Volume 4


Boston University School of Law held four sessions of the Biotech Law Symposium ("Symposium") in 1997. Professor Michael Baram, professor of law and Director of the Boston University Center for Law and Technology, devised and directed the Symposium, held under the auspices of the Center for Law and Technology. Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, a Boston law firm that receives national recognition for leadership in the emerging technology and venture capital communities, sponsored the Symposium.

Financing the Biotech Industry: Can the Risks Be Reduced?
Ronald Cass, Joshua Lerner, Farah H. Champsi, Stanley C. Erck, Jonathan R. Beckwith, Leslie E. Davis and Henri A. Termeer

Probing the Human Genome: Who Owns Genetic Information?
Lawrence Wittenberg, Edmund Pitcher, Dean Charles DeLisi, Michael Gollin, and Wendy McGoodwin

Gene Therapy: Legal, Financial and Ethical Issues
Paula Campbell, Gina Maranto, Charles R. Cantor, Leonard H. Glantz, and Frances H. Miller

Transgenic Agriculture: Biosafety and International Trade
Michael Baram, Calestous Juma, Sheldon Krimsky, and Rufus C. King

Articles & Columns

The Electronic Paper Trail: Evidentiary Obstacles to Discovery and Admission of Electronic Evidence
Christine Sgarlata Chung and David J. Byer

Patents and Insurance: Who Will pay for Reimbursement?
David A. Gauntlett


Grocery Store Frequent Shopper Club Cards: A Window into Your Home
Christine Anthony

The Year 2000-Delight or Disaster: Vendor Liability and the Year 2000 Bug in Computer Software
Suzanne R. Eschrich

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Can It Still Protect an Essential Technology?
Jaclyn Shoshana Levine

Legal Updates

The Electronic Courtroom
James Crowell

Patent Law
Laura Smith

Copyright Law
Laura Smith