In the information age, technological innovation increasingly outpaces appropriate response to the new realities generated therein. Too often, government actors, lawmakers, and businesses lack the expertise to make sense of new technologies which fundamentally alter the status quo. In struggling to react to new paradigms, unfamiliarity concerning underlying technologies inevitably leads to poor decisions. Most often, these decisions directly result from a lack of proficiency in the ever more intricate, highly technical fields making the advancements which cause change.
Founded in 2015, the Arizona Law Journal of Emerging Technology (LJET) offers real time legal, policy, and business analysis of novel technical developments. The interdisciplinary journal offers an avenue to establish two-way communication between technical fields making new discoveries and the liberal fields which those discoveries effect. Side by side, LJET allows technical experts making advancements to discuss the implications thereof with legal minds, policy experts, and businesspeople. Together, this collaboration allows those professionals and academics to address- and, ideally, resolve- incredible new issues before they become problematic.
As technology relentlessly advances, its implications generate a butterfly effect upon a multitude of seemingly distant areas. LJET aspires to apply and address these implications through extensive legal, policy, and business analysis as that advance continues. Armed with the competence of those actively involved in developing emerging technology, LJET’s publication will provide the knowledge desperately needed by those who must confront a new reality.
LJET publishes peer reviewed papers which relate technical advancement to associated issues in legal, policy, or business fields. Papers must either reference recent advancement or present such advancement therein and must discuss how that advancement creates, resolves, or otherwise impacts issues in the liberal fields listed above. LJET provides several different categories authors may publish in with differing standards of scrutiny, including categories allowing the presentation of analysis predicting or proposing technical development, preliminary research and findings with limited analysis, in-progress research results with intermediate levels of analysis, and conclusive research with extensive analysis. These multi-track publication avenues aim to provide legal, policy, and business analysis throughout the development cycle of technical advancement.