Internet Law & IP Survey

Internet Law | Fall 2019 (Goldman) When you have the opportunity to take a law school class with the world’s leading expert in the field/thought-leader, you take it. For obvious reasons, this was hands-down my favorite and the most valuable course I’ve taken in law school. Not only will you cover all of the important […]

What’s New With ILSO Spring 2020

This semester, the SCU Internet Law Student Organization (ILSO) is shifting our focus to professional development. You came here to get a job – we’re here to help. Here’s how: New Slack Workspace (Professional Development Goal: Networking) All ILSO student members should have received a link last week to join our new Slack workspace. To […]

The Internet is not the Greatest Invention in the World

If you’re at all familiar with Aaron Sorkin’s HBO show “Newsroom,” you’ve probably seen the famous monologue delivered by main character, Will McAvoy, a brilliant yet cold, brooding, ratings-obsessed nightly news anchor for the fictional Atlantic Cable News (ACN) Network. “It’s not the greatest country in the world,” McAvoy sharply retorts to a naive college […]

Summer Recap: #Tweagle #Tern

  I hope this post is helpful in a few ways: 1. in providing insight into what an in-house legal internship at a large tech company looks like; 2. in shedding some light on some alternative career paths that aren’t often higlighted in law school; and 3. in giving an update as to what I’m […]

Internet Law Paper 1: Why Internet Law?

  Surprise surprise, I’m taking Internet law this semester — the only reason I wanted to go to law school in the first place. In an effort to help students “fall back in love with writing” the course requires us to write several non-legal-memo style papers about topics in Internet law (go figure). Because I […]

Section 230: A Story From the Kink Community

artist credit: Victor Crispim Jess’s Note: Earlier this month, Senator Blackburn analogized the Internet to a pervert’s van filled with candy used to lure and kidnap children. Which left me wondering, how did we go from the “Internet is a unique and wholly new medium” to the Internet is a pedo-van? As a zealous and […]

Senator Hawley’s Proposal to End Support for Internet Speech

Republican Senator Josh Hawley, an ironically self-described proponent of free speech, proposed the “Ending Support For Internet Censorship” Act this week, ultimately geared towards destroying the Internet and perpetuating censorship. As Prof. Mark Lemley put it, the bill should really be called the Promote Our Republican Nazis (PORN) act “since its goal is to promote […]