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….

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…

Some Good News: I’ll Be On Sabbatical In 2015-16

I’ll be on sabbatical for the entire academic year 2015-16. I’m excited because it comes at a crucial time for me both personally and professionally. I’ll teach my last class at the end of April and then teach again starting…

How My Wife's Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

How My Wife’s Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

My wife was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2014. Obviously, this has been a devastating development for her, but it’s had pretty significant implications for me too. In this post, I’ll explain what my wife’s lung cancer…

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,…