Steven D. Jamar
Professor of Law
Associate Director, Howard Intellectual Property Program

Howard University School of Law
2900 Van Ness Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008

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Assoc. Dir., Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, Inc.

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last updated on 7 March 2017


Curriculum Vitae of

Steven D. Jamar

Index

Education

Professional Honors

Publications


Books
Longer  Articles
Shorter Works

Other Scholarly Activities


Most Recent
Religion & Speech
International and Comparative Law
Technology
Intellectual Property
LRRW

Employment


Teaching
Practice
Judicial Clerkship

Professional Activities

Community Activities


Education

Law School

Master of Laws (International and Comparative Law, with distinction) May 1994
Georgetown University Law Center
Washington, D.C.

Juris Doctor, cum laude May 1979
Hamline University School of Law
St. Paul, Minnesota

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Arts, 1975    Major:  History
Carleton College
Northfield, Minnesota


Admitted to Practice

United States Supreme Court (1985 to present)
District of Columbia (February 1993 to present)
State of Minnesota (1979 to present; inactive 1999 to present)


Employment

Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice, Inc.

Associate Director: (2002-2012) (part time)
Associate Director for International Programs: (2012--) (part time)

Consultant

NASA:  ELIS (Environmental Legal Information System) Project (1998-2002)
Library of Congress:  GLIN (Global Legal Information Network) Project (1998-2004)

Teaching

Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. - June 1990 through present

Professor

Courses taught: International Law of Human Rights; Constitutional Law I & II; Copyrights; Licensing; Law and Religion; Legal Reasoning, Research, & Writing; Computer Law; Sales and Secured Transactions; Introduction to Intellectual Property Law; Civil Procedure; Contracts; Drafting; Legal Writing II; ADR; and Interviewing, Client Counseling, & Negotiation

Associate Director: IIPSJ Program at HUSL (2002-2012)
International Director: IIPSJ Program at HUSL (2012--)

Director: Legal Reasoning, Research, & Writing Program (1990-2002)

Faculty Advisor/Coach, International Moot Court Team (1996-1999; 2002-2004)

University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa – June 2007, 2010

ADR (2007) (offered by UWC and Howard University School of Law through its overseas summer program (winter in South Africa)).
International Business Transactions (2010)

University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland - 1989-1990

Visiting Assistant Professor

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota - December 1986 to May 1989

Clinic Instructor and Supervisor; Skills and Legal Writing Professor

Private Practice

November 1986 to August 1989
Self-employed (1987, 1989)
Krause & Rollins (1988)
Minneapolis, Minnesota

August 1980 to November 1986

Meagher & Geer
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Judicial Clerkship

August 1979 to August 1980
Justice James C. Otis
Minnesota Supreme Court

Professional Honors

Research Fellowship, Law Library of Congress (2000-2001)
Who's Who in America (1997 - )
Who's Who in the World (1996 - )
Who's Who in American Law (1987 - )

Professional Activities

Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice

Associate Director for International Programs (2012-present)
Associate Director (2002-2012)
Webmaster (2002-2012)

Brown@50

Member: Planning Committee; Scholarship Committee
Webmaster (2003-2016)

Professional Associations

Legal Writing Institute

President (Jan. 1997 - July 1998)
Chair, Board of Directors (1996-98)
Member: Board of Directors (1993-2000) and Executive Committee (1994-1998)

Association of Legal Writing Directors

Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee (1996-1997)
ALWD Citation Manual Oversight Committee (Co-chair 1999-2000; member 2000-2002)
Webmaster (Sept. 2002-Feb. 2003)

LegalXML

Participant (2000-2002)
Member, Planning Committee for Conference on Congressional Organizations' Application of XML (COAX Conference), Washington, DC (April 24, 2001)

American Society of International Law

American Bar Association

Hennepin County Arbitration Program (Minnesota)(1985-1989)


Selected Other Activities

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (numerous capacities at various times including: Quest Class (coming-of-age class) teacher; adult religious education seminar teacher (world religions); co-chair of building architectural design committee; co-leader of UUCC Buddhism Interest Group; Owen Brown Interfaith Center (OBIC) Board Member; OBIC Board Building Renovation and Construction Representative; Social Action Council chair)

