I recently blogged about my 1993 summer associate class at Cooley Godward. I would love to do a similar roundup of my peers’ careers from my other summer associate experience at Sidley & Austin’s LA office in summer 1992, but…

I was one of 25 summer associates in Cooley Godward’s program in 1993. I recently rediscovered my summer associate “resume book”/”facebook” (we all looked SO YOUNG), and it made me wonder how their careers developed over the past three decades….

I watched this informative video conversation between Prof. Leandra Lederman (Indiana-Bloomington), Prof. Jon Choi (Minnesota) and Indiana Law 3L Abbi Semnisky, who is the Executive Articles Editor at the Indiana Law Journal. My notes: They received 30% of the entire…

Hiking the Headwaters Forest Reserve

The Headwaters Forest Reserve, near Eureka, California, was formed in 1999. I’ve been eager to visit it ever since. Last week, my daughter and I finally realized my goal. Check out my photo album. About Redwood Forests I love redwood…

[Santa Clara University gave me the option to teach online this semester instead of in the physical classroom, as I had been initially scheduled to do. I sent this note to the enrolled and waitlisted students explaining why I chose…

I maintain 14 Spotify playlists. As I’ve mentioned before, I spend a lot of time crawling through Spotify’s long-tail, looking for forgotten or hidden gems that may not be new music but are new to me. I hope you benefit…

I shared a version of this with my faculty. I’d welcome your thoughts. __ One of my goals as Associate Dean for Research is to get more people to read your works. This essay explains why readership matters and how,…

This blog post discusses an article by two George Mason Law librarians called “Hein, U.S. News, and How to Increase Citations.” Using a large dataset from Hein Online (a quarter-million law review articles published between 2015-2019), they tried to isolate…

Reflecting on a Pandemic Shutdown Year

[I prepared this statement for the Santa Clara University Library’s pandemic time-capsule.] Despite increasingly ominous news reports, work proceeded normally in January and February 2020. For example, in early February 2020, the law school held a major in-person conference called…

My Interview in the PLSO Newsletter

[I did this interview for the student newsletter produced by Santa Clara Law’s Privacy Law Student Organization (PLSO).] PLSO would like to congratulate our faculty advisor, Professor Eric Goldman, on his new role as Dean of Research here at Santa…