Recap of My Writing Projects From 2017

I’m doing my faculty activity report for 2017. My wife’s health has been stable, and that has fueled a productive year for writing. Here’s my list of works produced/completed since Jan. 1, 2017: Scholarship Emojis and the Law (draft in…

Spring 2018 Travel/Speaking Schedule

I’m not teaching this semester and I’m doing more business travel, so I have a few trips planned this semester, including: * February 22, Washington DC. I’m speaking at the Federal Communications Law Journal symposium on state regulation of privacy….

Photos from Recent Travels + Upcoming Speaking/Travel Plans

Photo albums from some of my trips this year: * In April, Lisa and I traveled to Sonoma and Mendocino * In June, I took my son on a father-son bonding trip to Manhattan (his first time in NYC!) *…

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…

I've Been Bobble-ized...And You Can Win "Me"

I’ve Been Bobble-ized…And You Can Win “Me”

When I directed the High Tech Law Institute, slinkies were my schwag of choice. With the peaceful transition of HTLI leadership to Brian Love, our schwag of choice changed to…bobbleheads. Two years ago, the HTLI produced a bobblehead of Federal…

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…

PROJECT COMPLETE: I've Finished Selling My Mom's Real Estate Portfolio

PROJECT COMPLETE: I’ve Finished Selling My Mom’s Real Estate Portfolio

In addition to the emotional consequences, my mom’s death in April 2015 put a big workload onto my plate–including managing and liquidating her portfolio of 15 real estate properties. That has proven to be one of the most complicated and…

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…

Remembering Greg Lastowka (1968-2015)

On the same day I lost my mom, I also lost a close colleague: Greg Lastowka, a law professor at Rutgers-Camden Law School. Greg was one of the leading Internet Law scholars in the world, and our paths crossed countless…

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….