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

The Complications of Criminal Liability in Autonomous Vehicles

By Margaret Russell As autonomous vehicles become increasingly popular a new complication becomes evident, in an accident, who is criminally liable? The Society of Automotive Engineers has outlined various levels of automated vehicles. Most vehicles on the road today...

Consumers are Required to Pay Ambiguous Service Fees for Taking Advantage of the Convenience of Online Ticket Buying

Consumers frequently complain about the unexplained service fees when purchasing tickets through websites like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation…etc. This blog explores consumers’ issues with servicing fees and how these contradict Consumer Protection Laws. As a result, major online ticket retailers are at risk of facing costly lawsuits.

Protecting the Integrity of the Game: More States Begin to Walk the Tight Rope Over the Mobile Sports Gambling Market

The Supreme Court has said that states may legalize sports gambling, so where do we go now? With a few taps on their phone, gamblers may place bets in real-time on almost any sporting event of their choosing. While this takes sports gambling out of the shadows and creates a legal space for bettors, there is a growing concern over if the sports we are watching are legitimate or not.

First Amendment Protection for the Chosen People

Recently, a Montana federal judge denied a neo-Nazi publisher his request for a motion to dismiss the case brought against him for an invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and violations of Montana’s Anti-Intimidation Act. The suit was brought by a Jewish woman who has been the target of anti-semitic harassment for the past two years. The Montana judge has allowed the case to move forward and has held that speech in encouraging anti-Semitic harassment was not entitled to First Amendment protection. How might this ruling impact free speech in America?

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
  • The Complications of Criminal Liability in Autonomous Vehicles
    By Margaret Russell As autonomous vehicles become increasingly popular a new complication becomes evident, in an accident, who is criminally liable? The Society of Automotive Engineers has outlined various levels of automated vehicles. Most vehicles on the road today give the driver some automated features or assistance (levels 0 – 2). Many manufactures are looking…
  • Consumers are Required to Pay Ambiguous Service Fees for Taking Advantage of the Convenience of Online Ticket Buying
    Consumers frequently complain about the unexplained service fees when purchasing tickets through websites like Ticketmaster, StubHub, Live Nation…etc. This blog explores consumers’ issues with servicing fees and how these contradict Consumer Protection Laws. As a result, major online ticket retailers are at risk of facing costly lawsuits.
  • Protecting the Integrity of the Game: More States Begin to Walk the Tight Rope Over the Mobile Sports Gambling Market
    The Supreme Court has said that states may legalize sports gambling, so where do we go now? With a few taps on their phone, gamblers may place bets in real-time on almost any sporting event of their choosing. While this takes sports gambling out of the shadows and creates a legal space for bettors, there is a growing concern over if the sports we are watching are legitimate or not.
  • First Amendment Protection for the Chosen People
    Recently, a Montana federal judge denied a neo-Nazi publisher his request for a motion to dismiss the case brought against him for an invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and violations of Montana’s Anti-Intimidation Act. The suit was brought by a Jewish woman who has been the target of anti-semitic harassment for the past two years. The Montana judge has allowed the case to move forward and has held that speech in encouraging anti-Semitic harassment was not entitled to First Amendment protection. How might this ruling impact free speech in America?
  • Is it Time for Society to Slow Down?: How Elizabeth Holmes Scammed the Science and Technology World out of Billions
    This blog discusses the rise and fall of Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes.
  • A Failed Attempt at Suppressing First Amendment Rights in a Politically Charged Social Media Environment
    Over the past three years, Donald Trump has continuously utilized Twitter as a means of promoting his political and personal agendas. In May 2017, the President blocked seven users because they replied to messages disagreeing with Trump’s political views. Those seven users along with the Knight First Amendment Institute filed a lawsuit claiming that the President violated their First Amendment right to freedom of speech and to petition the government for redress of grievances.
  • Insider Knowledge: Athletes and Wearable Technology
    This blog addresses the legal questions raised by an athlete’s use of wearable technology. Though wearable technology gives athletes and professional organizations more information about players on and off the court/field, the amount of information that teams can learn from a player creates legal issues that we are not prepared for. Specifically, how are college athletes taken advantage of, the implications on sports betting, and how it affects the player’s value.
  • Instant Paycheck, Just Add Water: Are Early Wage Access Services Just Payday Loans Reinvented?
    There are numerous phone applications and online services that provide consumers with real-time or same-day paychecks. While this concept is great in theory and has real, articulable benefits, there are many concerns surrounding the lack of regulation behind them.
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