I’ve been following the recent controversy over the TSA’s body imaging X-ray machines, otherwise known as the “backscatter” or “exhibit-yourself-in-the-nude” devices. It made me reminisce about an old post I wrote about the Playmobil airline screening playset. I had not used the playset for a while. Five long years have elapsed since my post, and […]
Posts about Privacy and Security Humor by Professor Daniel J. Solove for his blog at TeachPrivacy, a privacy awareness and security training company.
The Official Leaked US News Law School Rankings, Plus Ranking Secrets Revealed!
I’ve got the scoop of the year! An anonymous source from US News & World Report leaked this memo to me. It is a memo written by the magazine’s “law school ranking executive” describing how the magazine arrived at this year’s official rankings. See below for a sneak peak at this year’s rankings as well […]
Worst Book Title Winners
Over at The Book Page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the winners for the worst book title have been announced. Nominees include:
My Absolute Favorite Item for Sale on Amazon.com
From the annals of the weird comes my absolute favorite item for sale on Amazon.com. What is it? I’m sure you think it might be my new book, but nope, it’s not. So what is it then? Well, it is quite expensive, but it also is one of the most well-reviewed products on Amazon.com — […]
A Guide to Lobbyist Arguments on Consumer Protection
Chris Hoofnagle (Berkeley’s Samuelson Clinic) has posted on SSRN his paper, The Denialists’ Deck of Cards: An Illustrated Taxonomy of Rhetoric Used to Frustrate Consumer Protection Efforts. From the abstract:
Funniest Law Firm Names
I recently heard the name of a law firm that struck me as incredibly funny, and so I immediately thought “blog post fodder.” I went searching for a few others. Here is a list of some of the funniest law firm names I found. All of these are real:
Template for News Stories on Government Data Gathering
NSA warrantless wiretaps. NSA collection of phone records. CIA gathering of financial records. The stories are endless. To help out reporters, I thought I’d just write a quick and easy template to make reporting a little bit easier. So here it is:
The Bar Exam as a Theory of Law
Just in time for Bar Exam season, I have posted my short book review of the Bar Exam: The Multistate Bar Exam as a Theory of Law, 104 Michigan L. Rev. 1403 (2006). From the abstract:
Unusual Law School Classes
I recently posted about a law school course about wine, only to discover that it’s not all that unusual. That got me thinking fondly of my days in law school, where there were many unusual courses – probably due to the fact I went to Yale. I located my old course bulletins, and here are 10 […]
The Airline Screening Playset: Hours of Fun!
After blogging a few weeks ago about the airline screening playset, I went ahead and ordered one. Each day, I would check my mailbox, eager with excitement about its arrival. Today, it finally arrived. I rushed to open it and began what would be hours of exciting play. Here’s what came in the playset: I […]