Welcome to JHTL

at Suffolk Law

JHTL is student-run by an Editorial Board of past JHTL staff members. Students who become JHTL staff members are able to receive academic credit for working on a piece for publication, cite-checking, and writing a book review. The Editorial Board coordinates and supervises the research and writing development for all JHTL staff members. Staff members are selected through the summer write-on competition, and membership is open to all students who qualify, not just those concentrating in Intellectual Property.

A unique feature of JHTL as a Suffolk Law Honor Board is its ability to publish all articles online, which allows members to publish their materials while still at Suffolk. Making articles available on Westlaw, Lexis, and the JHTL Web site allows members of the legal community direct access to our timely articles, notes, and case comments.

For more information about the JHTL, please contact us at jhtl@jhtl.org.

If you are interested in submitting an Article for publication, please review our policy on Article Submissions.

Welcome to JHTL

Right of Privacy for Criminals

The years of battling from the F.B.I. and Apple continues with a controversial topic of whether or not Apple should allow the F.B.I. access to locked iPhones even though that could take away a person’s right of privacy.

Use the List, problem dismissed? How placing Chinese firms on the Entity List may better protect American business Interests.

This blog discusses the potentiality of adding Chinese firms which, violate American intellectual property laws to the Commerce Department’s Entity List. A national security decision with implications for Chinese trade, and those American businesses with which they do business.

Something’s Phishy: Lawyers Becoming Major Targets for Hackers

This blog discusses how lawyers are becoming victims more frequently to phishing scams. Statistics are provided on the number of firms hacked, as well as what firms are doing to prevent future cyberattacks. I also offer my thoughts on what firms should be doing to protect client data.

You’re Watching Them While They’re Watching You: The Risks of Using Home Security Devices

A discussion surrounding the recent home security device hacks and the potential for security improvement by specific companies such as Ring and Nest.

Book review

2015 – 2016

Anticipating Child Exploitation due to Blurred Boundary Lines by Media and Society

Written by Holly A. Smith and reviewed by Angelica Diaz

e-Discovery: The Untold Story of my Quest for Justice

Written by Laura A. Zubulake and reviewed by Caroline Murphy

Podcasts

In conjunction with Suffolk Law’s Intellectual Property Concentration, and under the guidance of Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, JHTL produces a series of podcasts on topical issues of law, technology, and IP:

Introduction Podcast

Welcome to the JHTL Podcast 2015-2016 series! In this episode we introduce the creators and interviewers Jerry Chapin, Andrew Glenny, and Olivia Vaché, all students at Suffolk University Law School interested and/or studying technology in law.

JHTL Blog
  • Right of Privacy for Criminals
    The years of battling from the F.B.I. and Apple continues with a controversial topic of whether or not Apple should allow the F.B.I. access to locked iPhones even though that could take away a person’s right of privacy.
  • Use the List, problem dismissed? How placing Chinese firms on the Entity List may better protect American business Interests.
    This blog discusses the potentiality of adding Chinese firms which, violate American intellectual property laws to the Commerce Department’s Entity List. A national security decision with implications for Chinese trade, and those American businesses with which they do business.
  • Something’s Phishy: Lawyers Becoming Major Targets for Hackers
    This blog discusses how lawyers are becoming victims more frequently to phishing scams. Statistics are provided on the number of firms hacked, as well as what firms are doing to prevent future cyberattacks. I also offer my thoughts on what firms should be doing to protect client data.
  • You’re Watching Them While They’re Watching You: The Risks of Using Home Security Devices
    A discussion surrounding the recent home security device hacks and the potential for security improvement by specific companies such as Ring and Nest.
  • "What, Like it’s Hard?” — State Proposals Suggest Expanding Non-Lawyers’ Abilities to Practice Law
    By Danielle Breen After the California State Bar established the California State Bar Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS), Utah and Arizona created similar task forces to explore ways to close the access to justice gap. Other states such as Oregon and Washington also implemented smaller programs in an attempt to…
  • Deepfakes and the Threat of Fake Videos
    The spread of fake videos was the unintended consequence of advances in image editing technology. With such unprecedented growth, governments will need to act swiftly to ensure false information is not spread to confuse and manipulate the general public.
  • A Wave of Change: Michigan’s Civil Discovery Rules Will Get Their Biggest Change in 30+ Years
    Beginning on January 1, 2020, the state of Michigan will introduce new changes to its discovery rules. As a result, the Michigan State Bar has undergone a major education initiative in anticipation of the coming changes.
  • Content Creators and Copyright Claims—How YouTube is Seeking to Expand the ‘Fair Use’ Doctrine
    As YouTube has grown and content has expanded YouTube has had to take greater care of making sure the content available on its site was not subject to copyright claims so as to avoid facing legal consequences for violations of copyright law. As a result, YouTube has implemented many devices, namely, it's Content ID Match System’ and ‘Manual Claiming Tool’ as a means to catch videos that pose a potential copyright violation. However, the use of these systems has begun to threaten content-creators’ profitability on their videos. This blog will address the changes YouTube plans to make in response to creators' concerns for these minuscule copyright claims while also adhering to the intellectual rights of copyright holders.
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