Category Archives: Jotwell

A Note to Readers

Hurricane Irma is bearing down on Miami, and as a result there is a good chance that Jotwell’s University of Miami-based staff will lose power and thus internet access. We’ve queued up some posts for the coming week, but as our server move is only partially complete there is a chance that some sections may be unavailable for considerable periods of time. Please bear with us if that happens.

Jotwell 2017 Summer Break

Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Monday, September 4. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and doing a lot of work under the hood. We have tentatively scheduled a major server move for next week. If that happens on schedule, it is likely that this page, and each section, will be offline during a transitional period somewhere between an hour and a day. We will post warning notices before the transition. The new server should make the site much faster, and also reduce downtime. Unfortunately it is also expensive, so this is good time to ask you to please help support Jotwell; give enough and we may not have to have a fundraiser later in the year.

[Update: If you are reading this, then you’ve found the new server. Things may be a bit odd, however, until the transition is complete.]

If you like Jotwell, share — help us find more readers. Tell a friend about Jotwell. And if you are an academic reader, please consider recommending Jotwell to your students. We have a Jotwell_Flyer for students that you can print out and post, or perhaps even hand out at Orientation.

Jotwell_Flyer-Students_2016

Click for full-size printable version

See you in two weeks, when we start the new academic year. Continue reading "Jotwell 2017 Summer Break"

New Jotwell Section: Contracts

Today we inaugurate a new Jotwell section on Contracts, edited by Professor David A. Hoffman and Professor Nancy S. Kim. Together they have recruited a stellar team of Contributing Editors.

The first posting in the Contracts section is What Does “Buy Now” Really Mean? by Robert A. Hillman.

Please look at our Call For Papers, and get in touch if you have suggestions for a new section, or if you have a review you would like to contribute to any existing section of Jotwell.

Jotwell 2016 Summer Break

Jotwell is taking a short summer break. Posting will resume on Tuesday, September 5. However, even while we’re on break, we’ll be accepting submissions, editing them, and preparing a new section that we plan to be launching very soon. We’ll also be doing our first major code refresh since we founded the site in 2009. It’s possible that this updating may cause brief periods of down time during our break, so please bear with us.

If you like Jotwell, share — help us find more readers. Tell a friend about Jotwell. And if you are an academic reader, please consider recommending Jotwell to your students. We have a Jotwell_Flyer for students that you can print out and post, or perhaps even hand out at Orientation.

Jotwell_Flyer-Students_2016

Click for full-size printable version

See you in two weeks, when we start the new academic year.

New Jotwell Section: International & Comparative Law

Today we inaugurate a new Jotwell section on Comparative and International Law, edited by Professor Erin F. Delaney and Professor Shubha Ghosh. Together they have recruited a stellar and transnational team of Contributing Editors.

The first posting in the International and Comparative section is Reviving the Original Scope of Intellectual Property, Internationally by Shubha Ghosh.

Please look at our Call For Papers, and get in touch if you have suggestions for a new section, or if you have a review you would like to contribute to any existing section of Jotwell.

Thank You

Jotwell will be taking a short winter break. We’ll resume publication on Monday Jan 4, 2016, with our new five-times-per-week schedule during most of the academic year.

As we look back on 2015, we would like to thank our editors, and authors, and especially our readers for all of your interest and support. And I’d like to add a special thank-you to the contributors to our first, and probably annual, fund-raising appeal. We like you (lots):

Kenneth S. Abraham
Karen L. Abrams
Larry Alexander
Gerry W. Beyer
Francesca E. Bignami
Bennett Capers
Jessica Clarke
James Donovan
David F. Engstrom
James E. Fleming
Erik F. Gerding
Susan Grover
Woodrow N. Hartzog
Allison K. Hoffman
Chris J. Hoofnagle
William Hubbard
Julia Hughes
Isabel V. Hull
Lily Kahng
Anil Kalhan
Edward Kleinbard
Donald J. Kochan
Kathryn E. Kovacs
Anna Laakmann
Mark A. Lemley
Yvette J. Liebesman
Daniel Monk
Alexandra Natapoff
Douglas NeJaime
Michael Pardo
Nicole Porter
John F. Preis
Margaret J. Radin
William Sage
Joanna Schwartz
Peter M. Shane
Jacob S. Sherkow
David Sherwyn
Clyde Spillenger
Kevin M. Stack
Katherine Strandburg
Rebecca L. Tushnet
Jonathan T. Weinberg
David Zaring
Jonathan L. Zittrain

Please note that it’s never too late to help support Jotwell.

See you in the New Year!

New Jotwell Section: Property

Today we inaugurate a new Jotwell section on Property, edited by Donald J. Kochan, Professor & Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, and Tanya Marsh, Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law. Together they have recruited a stellar team of Contributing Editors.

The first posting in the Property section is Property Law, Law & Economics, and Means for Reaching Distributive Goals by Ezra Rosser. Continue reading "New Jotwell Section: Property"

Attention Jotwell RSS Feed Readers

This week Jotwell is having its first-ever fund-raiser. Regular visitors to the site probably already noticed a large yellow popup informing then of this fact, but people who get Jotwell via the RSS feed or by email will have been denied that experience. There is no reason for the hundreds of people who read us via the RSS feed–or by email–to be left out.

So here’s the pitch: Please will you make a small donation to support this journal? All the faculty who write for and edit Jotwell do so for free, but even so, producing the journal is not costless: we need to pay for our server, for our student editors, and for various types of technical and design support, including a coming makeover to keep up with a procession of software updates. This adds up.

We don’t charge for Jotwell and we don’t run any ads, and we would like to keep it that way. If every Jotwell reader donated just $7 a year, we’d cover all of our costs…but alas not everyone is generous.

If you can afford it, please don’t be a free rider. If you like us lots–or even just some–please make a small donation? Of course, if you want to make a large one, we would not say no to that either.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

A. Michael Froomkin
Jotwell Editor-in-Chief