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,…

Reflecting On 8 Years As HTLI Director

Reflecting On 8 Years As HTLI Director

We recently announced that Brian Love is joining me as co-director of the High Tech Law Institute. This is a good news/bad news announcement. Brian is a terrific talent, and I’m thrilled to work with him. However, given that he’s…

Self-Publishing A Legal Casebook: An Ebook Success Story (Forbes Cross-Post)

I co-authored a casebook on Advertising and Marketing Law with Prof. Rebecca Tushnet of Georgetown Law. Last July, we self-published the casebook as an ebook via Scribd and Gumroad. Drawing on the past 14 months of data, this post explains…

Pursuing a Career in Advertising Law

This post discusses how law students might pursue a career in advertising law. Immediately after law school, the two most likely advertising law job options are: 1) a position at a private law firm that has an advertising law department….

Note to Law Students: A Way to Jumpstart Your Job Search

The New York Times has a nice feature on Joshua Fisher, a Minnesota Law 3L who runs “dodgerdivorce.com,” which tracks every detail in the messy divorce between the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Through his blog coverage, Fisher has…

How to Win a Legal Writing Competition in 3 Surprisingly Easy Steps

I have been an organizer and grader for a number of writing competitions over the years. Collectively, I’ve reviewed dozens of writing competition submissions, some good, most not so good. This post provides you with a three-step protocol for legal…

Life as an AALS Section Chair

In 2009, I had the privilege of serving as the chair of the AALS Law & Computers section. Doing so was quite an honor, and I was flattered to be asked. Although I’m glad I had the experience, perhaps it’s…

Offering Students a Graded Wiki Option—My Experiences, and Some Lessons

Last semester in Cyberspace Law, I gave students the option to write a wiki entry for a portion of their grade. I was inspired to offer this option based on my dystopian assessments of Wikipedia’s labor model. In my paper,…