Youth Soccer Coach (1978-1980, 1989, 1991-2002, 2004-2007)

Hobbies: soccer, guitar, canoe camping, go, photography


Publications

Read abstracts or download full versions some of my longer publications through my SSRN author page at http://ssrn.com/author=812426

Books and Book Chapters

Constitutional Law: Power, Liberty, Equality (Wolters Kluwer 2017) ISBN 9781454870326

Co-author with Prof. Lateef Mtima, A Social Justice Perspective on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Ch. 6 in Megan Carpenter, ed., Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies: The Role of Law (Elgar Law and Entrepreneurship Series 2012)

Stefan H. Krieger, Richard K. Neumann, Jr., Kathleen H. McManus, and Steven D. Jamar, Essential Lawyering Skills:  Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation, and Persuasive Fact Analysis (Aspen L. & Bus. 1999)

Two chapters and update and revision to Laura S. Underkuffler and David W. Larson, Civil Appellate Practice in the Minnesota Court of Appeals (Butterworths 1986 & Supp. 1989)

Co-author (with William D. Flaskamp), Insurability of Punitive Damages: Effect on Strategies and Tactics of Trial Counsel, Extracontractual Damages 121-137 (John R. Groves ed., Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association, 1983)

Longer Articles

When the Author Owns the World: Copyright Issues Arising from Monetizing Fan Fiction, 1 Tex. A & M L. Rev. 959 (2014) Co-authored with Christen B’anca Glenn

Copyright Aspects of User-Generated Content in the Internet Social Networking Context, Journal of Internet Law (Nov. 2012)

An Analysis of Recent Developments and Events Affecting Copyright Law, The Computer and Internet Lawyer Journal (Nov. 2012) vol. 29, no. 11

A Social Justice Perspective on the Role of Copyright in Realizing International Human Rights, 25 Pac. McGeorge Global Bus. & Development L.J. 289 (2012) Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1964008

The Centrality of Social Justice for an Academic Intellectual Property Institute, 64 SMU L. Rev. 1127 (2011) Co-authored with Prof. Lateef Mtima. Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1830065

The Freedom of Religion Challenges to Law and Public Norms in Increasingly Diverse Societies, 26 J. L. & Religion 595 (2011) Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1964010

Religious Use of Copyrighted Works after Smith, RFRA, and Eldred, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 1880 (2011). Available at SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1830000

Fulfilling the Copyright Social Justice Promise: Digitizing Textual Information, 55 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 77-108 (2010) (reprinted in The Computer and Internet Lawyer Journal, (Sept. 2012). Co-authored with Prof. Lateef Mtima. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1721058

Crafting Copyright Law to Encourage and Protect User-Generated Content in the Internet Social Networking Context, 19 Widener L.J. 843-872 (2010); Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1647043

Copyright and the Public Interest from the Perspective of Brown v. Board of Education, 48 How. L. J. 629 (2005) abstract and full text available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148739

Aristotle Teaches Persuasion: The Psychic Connection, 8 Scribes 61-102 (2001-2002) abstract and full text available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148774

Everything Old Is New Again: An Essay Review of Anthony G. Amsterdam & Jerome Bruner, Minding the Law (Harv. U. Press 2000), 22 Pace L. Rev. 155-198 (2001) abstract and full text available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148829

A Lawyering Approach to Law and Development, 27 N.C. J. Int'l L. & Com. Reg. 31-66 (2001) abstract and full text available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148825

The Human Right of Access to Legal Information: Using Technology To Advance Transparency and the Rule of Law, 1 Global Jurist Topics no. 2 art. 6, 1-14 (2001) http://www.bepress.com/gj/topics/vol1/iss2/art6/ abstract and full text also available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148802

Steven D. Jamar, Konstantinos Kalpakis, & Kenneth J. Markowitz, Annotated XML Legal Document DTD for ELIS & GLIN, LegalXML Unofficial Note, http://www.legalxml.org/citations/ (April 18, 2001) (MS Word document, 26 pages)

This Article Has No Footnotes:1  An Essay on RFRA2 and the Limits of Logic in the Law, 27 Stetson L. Rev. 559-587 (1997) abstract and full available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148830

