Profile for Tim Van Hal


Journal Position: Managing Editor

Hometown: Yuba City, CA

Previous Education: Georgetown University

Areas of Interest: International Law, Tax Law, Intellectual Property, Energy Law, Litigation, Corporate Business

Work History:
  • BLACKSTONE LEGAL FELLOWSHIP, Alliance Defense Fund, Phoenix, AZ, Fellow: Participated in three weeks of legal seminars on philosophy, political theory, his-tory, constitutional jurisprudence, public policy analysis, career placement and judicial clerkships; researched and drafted political and legal reports concerning European Union issues for the European Dignity Watch in Brussels, Belgium. Summer 2011.
  • INTERNATIONALES PARLAMENTS-STIPENDIUM, Berlin, Germany, Stipendiat (Fellow): Worked in the office of Dr. Patrick Sensburg; researched policy; re-searched and composed a thesis on the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the EU; researched and advised various parliament members on electric vehicles and electric mobility; com-posed correspondences to foreign ministers. Spring and Summer 2010.
  • OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN HERGER, Washington, DC, Intern: Researched policy positions; composed response letters to constituents; concentrated on and advised the Congressman on economic policy. Spring 2008.
  • SOUTHWESTERN COMPANY, Nashville, TN, Salesman: Relocated to Suffolk, VA; marketed study guides and children’s education material directly to families in their homes as an independent salesman; managed all or-ders, accounts, and deliveries; worked 85+ hrs/wk. Summer 2007.


  • Blog Posts:
  • Your Phone Just Called. It’s Tracking You. - 4/9/2013
  • iPhone and Goophone: Copy or Coincidence? - 9/12/2012
  • Pirates Beware! Google is Downgrading - 8/15/2012
  • Have You Exposed Yourself? “Right” it out! - 6/20/2012
  • Google’s Privacy Policy Change: This Stuff Matters - 3/8/2012
  • Embryos Are Animals Too? - 10/5/2011