Travis graduated from UC Hastings in May 2008 and passed the July 2008 California Bar exam. He has been the Managing Editor of TLB since its inception in 2006. He authored the majority of the 200 blog posts, designed the blog layout and art, and organized the contributing team of bloggers. TLB was selected as one of the top 100 law blogs by the ABA Law Journal in 2007. A chapter of The Opportunity Maker by Ari Kaplan is devoted to the networking opportunities Travis enjoyed as a result of TLB's success.
During his third year of law school, Travis worked at the Hastings Civil Justice Clinic, successfully representing a client at an SSI disability appeals hearing before an ALJ. While at the Civil Justice Clinic, he also worked with clients on issues pertaining to landlord-tenant disputes as well as labor disputes regarding wage-and-hour issues. During the summer of 2007, Travis was with Harris & Moure, pllc, as a summer associate, working on a range of transactional matters related to international business. During the summer of 2006, he lived in Beijing, China, studying Chinese business law at the China University for Political Science and Law while also working as an intern at Zhonglun Law Firm.
He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2001 with a BA in western philosophy. The focus of his undergraduate studies was the philosophy of the mind and the philosophy of language, which centered on the work of John Searle. While an undergraduate, Travis volunteered at San Quentin State Penitentiary, teaching inmates math, English, and the occasional bit of philosophy. Travis has spent most of his professional life as a journalist, and he has worked for a number of publications, including Newsweek magazine.
Travis also enjoys sailing, SCUBA diving, boxing, reading and writing speculative fiction, and watching movies on the big screen.
Read what the National Law Journal had to say about Travis in an article entitled, Law Blogs Can Be a Successful Strategy for Jobseekers (pdf). You can also listen to an interview with Travis by visiting The Opportunity Maker website and selecting the "Insight" tab. Travis has also co-authored an article on China Law Blog about China's new bankruptcy law. His writings about space law and the law students role in the blogosphere have been linked to and recommended by the University of Mississippi School of Law and UC Berkeley respectively.