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Two editions of the Elon Law Review published

The Elon Law Review recently published volume three, issue two, featuring scholarly articles written about transparency, secrecy and the Internet, and volume four, issue one, featuring articles and essays on various legal topics.

Volume three, issue two

Volume three, issue two of the Elon Law Review featured five articles written by scholars from across the country about emerging issues in Internet transparency and accountability. Specifically, the articles discussed the privacy implications of digital preservation in social media, privacy and copyright issues, international Internet transparency, and commercialization of data and the environment on the Internet with a case study of the BP oil spill.

This edition of the Elon Law Review derived from the Fall 2010 national symposium, “Transparency, Secrecy and the Internet,” hosted at Elon Law.

“The Internet is a topic that is at the forefront of public discourse,” said Elon Law Review editor-in-chief for volume three, William Aycock L’11. “There are a lot of issues involved with privacy and secrecy and how the Internet can be used as a tool for the public to access information but at the same time protect their own rights and privacy.”

“We know that technology is pervasive, we know that the Internet is a new and revolutionary medium for sharing information, and we also know that increasingly individuals have access to the Internet,” said Assistant Professor of Law David Levine, who moderated one of the symposium panels and specializes in IP Law and the Internet. “What we are still grappling with is what the parameters of that access will be. The symposium focused heavily on thinking about what those parameters would look like.”

Articles by five of the presenters at the symposium were published in this edition of the Elon Law Review:

• “The Privacy Implications of Digital Preservation: Social Media Archives and the Social Networks Theory of Privacy.” Dr. Jasmine McNealy, Assistant Professor of Communications and S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. McNealy earned a J.D. and a Ph.D from the University of Florida.

• “Privacy, Copyright, and Letters.” Dr. Jeffrey L. Harrison, Stephen C. O'Connell Chair at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Harrison earned a M.B.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina.

• “‘The Freedom to Connect’ and International Internet Transparency.” Adam Candeub, Professor of Law & Director of the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program at Michigan State University College of Law. Candeub earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

• “Commercializing Data.” Shubha Ghosh, Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Ghosh earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a Ph.D from the University of Michigan.

• “The Environment on the Internet: The Case of the BP Oil Spill.” Mary L. Lyndon, Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law. Lyndon earned a J.S.D. from Columbia University and a J.D. from Northeastern University.

Volume four, issue one

Volume four, issue one of the Elon Law Review features three articles written by legal scholars, three notes written by Elon Law Review editorial board members and an essay written by an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Editor-in-Chief James Grant, L’12, along with the 2011-‘12 editorial board, named here, selected the following articles for publication in this edition of the Elon Law Review:

• “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: North Carolina Refuses to End It’s Relationship with Heart Balm Torts.” Jean M. Cary, Professor of Law at Campbell University School of Law and Sharon Scudder. Cary earned her J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center. Scudder earned a J.D. from Campbell University School of Law and a M.A. from Redford University.

• “Chief Justice John Martin and the Origins of Westernized Tribal Jurisprudence.” Matthew Martin, associate judge of the Cherokee Court for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and adjunct professor of law at the University of North Carolina School of Law and Elon University School of Law. Martin earned a J.D. from the University of North Carolina and a M.A. from the University of Nevada.

• “The Emotionally Liable Client: Attorney Duties When a Client Threatens Violence.” Dr. Jeffery Segal and Michael Sacopulos. Segal earned a J.D. from Concord Law School and a M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine. Sacopulos earned a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law.

The following Notes were also selected for publication:

“The Use of Anencephalic Infants as an Organ Source: An Ongoing Question,” written by Samantha J. Gilman, L’12

“The 2010 Amendments to U.C.C. § 9-503: Sufficiency of an Individual Debtor’s Name,” written by Austin Morris, L’12

“Global Society vs. National Sovereignty: Defending the Use of Legal and Constitutional Comparativism in Death Penalty Jurisprudence,” written by Luke Gillenwater, L’11.

The essay, “‘Darlin’, The Truth Will Set You Free’ - A Tribute to Judge Elreta Melton Alexander,” was written by Patricia Timmons-Goodson, an associate justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Timmons-Goodson’s essay acknowledged the work and achievements of Judge Alexander, the first African-American elected judge in North Carolina and the second female African-American judge to be elected in the nation.

By Courtney Roller L’13


Philip Craft,
6/12/2012 4:13 PM