Tuesday, December 21, 2004

One of those people who make the rest of us feel insufficient

I occasionally read The Volokh Conspiracy, Eugene Volokh's blog, especially when Instapundit links there.

I knew Volokh was a UCLA law professor. What I didn't know was the rest of his story. Some highlights:

  • Age 7: Emigrated from Kiev, USSR, to the US.
  • Age 12: Started work as computer programmer.
  • Age 12: Enrolled as freshman at UCLA, while still working as computer programmer in afternoons.
  • Age 15: Graduated from UCLA with BS in math and computer science.
  • Current job #1: Professor of law at UCLA Law School.
  • Current job #2: Partner in software company which sells HP 3000 software which he wrote.
  • Former job #1: Computer programmer, for 12 years.
  • Former job #2: Clerk a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
  • Former job #3: Clerk for a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Publishing history (in addition to his blog which receives over 10,000 unique daily visitors): Many publications (I lost count at one hundred sixty-something) ranging from law review articles and Senate testimony to Wall Street Journal op-eds and a textbook on academic legal writing.
  • Current age: 36.