Speed-Networking in the Virtual World

Tomorrow, SCU Law’s OCM department is hosting a speed-networking event geared towards recreating some of the offline mixers we were once blessed to have in-person. With that, I’ve received several questions from 1Ls about how they can make the most of that experience. I did a write-up about virtual networking earlier this year. These are […]

Networking in the “New Normal”

Usually around early March, I start receiving a lot of calls from anxious incoming students. Here’s what I’ve realized about this year’s 1Ls: I don’t envy any of them. 1L year is already a challenging experience; adding a global pandemic to the mix only ratchets up the difficulty from hard to expert mode.  Of these […]

No More Sticky Notes

  Productivity has been the bane of my existence. For starters, my new role has a ton of moving parts (surprise: Google is demanding). Additionally, WFH severely undermines my ability to concentrate. A colleague recently noticed my silent cries for help and shared his Google Sheet with me for tracking and prioritizing projects/tasks. Let me […]

Dear First Years

[This is a cross post of a submission I recently did for Santa Clara Law’s “Remote News” series. For this issue, 2Ls and 3Ls were asked to answer a few questions for incoming 1Ls. The article was titled “Dear First Years.”] — The one thing I wish someone would have told me on the first […]

How Can I Prepare for Law School?

  The short answer: you can’t. If you’re anything like me, you’re likely not satisfied with that answer. I certainly wasn’t. I get it. I’m a naturally anxious person – so every day I wasn’t doing something productive during my 0L summer, I was fretting. Sound familiar? I have some good news. There’s actually a […]

SCU Law COVID-19 Updates (Live Blog)

Hello SCU Family! I plan to use this blog post to offer some transparency and share live updates throughout the lockdown. I’ll be updating regularly so please check back. As a member of the Student Affairs Committee, I hear your concerns. As always, you can feel free to message me on any social media service, email […]

Dear 1L Jess

With Santa Clara Law about to kick off their orientation this week, I thought now would be a good time to finally write this post: A letter to my 1L self. Dear 1L Jess, So you decided to go to law school. Why? I don’t mean that as in “why would you do this to […]

My Patent Bar Rejection Story

The USPTO asked for comments regarding the under-representation of women and minority groups in the patent system as part of a study they must conduct per the SUCCESS Act. Santa Clara Law Professor, Eric Goldman, and I responded along with 22 other signatories.  — Last weekend, I accomplished another exciting career milestone: co-authoring and publishing […]