Become a Leading IP Publication: JTIP's goal is to become a leading publication in the IP field. To do this we have made a concerted effort to attract renowned authors to publish with our journal. By obtaining articles from the most knowledgeable authors, JTIP hopes to increase its visibility, subscriptions, and citations on Westlaw and LexisNexis.
Discuss Timely Legal Issues in Technology: JTIP seeks to highlight and analyze issues that are timely and on the cutting edge of technology interface with the law. The law and lawyers must adapt to the myriad ways that advancing technology impacts commerce, intellectual property, and society as a whole. To that end, JTIP will present articles that increase understanding of the most current issues in the fields of technology and intellectual property.
Attract High-Profiled Authors: JTIP is committed to finding and publishing articles from the most prominent legal scholars and practitioners. To that end, JTIP collaborates with Tulane's Center for Intellectual Property and Culture Center in sponsoring symposiums and events in all areas of intellectual property; then, in addition to the speaking engagement, JTIP offers each speaker an opportunity to write for the journal. So far, this arrangement has been very successful. For example, the journal cosponsored “The Future of Copyright” speaker series in the spring of 2009. The series featured lectures from James Boyle, Graeme Dinwoodie, Peter Jaszi, Mark Rose, Pamela Samuelson, and Diane Zimmerman. Thus, Volume 12 of JTIP will feature articles and interviews from some of the participating professors (more details available in our symposium section).
Recruit Committed Student Leaders: JTIP’s goal is to attract student leaders who are vested in furthering the study of intellectual property law. Each year, the Executive Board invites few exceptional students from the 2L and 3L classes to play a significant role in editing articles, comments, and notes. The new members are groomed to lead the journal in their second year of membership. By building strong relationships, we hope that current members will support JTIP activities after their graduation and become future subscribers. In fact, many former JTIP members do subscribe to the journal and few former EICs support the journal via donations.
Make Our Web Site More Informative: At JTIP, we work hard to provide an informative—but yet user-friendly—Web site. We recently redesigned the entire Web site and added several new features. You can now read free unpublished IP articles under the “Unpublished IP Articles” tab (coming soon), or learn more about our past members, under the “Profiles of Past Members” tab (coming soon). Maintaining an up-to-date Web site requires long-term commitment, so in 2011, our first Web Editor will be elected.