searching for a job

We’ve entered the job-search phase, which is an immense­ly ter­ri­fy­ing thing.  I alter­nate between a sense of opti­mism and hope­less­ness.  Legal areas that inter­est me include intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty, crim­i­nal law, immi­gra­tion law (refugee/asylum), pub­lic inter­na­tion­al law, and lit­i­ga­tion gen­er­al­ly.  A clerk­ship would also be love­ly.

If any­one actu­al­ly reads this, and any­one has any sort of job open­ing, let me know.

I’m writ­ing three papers this semes­ter (yay!).  My top­ics are: enforc­ing immi­gra­tion law using crim­i­nal law, specif­i­cal­ly aggra­vat­ed iden­ti­ty theft, where the mens rea require­ment is dis­put­ed and con­ve­nient­ly mas­saged to include more immi­grants in its scope; whether chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties can sue under sec. 1983 when their rights are vio­lat­ed under the IDEA; and inter­na­tion­al copy­rights (using inter­na­tion­al treaties and indi­vid­ual nation­al laws) pro­tect­ing com­posers and per­form­ers of folk songs and con­tem­porar­i­ly com­posed music.  Fun, no?