The Indian Journal of Law and Technology (IJLT) is a student-edited, peer-reviewed, completely open access law journal published annually by the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. The IJLT is the first and only law journal in India devoted exclusively to the study of the interface between law and technology.
The journal as per its mandate carries scholarship in the areas of intellectual property rights, internet governance, information communication technologies, access to medicines, privacy rights, digital freedoms, openness, telecommunications policy, media law and innovation etc. with an emphasis on a developing country perspective or a comparative approach that benefits the developing world. A second issue in each volume carries perspectives on contemporary issues affecting society around the world at the intersection of law, technology, industry and policy.
The editorial board besides publishing the journal also organises several events to promote interest and scholarship in the field of law and technology. The IJLT hosts an annual lecture series in partnership with the Centre for Internet and Society and an essay competition in association with the Software Freedom Law Centre. To promote understanding and appreciation for the impact of technology on society, law and policy, the editorial board publishes a monthly newsletter with developments in the world of law and technology . IJLT is also collaborating with CPRSouth to organise a short course on broadband policy in India as a precursor to the CPRSouth 8 Conference next year. Besides the above, the journal also provides research and editorial assistance to academics for projects they are currently engaged in.
BOARD OF ADVISORS (2012-13)
Honarable Mr. Justice Yatindra Singh
Justice Yatindra Singh is a judge at the Allahabad High Court and has over thirteen years of experience of serving on the bench.
He is deeply involved in the integration of free and open source software as a means of ensuring better e-governance.
He is also the author of Cyberlaws - a book on the interface of law and technology.
Prof. Graham Greenleaf
Prof. Graham Greenleaf is the Professor of Law and Information Systems at the Faculty of Law at University of New South Wales.
Specializing in the relationships between information technology and the law, Prof. Greenleaf is also the co-director of the Australian Legal Information Institute.
His current areas of interest and expertise include public right in copyright, Asian data protection laws and computerization of laws.
Prof. Greenleaf has most recently been appointed the Academic Director of the Cyberspace Law & Policy Centre
and is currently involved in a study of data privacy in a globalized world and legal research in Asian languages.
Dr. R. Venkata Rao
Dr. R. Venkata Rao is the Vice-Chancellor of the National Law School of India University and has over thirty-three years of teaching experience.
An authority in the fields of jurisprudence, international law and humanitarian law, he was elected the Chairman of the Board of Directors of
the Asian Law Institute (ASLI) for the year 2010-11.With over 110 papers published in journals of national and international repute to his credit,
he has also served as a member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Public Administration and as Vice-President of the Indian Society of International Law.
Dr. Rao has also had the privilege of advising the Government of India on several upcoming legislations.
Dr. T. Ramakrishna
Dr. T. Ramakrishna currently holds the Intellectual Property Rights Chair of the Ministry of Human Resource Development at the National Law School of
India University and is also the coordinator of the Centre of Intellectual Property Rights Research and Advocacy (CIPRA) at NLSIU. In his capacity as
a Professor of Law, he has been deeply involved in issues of IPR in the fields of copyright, trademark, patent and technology. Dr. Ramakrishna has also
had the privilege of working with the World Intellectual Property Organization on a workshop on traditional resources and genetic resources and a conference
on copyright issues. He has also participated in and delivered lectures at conferences and colloquiums on relevant and topical IPR issues with a specific industry perspective.
Prof. Jay Forder
Prof. Jay Forder is an associate professor of law at Bond University, Australia wherein he teaches courses on Information Technology and the Law.
He is the author of Internet and e-commerce law which is a comprehensive introduction of the laws of e-commerce and the Internet with an industry
perspective. Prof. Forder has also published several articles on recent and relevant topics of e-signatures, the legal ambiguity of parody sites, internet
governance and comparative analysis of email policies across service providers.
Mr. Vikram Raghavan
Vikram Raghavan is senior counsel in the World Bank's Legal Vice-Presidency. In his capacity, he provides legal and transactional advice on a spectrum of
constitutional, operational and local legal issues that arise in World Bank-financed projects in those areas. He's also responsible for handling policy issues
affecting post-conflict areas and fragile states. An alumnus of the Class of 1997 of National Law School of India University, he has worked at O'Melveny & Myers,
New York, wherein he was engaged in several international arbitration matters. He's also the author of a treatise on 'Communication Law in India' and is a regular
contributor to national dailies on a variety of legal issues.
Ms. Malavika Jayaram
Malavika Jayaram is a fellow, Centre for Internet & Society, India involved with research in the fields of privacy rights, digital pluralism, public accountability
and pedagogic practices in the field of internet and society. She is also partner at Jayaram & Jayaram, Bangalore where she manages a portfolio of work that has a
focus on IT/IP issues, especially with an international perspective. She also has over fifteen years of experience as a dual-qualified lawyer, having worked with Allen
& Overy and Citigroup on issues pertaining to e-commerce contracts, outsourcing, M&A and compliance. She also taught the first course on 'Information Technology and Law'
at the National Law School of India University, her alma mater.
Mr. Andrew C.L. Ong
Andrew Ong is partner at Rajah & Tann LLP, Singapore and manages a portfolio of work with a focus on telecommunications, media and competition law. A sitting member of
the Broadcast, Publications and Arts Appeal Committee, Mr. Ong has been deeply involved with the liberalization of the information and media industry in Singapore and has
advised on landmark cases in the regulatory sphere, including major matters before the Competition Commission of Singapore. He has had the privilege of representing the Law
Society of Singapore at the CCS Roundtable Discussions on Competition. Mr. Ong has also authored several treatises on competition law and broadcasting regulations in Singapore.
Dr. Nagarathna has been teaching at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore since 2006 as Assistant Professor of Law.
Her areas of specialisation include information technology, commercial and criminal law.
Her areas of interest include jurisprudence, intellectual property rights, medical Law and professional Ethics.
She is currently a member of the International Institute of Information Technology Laws, Bangalore.