A Recap of My Academic Accomplishments (2021)

This is a recap of all the talks, presentations, and publications I’ve done this year. This year was especially interesting for me given my recent switch to a career in public policy. Like with any public facing role, it is often difficult to cleave your personal and academic profile from your professional profile. In other words, my switch to public policy meant being a lot more careful about how I present myself in public settings, including my social media presence. With that, I turned down many speaking engagements after May this year (also because I was studying for the California bar). Additionally, there were a few presentations I gave this year that I feel were not my best. However, I recognize that speaking publicly (and professionally) brings with it a new learning curve and new opportunities for me to improve. 

I look forward to entertaining more speaking engagements next year. I especially love any opportunities to guest lecture at law schools specifically on intermediary liability topics. Lastly, I look forward to continuing to build out my academic portfolio. 

Publications 

All of the below publications were authored in my personal / academic capacity and do not represent the opinions of my current and previous employers. 

Internet Law Outline (Fall 2021), self-published, November 24, 2021

Online Account Terminations/Content Removals And The Benefits of Internet Services Enforcing Their House Rules, (Co-authored w/Prof. Eric Goldman), Journal of Free Speech Law, August 27, 2021

The real deal on impostor syndrome? You belong here, ABA For Law Students, August 26, 2021

Regulating Internet Services by Size (Co-authored w/Prof. Eric Goldman), Competition Policy International, Antitrust Chronicle, May 25, 2021

Must Carry Reforms Won’t Fix the Internet, But They Could Destroy It, Jurist, Feb 1, 2021

Notable Blog Posts

All of the below posts were authored in my personal / academic capacity and do not represent the opinions of my current and previous employers. 

My Ultimate Bar-Prep Exam Guide: How I Passed the CA Bar Exam While Working Full-Time, December 5, 2021 

I Passed The California Bar Exam. Abolish It, November 14, 2021

Things I Wish I Knew When I Was A 1L, (soyouwenttolawschool.com), August 14, 2021

Resilience, a post about graduating law school during a global pandemic, May 21, 2021

Speaking Engagements

All of the below speaking engagements (and associated slide decks) were done in my personal / academic capacity and do not represent the opinions of my current and previous employers. 

Careers in Intellectual Property Law Panel, University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, November 15, 2021

Presentation w/Prof. Goldman on The Benefits of Internet Services Enforcing Their House Rules, The Internet Law Student Organization at Santa Clara Law, November 9, 2021 [Slides]

Journal of Free Speech Law Panel, UCLA Institute for Technology, Law & Policy Institute, November 8, 2021 (presentation with Prof. Goldman on our recent paper, Slides)

Presentation w/Prof. Goldman on How the Current Legal Landscape Safeguards Free Expression Online and Empowers Internet Services to Responsibly Manage Content, Internet Law Committee Meeting for the Media Law Resource Center, October 25, 2021 [Website, Slides]

An Overview of Section 230 Guest Lecture, UCLA, October 4, 2021 [Slides]

An Overview of Section 230 Guest Lecture,  University of New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce School of Law, September 27, 2021 [Slides

Exploring the Section 230 Debate (Panel), The Internet Law Student Organization at Santa Clara Law, September 20, 2021

An Overview of SESTA/FOSTA Guest Lecture, Willamette University College of Law, September 9, 2021 [Slides

Panel on J.D. Advantage Careers, Tech Edge J.D. Program at Santa Clara Law, August 6, 2021

The Difference Between Safe Harbors and Immunities (512/230 lecture), Saint Louis University School of Law, (Guest Lecture for Prof. Yvette Joy Liebesman’s Copyright class), April 13, 2021 [Slides

Section 230 and Video Game Law, Georgetown Law, (Guest Lecture for Prof. Ben Golant’s Video Game Law class), March 8, 2021 [Slides]

Introduction to Section 230, University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication, (Guest Lecture for Prof. Christopher Terry’s Internet Law class), February 15, 2021 [Slides]

A Discussion about Section 230 w/Jess Miers & Prof. Eric Goldman, California Lawyers Association: Technology, Internet and Privacy Interest Group, February 10, 2021 [Our slides]

Digital Track | The Struggle is Real With Content Moderation, The ABA 26th Annual Conference of the Forum on Communications Law, January 28, 2021 (I spoke as a Section 230 expert. Slides)

Falling in Love with Internet Law with Jess Miers, Lawvely Podcast episode about Section 230 and my law school journey, January 27, 2021 (Apple podcast/Spotify podcast)

Election Mis/Disinformation (Panel Moderator), Internet Law & Policy Foundry, January 21, 2021

Section 230 Panel w/Jess Miers and Rep. Chris Cox, Young Voices, January 21, 2021

Other Professional Engagements / Accomplishments 

Admitted to the California State Bar

Teaching Assistant for Prof. Eric Goldman’s Internet Law Class (Fall 2021) 

Advisor for the Trust and Safety Professional Association 

Mentor for the Tech Edge J.D. Program at Santa Clara Law 

Mentor for the Internet Law and Policy Foundry Policy Hackathon 

Board Member of the Internet Law Advisory Committee at the Markkula Center for Ethics

Upcoming Engagements 

Works in Progress for Intellectual Property Scholars Colloquium (WIPIP) at Saint Louis University School of Law [February 18-19] 

Internet Law Year in Review w/Ian Ballon and Prof. Eric Goldman, Internet Law Student Organization at Santa Clara Law [February 24] 

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