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Moritz Announces Journal for the New Information Age

I/S Journal
The first issue cover

The Moritz I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society has just published its inaugural issue. Volume 1, Issue 1, a paper symposium on electronic rulemaking, was published in early June 2005. Issues 2 and 3, focusing on privacy law and policy year-in-review, will be published later this summer.

I/S is co-run by the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies (CILPS) at the Moritz College of Law and the Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society (InSITeS) at the Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. The journal is a natural extension of CILPS' multidisciplinary approach that reaches out to other academic arenas to bolster its own capabilities. The development of I/S brings valuable intellectual capital and insight, particularly in those areas of inquiry connected with CILPS's "Law and the Information Society" focus.

The involvement of Moritz faculty, led by CILPS Director, Joseph S. Platt/Porter Wright Morris & Arthur Professor of Law Peter Shane, and former White House senior privacy counselor, Professor Peter Swire, guarantees cutting-edge intellectual content, while Moritz Law students provide the resources necessary to edit and prepare articles for publication.

Peter Swire
Professor Peter Swire

The Journal is in the format of a law review. The ultimate goal of I/S is to make available to The Ohio State University and Carnegie Mellon University a high-visibility forum for scholarly and policy impact, allowing each institution to benefit from the distinctive strengths of the other.

I/S is targeted to scholars, practitioners, and policy makers. Primary areas of emphasis include cyber security and privacy (the privacy year-in-review issue in particular is written with privacy and data management practitioners in mind). Additional areas of focus include e-government and electronic democracy, ICTs and development, telecommunications regulation, and e-commerce, including intellectual property developments.

Each issue contains solicited and unsolicited scholarly articles in a symposium format. The articles, written by national and international experts, focus on an important topics where concerns of law, policy, and information technology intersect. Multidisciplinary, collaborative pieces are highly encouraged.

Additionally, each issue includes a commentary section with briefer essays, providing insightful and provocative reflections that are less formal in structure. Finally, the journal also publishes book and literature reviews, empirical studies, research findings and student notes. The essay and book review sections are intended to be especially congenial to writers outside the academy who are major figures in their respective fields. I/S is published three times a year.

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