Reading Justice: Vandalize a Home, Read a Poem

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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4 Responses

  1. Miriam Cherry says:

    The type of people who go to a party and trash historic homes probably do think reading poetry (or reading anything) *is* a form of punishment.

  2. JohnLopresti says:

    The elderly gent still had regal fire when he visited a place I was once. His message was much about internal discipline in his writings, though in public his personna was more rounded. Yet, I am glad the prosecutor accepted community service from the illicit attendees at the historic site destruction. Perhaps a few of those youth will discover in their own life a road less traveled and less littered with aluminum can discards.

  3. Amy says:

    I don’t consider reading poetry to be a form of punishment but it is a close second. Regardless, I am not going to trash a home of one of the celebrated poets of the past no matter what I think. Amy