JOLTT Volume 1.1


The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas is pleased to announce the publication of JOLTT Volume 1.1. It is available to download here..

Table of Contents

Article 1                                                                                             1

A Study of the Non-interventionist Model for Regulating Automated Vehicles: A Case Study of Texas Technology

By Wendy Wagner and Lisa Loftus-Otway

Article 2                                                                                             72

Law Firm Cybersecurity: Commensurate with Capital

      By Benjamin Bolin

Article 3                                                                                           111

“The World Still Looks to California”: The CalECPA as a Model Step for Privacy Reform in the Digital Age

      By Abby Wolf

Article 4                                                                                           154

Autonomous Surgery: The Law of Autonomous Surgical Robots

By David Britton

Article 5                                                                                 ###

From Immunity to Regulation: Turning Point of Internet Intermediary Regulatory Agenda

By Kia Jia

And finally, a note from our founder, Alex Shahrestani:

“The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas has been a labor of love and a labor of will. From its beginnings as a meeting at a local bar between half a dozen people, to the current network of practitioners and business people who have personally invested in the success of this project, a lot has transpired over the past three years.

Our first year was a flurry of activity to gain traction, from presenting on self-driving cars and the law at SXSW, to hosting speakers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, we did everything we could to become buzzworthy. Our second year included securing authors, hosting our own panels, presenting student research on cybersecurity for law firms, fundraising, and competing in the Cyber 9/12 policy competition in Washington DC. Coming in just beneath the Naval War College in the final round was a turning point for JOLTT. Our third year included hosting our first ever symposium, launching, stepping up our involvement in the community, and now publishing this first edition of the journal.

With much accomplished and much to look forward to, there are many people to thank, from professors to practitioners, mentors and friends, with special thanks to Ed Cavazos, Kay Firth-Butterfield, Derek Jinks, Bobby Chesney, EFF-Austin, Casey Baker, and the many others who have helped along the way.


Alex Shahrestani


The Journal of Law and Technology at Texas”


Founder – Alex Shahrestani

2017-2018 Electoral Board

Editor in Chief – Tyler Oubre

Assistant Editor in Chief – Sam Higginbotham

Vice President of Outreach – Hayley Ostrin

Web Editor in Chief – Brendon Walsh

Tech Director – Zeyi Lin

Journal of Law and Technology at Texas

Members of the 2017-2018 Editing Staff

Founder – Alex Shahrestani

 Editor in Chief  – Tyler Oubre

Executive Editors – Samuel Higginbotham, Hayley Ostrin

Staff Editors and Contributors – Sarah Hampton Brown, Gabriella Oxford, Laura Lisa Salinas, Danielle Tholen, Brooke Noble, Clara Chalk, Erin Worbs, Zimei Fan, Ritika Gopal, Hunter Baker, James Eastman, Janel Venzant, Myzar Mendoza

Online Editors – Zeyi Lin, Brendon Walsh

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