Who I Am
I’m the Teaching Fellow for the Technology Law & Policy Clinic at NYU Law. I was in private practice before joining NYU Law as a fellow, where I worked on copyright, trademark, privacy, and other Internet law matters. I started editing Wikipedia in 2011, and I'm a pretty big fan of cats.
I began editing as part of a college course. From 2011 to 2014, I volunteered as a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador. As a student at NYU Law, I researched how lawyers and courts treat Wikipedia as a resource, developed best practices for citation to Wikipedia (including filing a comment with the Bluebook Committee on suggested modifications to their citation form), and encouraged lawyers and law students to edit and contribute to Wikipedia. I organized the inaugural Innovation Law and Policy editathon in partnership with the NYU Law Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, which brought together lawyers, domestic and international law students, activists, and Wikipedians to improve articles about innovation law. I've spoken at a few conferences about the relationship between lawyers and Wikipedia.
After graduating from law school, I served as one of several Vice-Presidents for Wikimedia NYC. In 2015, I was interviewed by 60 Minutes about my experiences as a Wikipedia editor. (As an Easter egg, the article that appears in the close-ups is about Barbara Ringer - I substantially edited the article as part of the WikiCon 2014 edit-a-thon.)
In 2016, I returned to NYU Law as a teaching fellow in the Technology Law and Policy Clinic, where I've begun teaching my students how to edit Wikipedia. One of my students and I were recently interviewed about our contributions. I'm also currently co-supervising a student project to improve Wikipedia articles related to Supreme Court cases about trademark law.
My research and outreach has focused on lawyers and the legal profession, including: how lawyers, students and law clerks use Wikipedia for legal research; how lawyers and courts treat Wikipedia as a resource; developing best practices for citation to Wikipedia, including filing a comment with the Bluebook Committee on suggested modifications; and encouraging lawyers and law students to edit and contribute to Wikipedia. I've spoken at a few conferences about the relationship between lawyers and Wikipedia.
Articles I've Created or Substantially Edited
- Barbara Ringer - I wrote about my experience editing the Barbara Ringer article for The Atlantic.
- Revenge porn - A New York criminal court judge adopted the definition I developed for the Revenge porn article in People v. Barber . The article also qualified for distinguished DYK article status for receiving more than 5,000 pageviews on the date it was featured.
|On 8 November 2013, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Revenge porn, which you created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that only two states, New Jersey and California, have laws criminalizing revenge porn? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Revenge porn. You are welcome to check how many hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, check) and it will be added to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.|
|A fact from Levendowski appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 2 April 2011 (check views). The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know