Journal History

Since its inception, the Journal of Computer & Information Law has been publishing only the most recent and relevant topics in information technology and privacy law. The Journal was originally established as the Software Law Journal by Michael D. Scott, the President of the Center for Computer Law in Manhattan Beach, California. In 1987 Mr. Scott invited The John Marshall Law School to assume editorial control of the Software Law Journal because of the school's commitment to to education in the area of information technology law.

The John Marshall Law School's Center for Information Technology & Privacy Law then assumed editorial control of the Software Law Journal with its first publication issued in January 1988. In 1994, Mr. Scott invited The John Marshall Law School to merge the Software Law Journal with the Computer Law Journal, and to assume editorial and publishing rights of the new journal.

At that time, Professor George Trubow was the director of the Center for Information Technology & Privacy Law, the first LL.M. program of its kind in the nation. Professor Trubow oversaw the successful publication of the Journal of Computer & Information Law for many years.

Currently, Professor Leslie Ann Reis is the director of the Center for Information Technology & Privacy Law. Publication of the Journal is also under her direction. While students are ultimately responsible for the publication of the Journal, Professor Reis is involved in every aspect of the publication, from helping to instruct candidates as to how to write a law review article to giving guidance to the individual members of the executive board. Additionally, Professors William B.T. Mock, Jr. and David E. Sorkin are the primary leaders of the Journal's faculty oversight. Just this past year, Professor Matthew Prince has taken on a major role in the Journal's efforts at continuous improvement, working closely with the executive board members and candidates. Professor George Trubow continues to contribute to the publication as professor emeritus. All of these individuals strive to make the Journal stand out, not only as the first publication of its kind, but also as the best.