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

Closing the Information Value Loop

As the Internet of Things continues to proliferate, who should be held liable and under what legal theories for any subsequent data breaches or attacks that result in privacy/data concerns and/or bodily injury and physical damage?


Ever since the proliferation of online commerce, companies have tried to avoid major litigation and class action lawsuit that might debilitate the company. The solution has been always been to include in there [I agree to the terms and conditions] an arbitration clause to any disputes arising out of the contract. However, the way it is done is sometimes misleading and deceiving.

Let’s Get Digital: How Copyright Law Is Changing The Way The Music Industry is Affected By Digital Media Services

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) unanimously passed in both the House and Senate, and was officially signed into law by the President on October 11th, 2018. The act revamps Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act. The Act now accounts for Digital Media services. Music Licensing and Royal Payments are now more streamlined for artists, as well. This has been one of the greatest legal changes to Copyright I.P. in over 40 years.

Catfished by the Cops?: Social Media and Police Investigations

“Catfishing” has become a major source of concern for internet users, and law enforcement agencies have started to use the tactic to investigate a crime. Is this legal? Can social media companies push back against the police? Only time will tell.

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


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.

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