Santa Clara Law Alumni at Silicon Valley Companies

Our alumni magazine had a little feature about the number of Santa Clara Law alums at various Silicon Valley institutions. Unfortunately, the way they presented the data wasn’t intuitive to me, so I reorganized the data. Our school prides itself…

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…

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

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…

My mom was a real estate investor, and after her death I assumed responsibility for a portfolio of 15 real estate properties to manage and sell. This is the first of a series of posts where I’ll share some lessons…

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…

Newly Listed: Well-Located Palm Springs Condo

Our latest listing is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Palm Springs. This condo has played an especially important role in my life. When I lived in LA from 1985-94, I would frequently visit this condo on weekends and…

Newly Listed: Dreamy Santa Barbara Riviera Home With Views You'll Never Forget

My mom owned numerous beautiful homes over her lifetime–homes that many of us would classify as “dream homes.” Among this elite collection of real estate, her Santa Barbara home remains my clear all-time favorite. It wasn’t the largest home she…

Newly Listed: Fabulous Los Altos House In Incredible Location

In 2014, my mom relocated from Sacramento to Los Altos to help our family cope with Lisa’s cancer. (As I’ve mentioned before, the plan unfortunately didn’t work out as we’d hoped). Given her situation, most people would have expected my…

According to KnowYourMeme, a “PROTIP is a term often used in forums and comments to preface snarky, obvious, counterintuitive, or sometimes genuine advice for the novice.” I have offered numerous protips over the past half-decade, ranging from snarky to genuine….