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,…

Lung Cancer Isn’t Just Life-Changing. It’s Community-Changing (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

Lung Cancer Isn’t Just Life-Changing. It’s Community-Changing (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

Being diagnosed with cancer terrifies all of us. In the best case, a cancer diagnosis involves painful or sickening treatments. In the worst case, a cancer diagnosis is an imminent death sentence. Either way, a cancer diagnosis instantly changes the…

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…

Why I No Longer Respond to Unsolicited Inquiries About Legal Matters

Several times a week, I get emails (and occasionally phone calls) from people inquiring about legal topics and asking me a question. If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve made such an inquiry to me. Often, due to my…

Winter 2014 Conference Schedule

Here’s my upcoming roster of conferences and speaking engagements. As always, please let me know if you’d like to connect when I’m in your area: * January 30: Whittier Law School (Orange County), “Why State Legislatures Shouldn’t Regulate Internet Privacy.”…

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…