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…

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…

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…

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,…

How to Increase Law Review Article Citations

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

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

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…

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…