Decision: William & Mary Law School

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!


  1. Hey, con­grats on choos­ing W&M. I went on a long law-school road­trip, and ended up embrac­ing W&M as well. From the detailed 2009 employ­ment stats to the cam­pus and the facil­i­ties and the con law focus, I just feel like it was prob­a­bly the best school for me. Plus, I think Williams­burg will be the per­fect place to spend 3 years — serene, peace­ful, per­fect for study­ing and inter­act­ing with nature.

    I also received a fel­low­ship, though I’m not sure pre­cisely where I’ll be assigned yet.

    Any­ways, good luck, and I’ll see you in August.

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