It’s been a busy several weeks. With some time to kill during Spring Break, here’s what’s new!
I was selected as the Managing Editor for Volume 54 of the William and Mary Law Review. I’ve spent the past month putting together the year-long publication schedule, which I must say is quite the complex task. The publication process begins in a few weeks; in the meantime I’ll be doing editor training, putting together resources and templates for the staff, and getting ready for a year of hard but rewarding work.
Claire and I went with another couple (John and Patricia) to Asheville this weekend for the Southern Conference basketball tournament. Davidson won, in an epic double overtime match-up against Western Carolina. Claire and I also went to the Biltmore Estate, and John, Patricia, and I went for a good long hike in Montreat. There were a few inches of snow on the ground during the hike, but it wasn’t bad, and as you can see the spectacular view from the top was very much worth it:
That picture was taken using the panorama feature of my Galaxy Nexus. Not bad for an Android phone, huh?
My brother Wilson will be returning from deployment in the next few weeks. Hard to believe he’s done already! He’ll have some time off in order to move across the country to Charleston for his next assignment: nuclear power school. It’ll be great to have him closer by for a little bit!
I’m looking forward to the summer, which I’ll spend at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Currently looking for somewhere to live in June and July — let me know if you have any leads!
As a graduate fellow with the Center for Legal & Court Technology, my role for the past year has been to work with my colleagues to design, build, and launch a new website for CLCT. We finally launched this weekend.
Have a look:
I spent some time last night modifying the site design here. I’m pretty pleased with it.
I’ve implemented new fonts by way of the Google Web Fonts collection, which is really neat. The titles and post text are in Quattrocentro, while the meta text and sidebar text are in Quattrocentro Sans. I also fiddled with padding and borders, which I think makes the site a little friendlier on the eyes and scannable. Finally, on each post page, I’ve added social elements: the Twitter “tweet” button and the Google +1 button.
I’ve also made some other adjustments in the past few months. In particular, you may have noticed the hyphenation in post text. This comes via a plug-in called Hyphenator. It’s not always perfect, but I think it works rather nicely overall. The categories and archives are also new and — to the extent that such things can be — fun. They come via the Collapsing Archives and Collapsing Categories plug-ins.
Let me know your thoughts!
It’s over! This morning I put an end to my first year of law school when I handed in my law journal write-on competition packet (funny story: the topic was copyright). The past two months have been pretty exhausting, but I’m glad to be done and looking forward to getting to San Francisco for the summer. Adventures will include hiking Half Dome, river rafting, probably another cross-country drive at the end of the summer… oh yeah, and helping defend teh internetz.
I also wanted to point to this announcement that I received first place in the annual legal writing competition for first year students at William & Mary. No one actually knew this competition existed until after we had turned in our required research memorandums, so it was a pleasant surprise to receive this award. Not a big fan of the picture they chose to use, but, hey, what can you do?
I’m excited to share that I’ll be spending the summer as a legal intern with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in San Francisco. I’m not sure yet what I’ll be specifically working on, but I’ll generally be conducting research, drafting briefs and memoranda, and otherwise lending a hand wherever I can be useful. I’m looking forward to a great summer of hard work and lots of learning!