My Upcoming Tedx Talk at SCU

I’m excited to announce that I have been selected to give a Tedx talk about Section 230 and content moderation on February 28th at Santa Clara University (time/location tbd). Below is the abstract I submitted to be considered and, now, a teaser for the 18 minute talk. I also submitted my blog post about Internet […]

What’s Next: Tackling Anxiety

With grades coming out this week, I thought it would be important to discuss how the stress of law school can impact your mental health and ways to manage those 2 a.m. thoughts. Stress Anxiety: Grades First, I want to emphasize how normal it is to experience anxiety, especially as a law student, and that […]

Thoughts on the CISSP (Guest)

  Guest Post by Santa Clara Law colleague, Kim Wallace What is the CISSP? The Certified Information Systems Security Professional credential, CISSP, is a cybersecurity certification developed and administered by the non-profit International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, a.k.a. (ISC)2. While security certifications proliferate today, CISSP was the first and remains the most well-known. Two […]

Consistent Incremental Progress

Consistent incremental progress is, most of the time, just as good as occasional massive advancement. So, in the spirit of New Year’s Eve and all associated traditions, I’ve chosen to rethink how I go about the new year.

Internet Emotionalism

The Declaration on the Principles of the Law Governing the Internet is yet another bleak reminder of how far we’ve strayed from Internet Exceptionalism and John Perry Barlow’s 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace Compare: “You claim there are problems among us that you need to solve. You use this claim as an excuse […]

Encryption Mythbusters

This post is not just for technical people: it’s a discussion about what encryption is and how we can bust a few myths going around in the media.  No matter your job title, it’s always good to know the signs of bad security so that even if you can’t fix it yourself, you can throw a fit until someone else does.

You are not alone

If you find yourself relating with the above image, trust me, you are not alone. Last night I hit my breaking point. Between constant networking events and informational interviews, student org duties/responsibilities, re-drafting my resume for the 50th time, social circle drama, anxiety over readings, studying/practicing (or lack thereof), and the occasional self-doubt, I’ll be […]