Special Issue “Technology, Social Media and Law”

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This Special Issue of Laws, “Technology, Social Media and Law” focuses on the sometimes complex relationships between technology, social media and law, both in terms of: (i) substantive legal responses to social and cultural issues arising in connection with growing public engagement with technology and social media; and (ii) the procedural impacts and transformative potential of technology on traditional and emerging forms of dispute resolution.  Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • cyberbullying
  • online harassment
  • sexting
  • online privacy and surveillance
  • social media in the courtroom
  • online dispute resolution
  • e-discovery
  • courtroom technologies
  • social media, legal practice and professionalism

Authors working on articles exploring substantive and/or procedural issues arising in relation to technology, social media and law are encouraged to contribute to this issue.  We welcome submissions from multiple jurisdictions and are open to a variety of approaches including: analyses of civil, administrative and criminal case law, evaluations of existing and proposed statutory approaches, and examinations of related social science evidence that could inform development of both substantive and procedural legal approaches to issues arising from technology and social media.

Professor Jane Bailey
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Laws is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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