The Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (MJLST) is a multidisciplinary journal published twice annually, edited by faculty from across the University of Minnesota as well as by law students. MJLST addresses issues in intellectual property, technology policy and innovation, bioethics, and law and science, while maintaining a rigorous grounding in law, values, and policy. The journal is available to subscribers as a hard-copy print journal. Full text PDFs of the articles in each volume are available on this website upon publication of the journal. Issues include solicited content from lectures and symposia sponsored by the Consortium or its members, as well as unsolicited submissions. In addition, issues include student Notes and Comments, book reviews, correspondence, and Recent Developments.
The journal features a dual masthead, one for faculty editors and another for student editors. The student staff and board are chosen competitively by the students. The Faculty Editorial Advisory Board includes representatives from the Consortium member centers and programs as well as University departments working on the societal implications of scientific advancements.
MJLST is based at the Law School and staffed by law students, but is overseen and managed by the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. MJLST is indexed in relevant legal, scientific, and medical databases such as Westlaw, Lexis, and Hein Online.
MJLST is made possible by support from prominent law firms and businesses with interest in the intersection of law and science, the Law School, the Presidential Initiative on Law and Values, and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.
This journal builds upon the foundation created by the Minnesota Intellectual Property Review (MIPR), an online, completely student-edited publication founded in 2000. Following the publication of Volume 5, Number 2 in spring 2004, MIPR became MJLST, which published its first issue in December 2004. MJLST expands the focus of MIPR to address not only intellectual property issue, but also policy, ethical, and societal issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology. MJLST remains a journal based at the Law School staffed by law students, but is overseen and managed by the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences.
Although MJLST offers a venue for publications resulting from events sponsored by the Consortium and its members, the journal retains its editorial independence. The journal's faculty and student editors decide what to publish and the shape of each volume. MJLST continues MIPR's numbering sequence with publication each Winter and Spring.
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The Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology adheres to University of Minnesota's Administrative Policy governing Individual Conflicts of Interest and the Statement on Potential Conflicts of Interest adopted by the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & Life Sciences. Authors are expected to review these policies and notify MJLST of any potential conflicts prior to publication.