About

The Richmond Journal of Law and Technology is the first law review in the world to be published exclusively online. First published on April 10, 1995, the Journal focuses on the impact that computer-related and other emerging technologies have on the law. The Journal is published entirely by students of the University of Richmond School of Law. Publishing online has proved to be tremendously beneficial in allowing the Journal to reach a much wider audience than would have been possible using the traditional print medium.

Our articles now reach thousands of readers per month in more than 70 countries around the world. We currently publish 4-5 issues per academic year. Each issue covers a broad range of topics ranging from developing legal issues on the Internet to issues in bio-technology and emerging areas of constitutional law.

Since its founding in 1995, the Journal has expanded its scope to encompass the full range of topics under the general heading of Technology Law.

Availability of the Journal

Full text articles published by the Journal are available on the World Wide Web, through LEXIS, Westlaw, The Index to Legal Periodicals, William S. Hein & Co., and a number of other legal indices. The purpose of making the Journal available exclusively online relates to the unique characteristics of the Internet: the hypertext capabilities of the World Wide Web, combined with the low cost of access make this an ideal medium for transmitting legal information to a mass audience.

If you would like to be notified when a new issue is published, please send an e-mail to jolt@richmond.edu or subscribe using the form on our homepage.

How to Use the Journal

For Volume 1 through Volume 9

Articles in Volumes 1 through 9 are available in either .txt, .html, or .pdf versions. For .html versions, regardless of the browser, the annotations are user-friendly. Each citation is numbered sequentially and placed between brackets (example: [1]). The endnotes are located at the end of the article; when you click on the citation, the browser will automatically drop down to the endnotes section of the document and place the requested endnote at the top of the page. Simply click the hyperlink next to the endnote to return to the article text.

The Journal does not use page numbers but instead cites paragraphs numbered in the following fashion: [1].

For Volume 10 through the current Volume

To read articles on the Richmond Journal of Law & Technology, you will need to have Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. The latter program can be downloaded free of charge at Adobe’s website. Articles can be downloaded and saved on your computer free of charge and utilized for offline research or reading.

The Journal provides a Table of Contents for its articles, and the numbers listed in the Table of Contents refer to paragraph numbers, not page numbers. In addition, each citation is numbered sequentially and is listed either as a footnote or an endnote. Footnotes are located at the bottom of each page, and endnotes are located at the end of the article.

The Journal is published entirely online and does not use page numbering in its articles; instead, the Journal uses paragraph numbers for citation purposes. Paragraphs are numbered in the following fashion: [1].

How to Cite the Journal

A “Cite As” feature is located at the beginning of each article. Please utilize this format when citing to the Journal.
When citing to individual portions of the Journal, please cite to specific paragraph numbers. For example, to cite
to material in paragraph 3 of M. Madison Taylor’s article Bending Broken Rules, located in Volume 17, Issue 4,
published in 2010:

M. Madison Taylor, Bending Broken Rules: The Fourth Amendment Implications of Full-Body Scanners in Preflight
Screening, 17 RICH. J.L. & TECH. 4, ¶ 3 (2010), http://jolt.richmond.edu/v17i4/article4.pdf.

For More Information

Contact the Journal by sending e-mail to jolt@richmond.edu. We can also be reached at:

The Richmond Journal of Law & Technology
University of Richmond School of Law
Richmond, Virginia 23173
Phone: 804-289-8202
Fax: 804-289-8968