For the 2016-17 academic year Prof. Jamar is teaching Constitutional Law II and Licensing in the fall and Constitutional Law I and Copyrights 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. 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. Professor Jamar has made a number of professional presentations and has published articles in the area of international human rights and IP.
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 is the webmaster and lead author for the content on the Brown@50 website.
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 major project is writing a coursebook,
Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality,
currently scheduled for publication by Wolters Kluwer in
Prior 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.
Professor Jamar consulted with the Law Library of Congress on its GLIN (Global Legal Information Network) project. 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 15 August