Accommodating Religion at Work:  A Principled Approach to Title VII and Religious Freedom, 40 N.Y.L. Sch. L. Rev. 719-832 (1996) (introductory essay, MS Word document (7 pages)) abstract and full text available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148780

The International Human Right to Health, 22 Southern U. L. Rev. 1-68 (1994) (abstract) abstract and full text available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1093085

Section 301 and Informatics Market Access:  The Case of Brazil (unpublished LL. M. thesis, Georgetown University Law Center 1993) (MS Word document 39 pages)

The Protection of Intellectual Property under Islamic Law, 21 Cap. U. L. Rev. 1079-1106 (1992) (abstract) abstract and full text available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1148735

Shorter Works

Resolving Intellectual Property License Disputes Out of Court, 24 (no. 9) The Computer and Internet Lawyer 24-33 (Sept. 2007)

Webmaster and author of most of the original works on the Brown@50 website including a brief history of Brown v. Board of Education, biographies of some of the key players involved, and an annotated chronology relating to Brown (2004-2007)

Respecting Speech: A Book Review of Alexander Tsesis, Destructive Messages: How Hate Speech Paves the Way for Harmful Social Movements (NYU Press 2002), 46 How. L. J. 499-506 (2003)

The International Human Right of Religion, Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics (Paul A. Djupe & Laura R. Olson, eds., Facts on File, 2003)

Religion in the Workplace, Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics (Paul A. Djupe & Laura R. Olson, eds., Facts on File, 2003)

Case Brief: Walz v. Tax Commissioner, 397 U.S. 664 (1970), Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics (Paul A. Djupe & Laura R. Olson, eds., Facts on File, 2003)

Book review: Religion and International Law (Mark W. Janis & Carolyn Evans eds., Kluwer L. Int'l 1999),16 J.L. & Religion 609-612 (2001)

Doing It All--Over Time, 16 The Second Draft (newsletter of the Legal Writing Institute)15 (Dec. 2001)

On the Technology Horizon, 11 Jurist (newsletter of Howard U. Sch. L.) 29(Summer/Fall 2001)

Report of the Howard University Distance Education Task Force (pdf file)(May 18, 2000) (lead author), and Howard University Distance Education Policy (May 18, 2000) (lead author)

Using the Multistate Performance Test in an LRW Course, 8 Persp. 118 (2000)(pdf file)

The ALWD Citation Manual -- A Professional Citation System for the Law, 8 Persp. 65 (2000)(html version)(pdf version)

Book Review:  As Through a Prismatic Gem, 42 Howard L.J. 129 (1998) (review of Trial and Error:  An Oxford Anthology of Legal Stories (Fred R. Shapiro & Jane Garry, eds., Oxford U. Press 1998)) (revision of an earlier version published in The Washington Lawyer (Sept./Oct. 1998))

Asking Questions, 6 Persp. 69 (1998)

Book Review:  Aping Creation, The Washington Lawyer (Sept./Oct. 1997)(reviewing Edward J. Larson, Summer for the Gods:  The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion (Basic Books 1997))


Selected Presentations and Other Scholarly Activities

Recent Presentations and Activities

Presenter: "When the Author Owns the World: Copyright Issues Arising from Monetizing Fan Fiction", Texas A&M Law Review’s Inaugural Intellectual Property Symposium, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 (Fort Worth, Texas)

Presenter: "The Empowering Role of Copyright in Realizing the Right to Health," panel on Emerging Issues at the Intersection of IP and Human Rights, Intellectual Property and Human Rights Conference, Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at the Washington College of Law, American University (Feb. 21, 2013) recording available at http://www.pijip-impact.org/ip-and-human-rights/

 


Presentations and Activities Relating to Religion and Free Speech

Panelist, The Modern American--Annual Symposium: The Regulation of Morality: Revisiting the Separation of Church & State in the United States (April 14, 2009)

Presenter: International Human Rights Standards for Implementing Freedom of Religion in Constitutions, Oxford Round Table, Workshop on Constitutional Human Rights, Lincoln College, Oxford University, Oxford, Great Britain (August 11-16, 2002)

Speaker: Religion, Congress, and the Courts, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota (October 26, 2001)


Presentations and Activities Relating to International Matters

Moderator of seminar: IP Adjudications Seminar for Algerian Judges, under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program. Howard U. School of Law, Washington, DC (January 30, 2003)

