The Eleventh Annual John Marshall National Moot Court Competition in Information and Privacy Law
A moot court case, Market-Village, Inc v. Suthers, considers the issues of a corporation's right to privacy and the legality of using a person's name. The case addresses the use of Fred Suthers name and address on a mailing list that Market-Village sold for profit which Suthers said violated his privacy on the basis of appropriating a name or likeness for commercial benefit. Suthers petitioned for a previous case with sealed court records to be opened, raising the issue of the corporation's privacy compared to public good. The Bench Memorandum and respondent and petitioner briefs are included.
Publication Name: Software Law Journal
In praise of moot court - not!
Law school moot court competitions fail to emphasize the skills actually needed in appellate practice, and because of these shortcomings, judges and employees are typically unimpressed by applicants' moot court experience. Moot court competitions place more value on performing than on winning, undermining the close bond between attorney and client that is needed in the real world. Participants are taught to undervalue the factual record of the case and influence of briefs. The cases are often Supreme Court cases that involve big issues and fail to provide experience with binding precedent.
Publication Name: Columbia Law Review
Corporate security lags behind tech upgrades; a new survey of top companies shows that few guard against high technology's liabilities
A survey of Fortune 1000 companies shows most have embraced recent advances in technology but relatively few have implemented an appropriate and thorough technology policy. Among the problems posed by information technology are greater exposure to claims for defamation, discrimination, privacy, and copyright or trademark infringement; computer viruses; loss of trade secrets; and lower employee productivity. A policy that considers the company's needs and its use of technology can greatly reduce these risks.
Publication Name: The National Law Journal
- Abstracts: New Developments in Legislation, Regulations and Informal Agency Positions. part 3
- Abstracts: The merger review process at the Federal Trade Commission: administrative efficiency and the rule of law. The function, flexibility, and future of United States judges of the executive department
- Abstracts: Court review of arbitration. Court review of arbitration: some practical observations. Judge Reinhardt's primer on labor arbitration: Stead Motors and public policy judicial review
- Abstracts: Mexico's Federal Economic Competition Law: the dawn of a new antitrust era. Antitrust enforcement in Japan
- Abstracts: Proof of the meeting competition defense: investigation and verification of reported competing offers. Intercompetitor cooperation in the petroleum industry