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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

To Wiki or Not To Wiki Your Professor

I was much rejuvinated after my recent Passover vacation -- and my students must have benefited from my feeling refreshed.  So delighted by my extra energy were they that they seem to have created a Wikipedia entry for me here.  It really is pretty funny, I must say. 

It is worth noting, however, that the black "velvet" jacket referenced there "most charitably described as garish" is actually faux fur.  And I designed it myself at Al's Attire in North Beach.  You should see the lining.

Posted by Ethan Leib on April 18, 2006 at 07:34 PM in Culture | Permalink


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i liked that outfit a lot, actually.

Posted by: kommishonerjenny | Apr 19, 2006 2:03:55 PM

Not sure where it went. But the cache doesn't do it justice; there was a lot more, including some very nice choice quotes.

The "clubbing" outfit was a tracksuit, I think. I was in the hospital with my wife and quickly left to teach a class, only to return right after. That day, I was not thinking about what I was wearing.

Posted by: Ethan Leib | Apr 18, 2006 11:59:05 PM

I almost hesitate to ask, Ethan, but what constitutes a "clubbing outfit"?

Posted by: Simon | Apr 18, 2006 11:16:01 PM

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Ethan J. Leib was born in New York City and was raised in The Bronx. He received his B.A., M.A., J.D., and Ph.D. from Yale University. He also got an M.Phil. from Cambridge University in England, and an A.A. in Dental Technology from West Oklahoma Community College. During law school, he worked in the prison clinic and was an editor at the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.

After graduating from law school, Professor Leib clerked for Chief Judge John M. Walker, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He published his first book that year, entitled Deliberative Democracy in America: A Proposal for a Popular Branch of Government. Before arriving at Hastings, Professor Leib litigated at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, in New York City.

Leib teaches at the University of California Hastings College of the Law and writes about contracts, direct democracy, constitutional law, the jury, and political theory. He lives with his wife, Zoe Schonfeld, and their bull terrier, Zeke. One day he wore a clubbing outfit to his contracts class at UC Hastings School of the Law; another day he wore a velvet jacket most charitably described as garish.

Posted by: Stephen M (Ethesis) | Apr 18, 2006 10:17:49 PM

Thank goodness for Google's cache:

Posted by: hopethishelps | Apr 18, 2006 10:01:59 PM

I realize that the Wiki entry seems to have disappeared off the face of the planet, and with my comment about fixing the velvet mistake, a person might be tempted to blame me for the disappearance. But I swear this was not my doing. I have a witness - my husband saw the full page, intact, after my changes.

I blame it on the UC Hastings Office of Career Services.

Posted by: Bev | Apr 18, 2006 9:58:02 PM

Although I completely disclaim responsibility for the original "velvet jacket" part of the Wiki entry (I did learn something from blog-gate), it is corrected...

Posted by: Bev | Apr 18, 2006 9:23:22 PM

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