I’m TA’ing Internet Law (Again)

meme stolen from: The Crisis of Online Contract (As Told in 10 Memes) by Prof. Eric Goldman

I’m excited to share that I just signed on to TA Prof. Goldman’s Fall 2021 Internet Law class! This will be my second time TAing the course. More here. Below is the announcement I shared this evening with the class.

Class Related

I will try to attend most of the virtual lectures. If you have any logistics questions during class, you can feel free to send me a private message over Zoom. I encourage you to ask any substantive Internet law questions publicly / during class so that your colleagues have the opportunity to learn from you too. 

Last Fall, I primarily worked with students by hosting informal office hours to review any of the course topics or prepare for the exam. I am more than happy to continue hosting those office hours if they are helpful. If you’re interested in a review session (in-person or Zoom), contact me and we can set up some time. I’m also happy to answer any one-off Q’s over chat / phone! 

Additionally, I have taken every single one of Prof. Goldman’s practice exams (yes, all 24). I created this outline (Fall 2019) based on his casebook, lecture notes, and past exams. (my 2020 answer and 2019 answer). I am currently updating my outline for 2021 which I hope to publish soon. In the meantime, I’m always happy to run through practice answers. 

In my opinion, this is one of the most useful courses you will take in law school. If you’re getting ready to graduate, this class is an excellent refresher of many bar exam topics. If you’re pursuing a career in tech law, you will need to know all of the information presented in this course in order to be a competent Internet lawyer. (In fact, I always keep the casebook on hand in my current role). All of this is to say, I suggest you really try to engage with the materials (and your colleagues) while you’re here. 

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for grading any course materials (papers, quizzes, exams, etc.). Any grade disputes should go directly to Prof. Goldman. 

About Me

For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Jess Miers (aka the girl with the tech law tattoo 😜). I just recently graduated from SCU Law back in May. This will be my second time TA’ing this course and I’m looking forward to working with each of you. As many of you may know, this course has always had a special place in my heart, inspiring my career in tech policy and the creation of the Internet Law Student Organization

Like many of you, I grew up with the Internet, and I remain just as excited and hopeful about it as I did when I was a kid, just discovering email for the first time. Today, I channel my love for the Internet and tech into being one of the most vocal defenders of online speech and access to information. That is why I continue to advocate for speech-enhancing and exceptional Internet laws like Section 230

During my 3L summer last year, I joined Google full time as a legal policy specialist in Trust & Safety. That is a “JD Advantage” role. In other words, the role requires legal knowledge / expertise, and preferably, a law degree. As a policy specialist, I was responsible for all of the operational, implementation, and enforcement aspects of content moderation for the products in my portfolio. This past May, I transferred to Google’s Government Affairs & Public Policy team. As a public policy analyst (another J.D. Advantage role), I engage directly with governments, policymakers, and key opinion formers around the world on intermediary liability topics (like Section 230!). 

If you’re interested in learning more about JD Advantage roles in Internet law and tech policy, I’m always open to those conversations. In the meantime, check out the following resources: 

JD Advantage Careers In Trust & Safety

The Trust & Safety Professional Association (TSPA) Job Board

Employment Outcomes for Privacy Law Certificate Earners

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