A Cutting-Edge Multidisciplinary Journal

The Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology (MJLST) is a multidisciplinary journal published twice annually, edited by faculty from across the University of Minnesota as well as by law students. MJLST addresses issues in intellectual property, technology policy and innovation, bioethics, and law and science, while maintaining a rigorous grounding in law, values, and policy. The journal is available to subscribers as a hard-copy print journal.

Full text PDFs of the articles in each volume are available on the MJLST website upon publication of the journal. Articles with time sensitive content are offered pre-publication online prior to availability of the print edition. Issues include solicited content from lectures and symposia sponsored by the Consortium or its members, as well as unsolicited submissions. In addition, issues include student Notes and Comments, book reviews, correspondence, and Recent Developments.

The journal features a dual masthead, one for faculty editors and another for student editors. The student staff and board are chosen competitively by the students. The Faculty Editorial Advisory Board includes representatives from the Consortium member centers and programs as well as University departments working on the societal implications of scientific advancements.

MJLST is based at the Law School and staffed by law students, but is overseen and managed by the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences. MJLST is indexed in relevant legal, scientific, and medical databases such as Westlaw, Lexis, and Hein Online.

MJLST is made possible by support from prominent law firms and businesses with interest in the intersection of law and science, the Law School, the Presidential Initiative on Law and Values, and the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

The journal builds upon the foundation created by the Minnesota Intellectual Property Review (MIPR), an online, completely student-edited publication founded in 2000. Following the publication of Volume 5, Number 2 in spring 2004, MIPR became MJLST, which published its first issue in December 2004. MJLST expands the focus of MIPR to address not only intellectual property issues, but also policy, ethical, and societal issues at the intersection of law, science, and technology.

Although MJLST offers a venue for publications resulting from events sponsored by the Consortium and its members, the journal retains its editorial independence. The journal’s faculty and student editors decide what to publish and the shape of each volume. MJLST continues MIPR’s numbering sequence with publication each Winter and Spring.