My First Mother's Day Without My Mom (Gail Schlachter Hauser 1943-2015)

I know Mother’s Day is supposed to be about moms, but please indulge me as I describe it from a son’s perspective. As a Jewish son, Mother’s Day has always been a difficult day. After all, Jewish babies start out…

Signs That My Mom Is Still Thinking of Us (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)

It’s comforting to think of my mom’s soul watching over us and sending us occasional signs or reminders of her love for us. On the day of my mom’s burial service, I noted three unusual “coincidences” that might have been…

My Mom's Idea of a "Really Good Day" (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)

My mom filled out an advance healthcare directive before her death. We didn’t need to use it, but the fact we had it provided us (as loved ones) great comfort that we wouldn’t have to guess about my mom’s preferences….

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…

Details on the Celebration of Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser's Life

Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser died tragically and unexpectedly on April 27, 2015. On May 17, 2015, 4-6 pm, we will celebrate her life at Congregation Beth Am (Los Altos Hills) in the Beit Kehillah Room. Although the EventBrite system refers…

Initial Reflections on Losing a Parent (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)

My mom was a survivor. She always seemed to overcome every challenge she encountered. So when I dropped her off Monday morning for a routine biopsy that the doctor said had a 1% mortality rate, I never imagined she would…

My Mom Died: Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015

I’m devastated to report the death of my mother, Dr. Gail Schlachter Hauser, yesterday at the age of 72. She died unexpectedly during what we thought would be a routine biopsy. She is survived by her husband Stuart, her children…

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

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…

Slinky Interview for Hsu Untied

Last summer, I interviewed with Richard Hsu, a partner at Shearman & Sterling, as part of his series of interviews about lawyers with unusual hobbies. Naturally, we discussed my love for slinkies. Listen to the interview. The Recorder recently interviewed…