My Experiences with the August 2022 Law Review Submission Window

I generally avoid the August submission window, but this year, I had two time-sensitive pieces that could not wait until the February window: (1) a co-authored piece with Dean Laura Norris recapping our experience with the Tech Edge JD program…

Newstex Interview About Blogging

I did an interview with Newstex, which syndicates my blog content, about my experiences as a content creator: What made you become a content creator? I started practicing law in 1994, at the beginning of the Dot Com boom. As…

Analyzing My SSRN Downloads by Topical Category

Analyzing My SSRN Downloads by Topical Category

I have posted 80 works to SSRN that collectively have generated over 60,000 downloads. This creates a dataset to play with. I categorized each of the 80 works into one of 11 topical categories. As you would expect, this classification…

Reflections on My Experience as a 1992 Summer Associate in Sidley & Austin’s LA Office

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…

The Story of Cooley Godward’s 1993 Summer Associate Class

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….

Notes from an Interview with a Journal’s Executive Article Editor

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

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…

Why I’m Teaching Internet Law Online This Fall

[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…

All of My Spotify Playlists

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…

Essay on “The Value of Readership as a Scholarly Metric”

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,…