Archive for March, 2013

Law-student Writing Contest for Tech Law Papers

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Marquee law firm Foley & Lardner and techlaw-news website IT-Lex is sponsoring a writing contest for law students which would, as I read it, welcome papers about blog law. Here’s the deets:



IT-Lex, a technology law educational and literary not-for-profit, is
seeking submissions for its inaugural writing competition, sponsored
by the law firm of Foley & Lardner! Write about any issue within the
areas of electronic discovery, privacy, social media, security, or wherever
your technology interests lie. Your 10-15 journal page (approximately
5,000-7,500 word) papers will be read by a distinguished panel of
articles editors, and the top three entries are guaranteed publication
in the IT-Lex Journal, though other meritorious papers may also be
published. Entries must be submitted online at our website (URL
below) by May 1, 2013.

Oh, and did we mention the cash prizes? First place will receive
$5,000.00, second place $1,000.00 and third place $500.00. Plus, the
winners will receive invitations to become Members of IT-Lex and to
join the IT-Lex Law Review. Head over to, sign
up to be our Friend – it’s free – and check out the full rules and
requirements at

Duke Drops Subpoenas Ahead of Ruling

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Duke University has withdrawn its subpoenas directed at blogger and academic KC Johnson, who has written extensively about the Duke lacrosse case from 2006. The move comes ahead of an anticipated ruling by federal district court in Maine on whether to quash the subpoenas.