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Published: 8 months ago

The San Diego Lawyers Club Take Your Child to Work Day Luncheon

I’m moderating!  Because when legal organizations need a hefty intellectual to navigate through the merits of the Rule Against Perpetuities with pre-teens, I’m the guy they call.   Come on down! Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ Noon Bristol Hotel, 1055 1st Avenue, San Diego …

Published: 8 months ago

Game of Thrones Theme Song on the Accordion with Naruwan Taiko

It was an honor to accordion-bomb the stupendous Naruwan Taiko troupe in San Diego, which is led by my friend and ninja, Diana Wu. I’m hoping this sparks the latest hashtag and hot trend: #AccordionBombing. But thus far, there has yet to be any …

Published: 1 year ago

My One-Year Old Son Helps With The Crossword

Published: 1 year ago

Let Us Gather, My Fellow Inch Worms

When I need inspiration, guidance, or wisdom (which is always), I often look to the words of June Jordan.  (The photo of us above was taken in my San Francisco flat back in 2000.) Today, I re-read my favorite book of her poetry, Kissing …

Published: 1 year ago

Washington Supreme Court’s Sweeping Call to Fix Racial Bias in Jury Selection

As the Seattle Times reports: Justices on the Washington Supreme Court on Thursday decried what they described as persistent racial bias in jury selection and called for new protections against it, possibly including the abolition of a legal tradition that dates back more than …

Published: 1 year ago

My Collection of Pez Dispensers

I’ve been collecting Pez Dispensers since 1987. I’ve had a mild-to-crazy obsession with these little pieces of plastic since my childhood and have slowly amassed a militia of over a thousand different dispensers. Here, below, are pictures of part of my collection, which exists …

Published: 1 year ago

Spotify Playlist: Lullaby Music That Helps The Baby Sleep But Doesn’t Make Me Homicidal

For some reason, somebody decided that babies like to sleep to music that feels right at home in a horror movie. To remedy this, I made a playlist of quiet songs that we listen to when we need/hope our younger son to sleep.  Here …

Published: 2 years ago

The Happy Island Song

If I’m going to publicly debut my ukulele-playing skills, I might as well do it with 150 children backing me up. (P.S. This is not an original composition. We’re performing a song written by New York singer-songwriter Mike Soloway.)

Published: 2 years ago

Teacher of the Year?

I just found out I won this year’s USD School of Law “Teacher of the Year” award, a distinction voted on by the student body and bestowed to a single faculty member! I’m not sure I deserve it, but I am incredibly honored and …

Published: 2 years ago

Best. Lunchbox. Ever.

I received this gift from my soon-to-graduate law students in Section 17B who were in my class when they were 1Ls. As a collector of metal lunch boxes, I can say that this one is priceless.

Published: 2 years ago

One Definition of Privilege

When information about a bombing suspect is first announced and you don’t worry whether he looks, talks, or prays like you.

Published: 2 years ago

My Office Has A Mayor

I recently learned that “Office Of Junichi Semitsu – Professor Of Law By Day, Samurai By Night” is a location that one can check into on Foursquare.  Thankfully, the keys have yet to be given to the Mayor of my office.