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…

Announcing 'Tech Edge JD,' a Major New Innovation in High Tech Legal Education

Announcing ‘Tech Edge JD,’ a Major New Innovation in High Tech Legal Education

Santa Clara Law recently announced the launch of a new certificate, the Tech Edge JD (abbreviated TEJD). The first cohort of TEJD students will start Fall 2018, and we are now accepting applications for the program. See the program’s website….

Santa Clara Law Alumni Magazine Coverage of the Privacy Law Certificate

The most recent edition of our alumni magazine has extensive coverage of our Privacy Law Certificate: * the feature/cover story: “Santa Clara Law Trains Privacy Law Professionals.” Among other highlights, the story captures some of the 2-decade-long bromance between me…

New Essay: ‘Writing Tenure Review Letters’

I’m pleased to announce the publication of a new essay, Writing Tenure Review Letters, 19 Green Bag 2d 357 (2016). The essay abstract: Tenure review letters are a crucial part of the tenure process, but academic communities don’t often discuss…

Talk on Evolving Trends In High Tech Legal Education (Cross-Post From My Other Blog)

Talk on Evolving Trends In High Tech Legal Education (Cross-Post From My Other Blog)

[Note: I don’t often cross-post to both of my blogs, but this topic cuts across both so I’m making the exception.] In April, I spoke at the British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association (BILETA) annual meeting at the…

Kaplan Is Hiring LSAT Prep Instructors. Should I Go For It?

Kaplan Is Hiring LSAT Prep Instructors. Should I Go For It?

I got the following unsolicited email today: My name is [redacted], and I’m part of the recruitment team at Kaplan Test Preparation, a national organization which helps its students prepare for standardized tests through classroom instruction and individual tutoring. I…

Q&A With Student Newspaper

I did an email interview with The Advocate, our law students’ newspaper. I tried to have some fun with it. The Q&A: 1. What is your favorite summer memory to date? The summer when I got my first real six-string….

Reflections on the Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference Series

Reflections on the Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference Series

A student reporter for our law school newspaper emailed me some questions about our Internet Law Work-in-Progress Conference. Writing up my thoughts reminded me that we lack a good historical repository for the conference. In this post, I’ll share my…

Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is...

Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is…

The U.S. News rankings of law schools casts a long shadow on the legal education industry. Although the “general” rankings get most of the attention, U.S. News also publishes rankings of various specializations–including a ranking of “intellectual property” programs. Anecdotally,…