Thanks to Dan and the rest of the Faculty Lounge team for inviting me to be a guest blogger. The Lounge and its counterparts have been important in making feel connected to the American academy since a late life turn to teaching, and it’s exciting to be able to be part of it.
I’m writing this from Shenzhen, China (the 15 million person city right next to Hong Kong that didn’t exist 35 years ago), where I teach Civ Pro, Professional Responsibility and Cross Cultural Negotiations at the Peking University School of Transnational Law (we’re hiring, btw). Prior to that, I had been a big firm equity partner before spending the better part of a decade running a venture funded internet start-up through the ups, downs and recovery of the internet economy. My scholarship lately has tended toward the legal profession and training for the legal profession. I’m particularly interested in how innovation is driving changes in the legal services industry and will inevitably drive changes in education for legal services. My blogging will tend to look at those topics, but with side trips every now and then related to the experience of teaching American law to Chinese students in mainland China.
I look forward to learning from your comments, and hopefully to getting to know some of you a bit better.