Consultant: Consultation, under the auspices of the U.S. State Department, regarding the approach of the United States to free speech and mass communications media with the president of the Senegalese High Council for Audiovisual Affairs, Senegalese freedom of speech expert, Prof. Aminata Cisse Niang of Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal. Howard U. School of Law, Washington, DC (January 27, 2003)

Workshop Participant: Making Laws at the Grassroots Level: Mauritania--Rural Environment Initiative on "Technology Fosters Tradition," World Bank/GTZ, Washington, DC (Nov. 27, 2001)

Speaker: The Problem of Using Armed Intervention To Protect Human Rights, The Torch Club, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. (September 9, 1999)

Panel Member: Online Conference on Buddhism and Human Rights, sponsored by the Journal of Buddhist Ethics (http://www.ahimsa.net/jbe/) (contact jbe-ed@psu.edu) cyberspace (October 1-14, 1995)

Presenter and Panel Member:  The Limits of Law in Building a Just Transnational World, Conference on Transnationalization:  Ethnicity and World Politics, sponsored by the Howard University International Affairs Center, at the Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.  (April 6-7, 1995)


Presentations and Activities Relating to Technology

Program coordinator: IIPSJ Forum: Equalizing Access to Knowledge, Howard University School of Law (July 29, 2009)

Faculty: Exit Strategies for IP Licenses, ALI-ABA Course of Study, Intellectual Property Licensing Today, Scottsdale, AZ (January 25, 2008)

Presenter: Using Remote Sensing for International Environmental Planning and Enforcement, International Environmental Law Conference at Stetson University School of Law, Gulfport, FL (Oct. 30, 2003)

Moderator of panel: GLIN and the Rule of Law, 2003 GLIN Annual Meeting, Law Library of Congress, Washington, DC (September 22, 2003)

Speaker: Implementing XML in GLIN, 8th Annual Meeting of the Directors of the Global Legal Information Network, Law Library of Congress, Madison Building, Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2001)

Program Planning Committee Member and Panelist: LegalXML COAX Conference: Congressional Organizations' Application of XML, Washington, D.C. (April 24, 2001)

Co-chair, Program Planning Committee: A View from Space:  Digital Earth Applications in Environmental Law and Resource Management, Washington, D.C. (January 26, 2001)

Presenter: The ELIS Project: Tying Law and Digital Earth Environmental Data, on the panel on The Utilization of Remote Sensing and Other Technologies by Non-Governmental Organizations and Intergovernmental Organizations, at a symposium on Combating International Eco-Crime in a Global Economy: The Use of Technologies and Information Management to Monitor Compliance with International Agreements, Prosecute Environmental Crime, and Reform Environmental Law and Trade, New York University School of Law (November 15-16, 2000)

Speaker: Community-Based Efforts to Bridge the Digital Divide, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, Columbia, Md. (March 28, 2000)


Presentations and Activities Relating to Intellectual Property

Presenter: Crafting Copyright Law to Encourage and Protect User-Generated Content in the Internet Social Networking Context, Widener Law Journal symposium on internet expression, Internet Expression in the 21st Century: Where Technology and Law Collide. Pub. Relations, Harrisburg Campus Examines the Internet and the Law, WIDENER L., Mar. 2, 2010, http://
law.widener.edu/NewsandEvents/Articles/2010/hb030210hbinternetsymp.aspx.

Faculty: When Copyright Meets the First Amendment Online, ALI-ABA Course of Study, Internet Law for the Practical Lawyer, Washington, DC (May 11, 2007)

Faculty: Resolving Licensing Disputes, ALI-ABA Course of Study, Intellectual Property Licensing Today, Chicago, IL (October 6, 2006)

Faculty: Copyright Basics, HUSL Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice Fall Continuing Legal Education Conference, Howard U. School of Law, Washington, DC (Oct. 21, 2005)

Speaker, Copyright & Intellectual Property: What Faculty Need to Know, CETLA at Howard University, Washington, D.C. (May 5, 2005)

Presenter: Copyright Basics, HUSL Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice Fall Continuing Legal Education Conference, Howard U. School of Law, Washington, DC (Oct. 29, 2004)

