Interview About Law Schools and LegalTech

[I’m continuing my efforts to clear my backlog of stuck blog post drafts. I completed this interview for a foreign magazine last year, but it never published the interview and may not be in business any more….]: Please tell us…

Santa Clara Law's Programs Earn Honors from Bloomberg Law

Santa Clara Law’s Programs Earn Honors from Bloomberg Law

Bloomberg Law launched an inaugural “Law School Innovation Program” award to recognize “pioneering educational innovations that benefit their students, their schools, and the legal field.” It’s a great honor to report that Santa Clara Law’s Privacy Law Certificate was recognized…

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…

Observations from My First Time Teaching Online

In Fall 2020, I taught my Internet Law course online, using Zoom for synchronous sessions and Canvas as the course management software. I had taught Internet Law 23 times in physical space, but this was my first time teaching any…

My Interview About Law Students and Mentoring

[Introduction: I prepared this interview for Nyssa Chopra‘s “Mentor in Law” August 2020 newsletter. I encourage students to subscribe!] What subject(s) do you teach? I teach Internet Law, Intellectual Property, and Advertising Law. What is one myth you’d bust about…

Curriculum Proliferation [Repost from Concurring Opinions’ Archive]

[In 2007, I guest-blogged at the group law professor blog Concurring Opinions. With the demise of that blog, I am now archiving my guest posts on my own blog. This post first appeared on January 16, 2007.] As part of my…

Favorite Holiday-Themed Cases [Repost from Concurring Opinions’ Archive]

In 2007, I guest-blogged at the group law professor blog Concurring Opinions. With the demise of that blog, I am now archiving my guest posts on my own blog. This post first appeared on January 11, 2007.] I can’t imagine doing…

Employment Outcomes for Privacy Law Certificate Earners at Santa Clara Law (Cross-Post)

[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…

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

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…

Goodbye Bannan Hall, Hello Charney Hall!

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…