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…

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…

Spring 2020 Speaking and Travel Schedule

I’m not teaching this semester, so I have a flexible schedule. As always, if I’m going to be in your neighborhood and you’d like to connect, let me know. Jan. 23-24: UCLA conference on algorithmic criminal justice Feb. 6: Developed/The…

Some Personal Good News: I Received SCU's Highest Award for Scholarly Achievement

Some Personal Good News: I Received SCU’s Highest Award for Scholarly Achievement

I am the 2019 recipient of Santa Clara University’s “Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship,” the University‚Äôs highest award for scholarly achievement by a professor who has been on the SCU faculty for more than 10 years. (I joined the…

My Spring 2019 Presentation/Travel Schedule

Here’s my upcoming speaking/travel schedule (note I’m not teaching this semester): January 18, Sacramento: California Chamber of Commerce legislative staffer briefing on the California Consumer Privacy Act January 30, SCU: closed-door faculty workshop on my next big paper, Content Moderation…