For the 2017-18 academic year Prof. Jamar is teaching Constitutional Law II and Licensing in the fall and is on sabbatical in the spring. Professor Jamar joined the HUSL faculty in 1990 as Director of the Legal Reasoning, Research, & Writing Program, a position he held from 1990 to 2002. During that time he was a recognized national leader in legal writing instruction, serving as president of the Legal Writing Institute in 1997-98. He has taught a variety of other courses at HUSL and elsewhere including International Law of Human Rights, IP in International Business Transactions, International Moot Court Team, LRRW I & II, Drafting, Contracts, UCC, ADR, Computer Law, Civil Litigation Clinic, and Introduction to Intellectual Property.
Prof. Jamar is the Associate Director of the Howard
Intellectual Property Program (HIPP). Prof. Lateef Mtima
is the HIPP Director. HIPP addresses the relationship
between intellectual property and social justice and
works to improve the opportunities for HUSL students to
enter IP practice. HIPP performs its mission in a number
of ways including supporting relevant scholarship,
involving HUSL students in IP courses and issues,
designing the IP curriculum, sponsoring student
internships, CLE instruction in IP to practicing
attorneys, and advocacy on IP issues with a significant
social justice component.
Prof. Jamar's scholarly work is wide ranging. HIs more
recent work has concentrated on various aspects of
social justice and intellectual property including IP's
relationship to international human rights; copyright in
the social networking context; the relationships among
IP, social justice, entrepreneurship, and economic
empowerment; and the importance of a social justice
underpinning for an IP Institute. His most recent
completed major project is a coursebook, Constitutional
Law: Power, Liberty, Equality (Aspen/Wolters
Kluwer 2017). His current major scholarly project is
editing an anothology on IP and social justice issues,
currently scheduled for completion in late 2019 or 2020.
Other scholarly work includes presenting a paper on the
international human right of freedom of religion at an
Oxford Round Table Conference at Oxford University in
2002 and publishing articles and making presentations in
the areas of comparative law, legal rhetoric, ADR, Brown
v. Board of Education, and international human
rights. Many of his works are available for download
from his SSRN author's page at http://ssrn.com/author=812426.
Another significant project to which Prof. Jamar contributed was the Howard University commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Prof. Jamar was a member of the Brown@50 Planning Committee and was the webmaster and lead author for the content on the website created for that project.
Professor Jamar consulted with the Law Library of Congress on its GLIN (Global Legal Information Network) project between 200 and 2004. In that effort he was one of the authors of an early version of an xml dtd for GLIN. At the 2003 GLIN Annual Meeting of member countries from throughout the world, he was the moderator of a panel on the right of access to legal information.
In the late 1990s he consulted with NASA and the Law Library of Congress on the ELIS (Environmental Legal Information System) project. The ELIS investigators explored the use of computer-related technology and the Internet to link environmentally-related data, including both GIS information and remote sensing data (such as satellite-generated images), to environmental treaties, laws, and regulations in order to make the information more accessible to environmental policy makers, environmental planners, and environmental law enforcement offices worldwide.
last updated 8 December