Announcing the "Gail Schlachter Financial Aid Directory Collection" at San José State University Library Special Collections & Archives

My mom Dr. Gail Schlachter published hundreds of books over several decades. Like a stereotypical librarian, she saved them all. Most were serial reference books, and most libraries routinely throw out older editions of such works when they buy a…

How I Celebrated My 50th Birthday

As I mentioned in March, I turned 50 this year. Rather than limit my “birthday” to a single day, I decided to enjoy a year-long celebration. Here’s everything I did: Travel I spent a day at Valley of Fire state…

My Visit to San Miguel Island

As part of my year-long 50th birthday celebration, my friend Yen and I camped at San Miguel Island. You’ve probably never heard of the island, and it’s a hard place to get to. Indeed, only about 200 lucky people a…

[initially published in the IAPP Privacy Advisor, Sept. 25, 2018] In 2014, the Santa Clara University School of Law adopted a first-in-the-nation Privacy Law Certificate for JD students. We have taken steps to make the certificate’s requirements particularly rigorous. Students must…

My schedule of upcoming talks and travel for this semester. As always, if I’m going to be in your area and you’d like to connect, please let me know. August 22: Connected Health Initiative videoconference on California Consumer Privacy Act…

How Reference Service Press Books Acknowledge My Mom's Career & Life (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

We sold my mom’s publishing business to AdmitHub in 2016. AdmitHub asked us for a foreword about mom that they could include in future book editions. Here’s what we sent them: ___ Dr. Gail Ann Schlachter was working as a…

My schedule of upcoming talks and trips. As always, it would be delight to see you at one of these events or locations–email me! May 4, San Francisco: Bay Area IP Profs Works-in-Progress conference (talk about the copyright/privacy paper that…

A Short Pre-History of Santa Clara Law's Entrepreneurs' Law Clinic

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of Entrepreneurs’ Law Clinic at Santa Clara University School of Law, it seemed like a good time to organize some of my thoughts about its founding. I joined the Santa Clara Law faculty in 2006…

I’m turning 50 in a few weeks, and I’ve been thinking how to celebrate the milestone. There are many online clickbait pages on the topic, most of which are either generic or insipid. I guess after so many years of life, I should…

Goodbye Bannan Hall, Hello Charney Hall!

I’ve occupied the same office, Bannan 200K, for the last 10 years. That’s the longest I’ve occupied an office (by at least 4x). So I got a little nostalgic saying goodbye yesterday to my decade-long home-away-from-home. So many memories! Starting…