After much deliberation over many months and miles, I have finally made a decision: I will be a proud member of the Class of 2013 (!) at William & Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law. I couldn’t go wrong with the choices I had, but W&M just… feels right. It feels right the same way Davidson felt right in 2003, and every student, faculty member, and alum I’ve spoken with talks about W&M the same way my friends and I talk about Davidson. It is, in short, a very special place.
I have also accepted a fellowship with the law school’s Center for Legal and Court Technology. Among other things, I will be working with the CLCT’s website (which, I think you’ll agree, needs a major overhaul). I will likely serve in an editorial capacity, helping to get the word out about its various projects and accomplishments. Once I am up to speed, I want to look into launching the CLCT’s voice into the social networking world, where it can join the real-time conversation with its peer organizations. In addition to my first-year academics, it should be a lot of fun to continue some hands-on project work at the same time.
It sure will be tough to leave a dream job at Google at the end of July, but I am also excited to get back into full-time academics and continue my professional development. Moving across the country (literally) from San Francisco to tiny Williamsburg will also be tough, but I know this is the right move at the right time for me.
More details to come!