ABA Section of Science & Technology Law Books

As the only ABA entity whose mission is to interact and collaborate with the scientific and technological communities, SciTech takes a truly interdisciplinary approach in its groundbreaking books on science and technology law issues. 


Cybersecurity for the Home and Office: The Lawyer's Guide to Taking Charge of Your Own Information Security

Take control of your cybersecurity! Every day in the news, we see cybercrime — a multi-billion-dollar-a-year criminal industry whose actors have little fear of law enforcement. Incidents of cybercrime and cybercrime-related identity theft continue to grow exponentially. As a result, governments, regulators, and professional bodies increasingly require that lawyers and other professionals take reasonable cybersecurity measures. Beyond protecting workplaces from cybertheft or intrusion, there's also a need to protect ourselves and our families from these threats.                     


A Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law, Second Edition is dedicated to healthcare professionals who struggle every day with meeting their obligations to privide care and services for patients and at the same time are seeking to protect the security of patients' health information.

Unmanned Aircraft in the National Airspace is written to accommodate all readers, from the general public to those in the legal profession, as well as those operating or utilizing unmanned aircraft for commercial, academic, government, or recreation purposes. Available in both print and E-Book


Medical Biotechnology: Premarket and Postmarket Regulation
Providing a current and concise introduction to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and related federal regulation of medical devices, drugs, and biological products derived from biotechnology, this concise new guide assists attorneys who need to understand the often complicated infrastructure...

Science for Lawyers clearly explains and discusses 13 applied scientific disciplines in jargon-free language that is specifically geared toward lawyers. The book explores the definitions (what is science), the practice (what scientists do) and the professional roles (what ethical guidelines influence scientists) of 13 professional disciplines such as: ballistics; medicine; physics; statistics; linguistics; genetics; chemistry and more! With dozens of photos, figures, graphics and artwork, the book covers these subjects in terms that are not only easy to understand, but fascinating to read. If you are a lawyer who is ever called upon to defend, proceed against, examine, cross-examine or even consult a scientist, this book is for you. 

The Science and Technology Guidebook for Lawyers
In order to effectively represent a client’s interests competently where law, science, and technology come together, a lawyer must be qualified to analyze techno-scientific information. This book provides an easily understandable explanation of particular sciences and technologies by analyzing specific cases.


Guide to U.S. Government Practice on Global Sharing of  Personal Information, Second Edition
is a reference tool on U.S. Government practice in G2G sharing arrangements. The U.S. Government’s practice in the area of crossborder information sharing covers dozens of agreements. This book examines those...


Health Care IT - The Essential Lawyer's Guide to Health Care Information Technology and the Law

Technology will help our nation overcome health care challenges such as unsustainable cost increases and inefficiency. This essential book introduces lawyers, health care professionals, policymakers and the public to the many facets of technology in health care and its federal regulatory framework.

Legal Guide to Botnet Research
This valuable resource clearly defines legal and policy issues related to cybersecurity research on botnets. It helps the reader determine whether proposed cybersecurity research projects could violate laws or organizational policies. Its Botnet Research Legal Template identifies relevant laws with simplified analysis. The report and template may also be applied to cybersecurity research more broadly. The book also highlights potential ethical issues and how researchers approach them.

Legal Guide to Cybersecurity Research
This book clearly outlines hot cybersecurity issues for a broad audience ranging from legal counsel to institutional review boards (IRBs). It includes tools to analyze legal and policy considerations that help explain potential legal protective measures.

A Legal Guide to Enterprise Mobile Device Management: Managing Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Employer-Issued Device Programs
As workers use smart phones, tablets, and laptops for both their work and their personal lives, chief information officers face the complex challenges of managing mobile devices in the business setting. This book examines key concepts, considerations, and issues in mobile device management-from business, legal, and technical perspectives. In addition, the chapters provide background information on business drivers and technology, with the goal of aiding lawyers in counseling their clients. A sample motion device policy is included as a starting point for a business mobile device program documentation. This is as a helpful reference for business and technology professionals as well as attorneys.


Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and the Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom, Monograph No. 9
The field of scientific interpretation of evidence and its portrayal in popular media has progressed to the point that expert testimony at trial is not only commonly accepted by judge and jury, but also expected. The factors that influence the selection of an expert, including the importance of investigating the expert's credentials and making an informed assessment of the credibility that the expert's qualifications will project to a judge and jurors, are extremely important.

The Future of Evidence: How Science and Technology will Change the Practice of Law

Some say it's impossible to predict the future of scientific evidence, but if we examine recent events and cases, we can see it emerging in many ways. There is no ignoring the impact of science on law today. New information in areas such as digital and multimedia sciences, canine scent detection, touch DNA and neuroscience is emerging daily. Each one requires new statutes or rules of evidence and today's lawyers are expected to keep up with such advancements both locally and globally. This thought-provoking book was written to provide you with a glimpse into a new dawn of the future of evidence.

The Discovery Revolution
This book focuses on the e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which were approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States on September 20, 2005. The issues addressed by the new rules will significantly impact the way law is practiced and are discussed in detail in the book. These include such topics as the concept of electronically stored information; the new approach to pre-discovery meetings, the form of production of electronic evidence, inaccessible evidence, preservation of evidence when routine processes may destroy it, the safe harbor, and privilege waiver issues.

Foundations of Digital Evidence
The book provides numerous case studies, model witness examinations, and illustrations for a better understanding of both the admissibility and the weight of digital evidence. These case studies show how existing computer systems can be used to produce reliable digital information that should be admitted into evidence. Also included in the book are two studies from real-life federal court litigation cases: Will the Real When Please Stand Up? and A Day in the Life of the Printed Electronic Document. Lastly, the author provides a discussion of how five other nations, Argentina, France, Germany, Japan, and Russian Federation, have recognized the importance of digital evidence.

Electronic Evidence and Discovery: What Every Lawyer Should Know Now, Second Edition
The advancement of technology in the past decade has catapulted the prominence of electronic evidence. It is not only making discovery faster, easier and less expensive for practitioners and their end-clients, but it is opening the doors of possibility toward a path of substantially reducing the total cost of litigation. This book will bring you up to speed on the sweeping changes in law and technology. It will increase your efficiency and accuracy to the representation of your clients in discovery matters large and small. It provides up-to-date and practical information regarding both the legal and the technological aspects of the e-discovery process in the real world.

Technology Licensing: A Practitioner's Guide

This practical guide will introduce you to the world of intellectual property licensing as it applies to technology. Along with expert advice on how to deal with open source licensing in a business context, the book answers the essential questions such as "why license?" and "who owns intellectual property?" and walks you through the various aspects of basic contract drafting. A special section in the back offers sample form agreements and exercises to test your skill and knowledge. So whether you are a practicing attorney new to intellectual property licensing or a business professional who faces software licensing issues, this book is for you.

The Laws of Spaceflight: A Guidebook for New Space Lawyers
Explore space law's legal implications in this comprehensive and new guidebook, for anyone interested in this exciting area. This guidebook begins by placing space law in its larger context and then focuses on discrete legal topics. It also discusses specific issues that space lawyers are routinely faced with: licensing private spaceflight activities, liability and insurance for spacecraft operators, the regulation of telecommunication and remote sensing satellites, export controls on space technologies, contracting with the U.S. government, environmental protection, and property rights.

The Little Book of Space Law
Discover some of the more fascinating laws that govern spaceflight activities, and the subsequent court cases that followed. It's a perfect book for any space-loving earthling!


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