The essays on this site are either written by me or by people I know. Please note that I don’t endorse any of the opinions on this site necessarily: sometimes I write articles making an argument I don’t believe in to explore a topic or to make a point. The purpose of these essays is to bring up ideas to encourage thought. I reserve the right to change my mind about something or to contradict myself.
I am a 31 year old, white male law student. Kinda boring, I know.
I don’t play for team red or team blue, just fyi. (I refuse to call them Democrats or Republicans).
I have great interest in law, technology, statistics, and policy. I was a math major and taught high school math for 5 years before I went to law school. I decided to switch careers because I wanted something more intellectually stimulating than baby-sitting (which high school education has sadly become to a large extent). I did enjoy teaching because, but the value of the work seemed much too little for the pay off (both monetarily and emotionally).
I plan to go in to intellectual property law. I was a summer intern at the Electronic Frontier Foundation in San Francisco last summer. You should check them out and give them money. They deserve it. I will be a summer associate at a law firm out in California, and i can’t wait to get out of NYC. It’s such a strange place.
I have long been an advocate for open source software. I have been playing with Linux for years, and I love it. I am an Android fanatic. Open source provides a model of how freely-shared information is great for society, and can be profitable.