Howard University

Steven D. Jamar-Professional Contributions

Prof. Jamar was the president of the Legal Writing Institute (LWI) from January 1997 to July 1998 and served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) in 1996-1997. He was the co-chair of the ALWD Citation Manual Committee which oversaw the publication of the ALWD Citation Manual (Aspen Publishing 2000).

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.

Between 1998 and 2002 he consulted with NASA 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.

As a cofounder of the Institute of Intellectual Property and Social Justice, Prof. Jamar has contributed to various projects it has undertaken including continuing legal education seminars, an academic symposium, and various outreach programs.

Prof. Jamar worked on 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 for the HUSL Brown@50 website.