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  1. Wikis and law school

    The excellent Eric Goldman had a good post Tuesday about giving students grades for wikipedia content. This reminded me that ages ago I’d written that two of my classes were going to use wikis, but never followed up on it. picture: UC Berkeley Law School Quote, by ingridtaylar, used under CC-BY The classes I used…

  2. ending the celebration

    Law school, even when you’re done with it, has ways of beating you down. In this case, it is the lack of preparation for the bar. In the next two months, I have to learn several topics I hadn’t previously learned, and re-learn several topics about which I know a lot of theory and very…

  3. a good graduation day

    Besides actually graduating, it turns out that the faculty named me, along with Alex Middleton (below, the one without the beard ;) as winners of the Carroll Harper prize for excellence in intellectual property studies. A pleasant way to go out, and nice to have my family there for it.

  4. you know law journals may have ruined your mind forever if…

    A paper you’re editing has a not-very-useful citation for ‘the internet is faster than snail mail’. Do you: (1) say ‘really? we need to have a citation for that at all?’ and delete the cite, because, really, ‘the internet is faster than snail mail’ needs citation only slightly more than ‘humans breath air’. (2) spend…

  5. failures of the legal academy

    Because of this blog, I get an email every other month or so asking about law school- should I go? where should I go? etc. My responses are usually, frankly, fairly negative- I’ve had a fairly decent experience, but I think that is in large part for fairly unusual and idiosyncratic reasons. Via madisonian.net I…

  6. bad/good, paper-writing edition

    bad: I’m hating writing this paper, tentatively titled “Access Remedies after Open Standards: Can An “Open” Technology Be Successfully Regulated?” good: I got to write the following very satisfying footnote: “Indeed, their work is valuable primarily for the thorough and exemplary historical research presented in it; the conclusions drawn about software development processes reflect a…

  7. jury duty through end of January

    For those who haven’t heard, I’ve been seated on a criminal jury, in a fairly complex case that may last through the last week of January. On the down side, this is wreaking havoc on the beginning of my semester, but on the plus side I’m fulfilling a civic duty that I do strongly believe…

  8. nycinfolaw

    If you live in or around New York, and you’re interested in info/tech/’cyber’ law events, you should check out nycinfolaw.org. What was a drunken brainstorm about a year ago has turned into a calendar and mailing list- nothing fancy, but the important bits are there. The primary goal is to take the fractured events all…

  9. Durham, higher education, and me

    I’ll be in Durham this weekend; I’m not sure how much time I have free, but drop me a note if you’d like to grab a meal or beverage of choice. The formal reason I’ll be in Durham is to give a guest appearance at CompSci 82, Technical and Social Foundations of the Internet. I…