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Published: 10 years ago

Women of Color in Law Luncheon: “In Search of Love: Conversations with Women of Color in Law About The Politics of Personal Relationships”

  I will be moderating this event, which promises to be the liveliest legal luncheon ever. More info:

Published: 10 years ago

LAF-OFF: The All-Stars Edition

Against my better judgment, I agreed to participate again in this year’s LAF-OFF (Lawyers Are Funny) stand-up comedy competition for lawyers to raise money for the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program. For those who want to witness my potential epic fail, I’ll be taking …

Published: 11 years ago

My Appearance on Soul Train

Back in 1993, one of my friends, Suraya Fadel, was a regular dancer on Soul Train. When we went out clubbing, Suraya was always amused at my antics on the dance floor. So one weekend, she invited me to join her on the show. …

Published: 12 years ago

Reviewed on JOTWELL

I’m quite honored that Prof. Ann Bartow took the time to read my “From Facebook to Mug Shot” article and wrote a kind review on JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots). Ann, I hope to meet you some day, as well!

Published: 12 years ago

What A Traditional Master of Ceremonies at a Japanese-Korean Wedding Reception Looks Likes

Congrats to the Wookudas!  

Published: 13 years ago

Best Quotes of 2009

As I’ve done for the past few years, I wrote down all the unbelievable, outrageous, inspiring, insipid, bewildering, or hilarious statements made this calendar year. Enjoy.   “Um, you guys said that we, um, did this for the show.” – Six-year-old Falcon “Balloon Boy” …

Published: 14 years ago

20 More Facts That Are Difficult to Believe

1. A Brazilian ad agency proposed the above ad for the World Wildlife Fund that shows a horde of planes diving towards lower Manhattan’s skyscrapers. (The WWF rejected the ad, but somehow it leaked.) 2. A White House report suggests that between 30-50 percent …

Published: 14 years ago

Another 20 Facts That Are Difficult to Believe

This baby is no longer available for full-frontal nude photography     1. The infant on the cover of Nirvana’s Nevermind album is now 17 years old.   2. Over three months later, the state of Minnesota is still unable to determine who won …

Published: 14 years ago

Best Quotes of 2008

Yet again, staying true to my OCD, I wrote down all the unbelievable, outrageous, inspiring, insipid, bewildering, or hilarious statements made this calendar year. Enjoy. – JPS   “It is the best summary of his presidency, which is: everything looks perfect from his point …

Published: 15 years ago

Your Criminal Record, A Click Away

  Despite being someone who doesn’t seem to mind displaying much of his personal life in public fora, I am deeply troubled by our exponentially eroding privacy rights.   The latest website stripping away walls is http://www. criminalsearches. com. (I don’t want to directly …

Published: 15 years ago

The Cost of Sounding Black

    When I teach my Race and the Law course, I devote at least a day to the topic of accent discrimination, which I consider one of the most understudied and under-reported phenomena in the United States.  Thankfully, a new paper by University …

Published: 17 years ago

Guest on KPBS’s “These Days”