This is probably the nerdiest post you’ll ever read on this site so strap in. (Huge thank you to Alex Handley and Jeff Cohen for collaborating w/me on this project!). It didn’t really hit me until second semester but I realized that Civil Procedure is really just akin to a trade carding game I’ve consistently […]
There are two things I’ve always really admired about Santa Clara Law that I think makes us stand out among other law schools. 1. Our collaborative environment (which is normally strange for law school) and 2. How willing upper-year and alumni students are to give back and help us rising professionals succeed. In an effort […]
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 […]
I could hardly believe it’s been a whole year but WordPress sure was prompt with that hosting bill… Aside from the monetary implications, here we are over 40 posts and 10,000 views later.
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 […]
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 […]
“Limit your exposure,” my dad would always warn me. 13 years later, I grew up and dedicated my career to doing the exact opposite. My obsession with the Internet started at a pretty young age – which is scary considering how much shit was on the Internet back then before the massive efforts to protect […]
Prompted by some of my current tasking at work, I went on a journey through Google’s history of research publications. Come join me on my quest to become a better back-end developer!
This morning, my husband and I tackled the Angel Island half-marathon which will now go down as the most challenging race I have ever completed. Like a good law student, I failed to read the rules of the race and to my great dismay at the starting line, I found out headphones were completely […]
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 […]