Presenter: Copyright Basics, HUSL Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice Fall Continuing Legal Education Conference, Howard U. School of Law, Washington, DC (Oct. 10, 2003)

Keynote Speaker: Copyright for Academics, Howard University, Washington, D.C. (April 5, 2001)

Conference Workgroup Reporter:  Intellectual Property Issues in the Academy, Scholarly Publications/Research Workgroup, Howard University, Washington, D.C. (April 9, 1999)

Discussion Leader (with Professor Andrew Gavil):  Antitrust and Intellectual Property Protection Issues, Brazil Group Project sponsored by Meridian International Center under the International Visitor Program of the United States Information Agency, at Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (September 1994)

Lecturer:  Intellectual Property Rights Workshop, for delegates from 10 Arab states for U.S. Information Agency grant contractor, Washington, D.C. (July 11, 1994)

Discussion Leader (with Professor Andrew Gavil):  Teaching methods for Brazilian Antitrust and Economic Competitiveness Training Group, Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C. (March 1993)


Presentations and Activities Relating to Legal Reasoning, Research, & Writing and to Teaching Methodology

Presenter, "Logos Does Not Compel," at conference on A Dialogue About Persuasion in Legal Writing & Lawyering Rutgers School of Law—Camden (September 19, 2008)

Chair: ALWD Citation Manual Oversight Committee (1998-2000)

Co-chair: Howard University Distance Education Policy Task Force (Spring 2000)

Witness: Hearing on ABA Standard 405 (regarding faculty status) held by the Standards Review Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Washington, D.C., (January 6, 2000)

Panel Presenter: Report on the ALWD Citation Manual, Association of Legal Writing Directors 1999 Conference, Moving Legal Research and Writing Programs into the 21st Century, Boston, Mass.  (July 29-31, 1999)

Co-leader:  International Human Rights Small Group Session, SALT Conference, Reconceiving Legal Pedagogy:  Diversity in the Classroom, Clinic, Theory and Practice, Washington, D.C. (September 26-27, 1997)

Speaker:  Legal Writing Texts Speak Volumes, Association of Legal Writing Directors 1997 Conference, The Future of Legal Writing:  Visions, Goals, Opportunities, Chicago, Ill.  (July 24-26, 1997)

Invited Speaker: Technological Protocols as Law: Democracy or Technological Priesthood, Forum on Research and Technology - Advances in Digital Libraries, ADL 97, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. (May 9, 1997)

Invited Speaker for Faculty Forum: Academic Support Programs Today, Temple Law School, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. (April 9, 1997)

Speaker:  Introduction to Skills Training, Teaching Legal Reasoning, Research & Writing, Teaching Professionalism, for Russian Legal Educators group, sponsored by ILI under U.S. Information Agency grant, Washington, D.C. (October 14 & 24, 1996)

Planning Committee Member, Presenter, and Panel Moderator:  Building MacCrate's Educational Continuum in the First Year:  Ideals and Practicalities, 1995 AALS Annual Meeting, Official program of the AALS Section on Legal Writing Reasoning and Research, New Orleans, LA (January 6, 1995)

Speaker: Aristotle Teaches Legal Analysis, 1994 Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Chicago, Illinois (July 1994)

Speaker: Aims, Goals and Purposes and Structures of Summer Academic Support Programs, author of materials, and workshop faculty member, Law School Admissions Services Academic Assistance Training Workshop, Williamsburg, Virginia ( July 20-25, 1993)

Member:  Workshop Program Planning Committee, Law School Admissions Services Academic Assistance Training Workshop, Williamsburg, Virginia (June 11-13, 1993)

Speaker: Context and Connections: Pedagogical Relationships Between Academic Support Programs and Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing Programs, 1992 Legal Writing Institute, Seattle, Washington ( July 1992)

Speaker: Aims, Goals and Purposes of Summer Academic Support Programs, author of materials, and workshop faculty member, Law School Admissions Services Academic Support Training Workshop, Boulder, Colorado (June 2-7, 1992)

Member:  Workshop Program Planning Committee, Law School Admissions Services Academic Support Training Workshop, Boulder, Colorado (April 1992)

Seminar Chair and Lead Instructor: Legal Analysis and Writing Workshop, 1990 General Services Administration Equal Employment Opportunity Managers Conference, Washington, D.C. ( September 1990)