The Yale Law Journal

Terms of Use

Welcome to the Yale Law Journal’s website (“YLJ”), the online publication of The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. YLJ publishes a variety of content including the Yale Law Journal Forum (“YLJ Forum”). YLJ and YLJ Forum are governed by these Terms of Use, as they may be amended, from time to time (“Terms”). BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS.

OwnershipYLJ and YLJ Forum are owned and operated by The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. The contents and design of these pages are protected by U.S. copyright laws. Provided you retain any and all copyright and trademark notices as well as any authorship credits, you are welcome to download and share with a limited number of others any material on YLJ or YLJ Forum, with the exception of photographs or media incorporated into the website, for your own personal, scholarly and professional, but not commercial use. You may not engage in large-scale transmission or systematic reproduction or distribution for use in group sessions, including classes, nor may you include any material in any product to be offered for sale. You may make any use of material on YLJ or YLJ Forum to the extent allowed by principles of fair use. If you would like broader rights, you need to first get permission from The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. All intellectual property rights not expressly granted here are reserved.

Moderated Content: To ensure the value of YLJ and YLJ Forum as a home for cutting-edge, reflective and contemporary legal analysis, The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. does not agree to post all submissions and reserves the right to shorten or otherwise edit the submissions we decide to post.

License Terms: By submitting content for publication, you irrevocably grant to The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc., throughout the world, without financial or other obligation to you: (a) the perpetual nonexclusive right in any medium to print, publish, display, transmit, and archive your submission, in whole or in part, and to allow others to link to it and (b) the exclusive right to license it, in whole or in part, commercially or noncommercially as part of all or selections from YLJ and/or theYLJ Forum, for the full term of copyright.

Representations: You represent and warrant that you are the sole author of all content that you submit and/or have all of the necessary rights in such material, and that your submission does not infringe any copyright or trademark, or violate any property or privacy rights, or contain any indecent, libelous or unlawful content. You agree not to insert any viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other destructive features in any submission or to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working or functions of YLJ or YLJ Forum.

No Endorsement: Unless specifically stated to the contrary, The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. does not endorse any of the views, analysis or opinions presented in YLJ or YLJ Forum, including from submissions specifically solicited by the Editors. You agree not to rely on any posted information as legal advice or a legal opinion.

Link to other Web SitesYLJ and YLJ Forum may include links to other websites. The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. has no control over the contents or operation of any third-party websites and recommends that you familiarize yourself with the terms and conditions, including the privacy policy, of any website you access through a link from YLJ or YLJ Forum.

Link from other Websites: You are welcome to link to YLJ or YLJ Forum so long as the link does not distort the content provided or violate any applicable law including tort law. However, you may not use framing, mashing, or other technology to capture contents from YLJ or YLJ Forum on another website. Further, The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. reserves the right to terminate this permission to link to YLJ or YLJ Forum at any time, for any reason and without prior notice.

NO WARRANTIES. THE YALE LAW JOURNAL COMPANY, INC. MAKES NO REPRSENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO YLJYLJ FORUM, OR PREVIOUS PUBLICATIONS OF THE YALE LAW JOURNAL COMPANY, INC., SUCH AS YLJ ONLINE AND THE POCKET PART, INCLUDING ANY OF THE CONTENT OR INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THE SITE. ALL CONTENT IS PROVIDED ON AN AS IS BASIS. THERE IS NO WARRANTY AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE SITE, OR OF UNINTERUPTED SERVICE OR OTHER FUNCTIONALITY, INCLUDING LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, NOR ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SITE IS FREE OF DEFECTS, VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

NO LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT SHALL YALE UNIVERSITY, THE YALE LAW JOURNAL COMPANY, INC., THEIR EMPLOYEEES, AGENTS, EDITORS OR ANY OTHER PARTY, THAT HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION AND/OR DELIVERY OF YLJYLJ FORUM, YLJ ONLINE, OR THE POCKET PART BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: LOSS OF ANTICIPATED PROFITS, BENEFITS, OR USE OF DATA, EVEN IF ANY OF THEM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND EVEN IN THE EVENT OF FAULT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE) OR STRICT OR PRODUCTS LIABILITY OR MISREPRESENTATION.

Notice of Infringing Materials: If you believe that any materials posted on YLJ or YLJ Forum by others infringe on the copyrights of another party, please send a written notice in accordance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act describing the infringement to our designated agent at the following address:

YLJ Forum Executive Editor
The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
Email: ylj@yalelawjournal.org

Your notice must include the following:

  1. A physical or electronic signature of the owner, or a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly being infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed or, if the claim involves multiple works at a single online site, a representative list of such works at the site;
  3. Identification of the allegedly infringing material on YLJ and/or YLJ Forum and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate such material on our site;
  4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, or, if available, an e-mail address;
  5. A representation that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the materials in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  6. A representation that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Modification and Termination: The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc. reserves the right to amend these Terms of Use and to terminate your rights to submit material to and/or access and use material from YLJ and/or YLJ Forum. Termination shall not eliminate any previous grant or representation made by you nor any obligation or liability incurred by you, all of which shall survive.

Privacy Policy: Use of YLJ and YLJ Forum is also governed by the Privacy Policy Statement contained on our site.

If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please do not use YLJ or YLJ Forum.

If you seek permission for additional rights to material on YLJ or YLJ Forum, please contact us at:

YLJ Forum Executive Editor
The Yale Law Journal Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
Email: ylj@yalelawjournal.org