the criminalization of corporate law, and
  • gene patents after Bilski.

Thematic issues are developed through biannual symposia and roundtable discussions. The events provide the opportunity for journal members to interact with legal scholars, law school administration, and outside professionals in an intimate setting.

Through the Journal’s writing requirement, students further develop their legal analysis, writing, and editing skills. Students familiarize themselves with the nuances of legal citation and legal research with two “source pulls” a year. Additionally, three student pieces are published in each Journal issue, and those students enjoy a coveted law school credential.

Journal members often create lasting personal and professional relationships among second and third year students. The Journal's current staff is a talented group of rising third-year students who are dedicated to creating a publication of exceptional quality. We invite you to be part of this exciting endeavor.


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500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-1786 PHONE: (410) 706-7214 FAX: (410) 706-4045 / TDD: (410) 706-7714

Copyright © 2014, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. All Rights Reserved