About Me

I’m Robb Shecter, a social entrepreneur and pro bono attorney in Portland, Oregon.

Email: robb@weblaws.org
LinkedIn Twitter GitHub Smarterer Scorecard

Interest Areas

  • IP and Animal Law
  • Developing beautiful, well made apps
  • Jazz bass

Mobile Development & Strategy

Quisitive trademark search for iPhone

Easy trademark search

North Korea news & insight for iPhone

North Korea news & insight

Web Architecture & Development

Accessible legal reference

Accessible legal reference

Campus visit scheduling

Campus visit scheduling

Desktop Development

Python-based image editor

Python-based image editor

Open Source

My startup, WebLaws.org, supports Open Source by strongly encouraging interns to devote 20% of their time to an Open Source project of their choice. I’ve also created several things:

Activities & Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Dove Lewis Animal Hospital and St. Andrew Legal Clinic
  • Creator, OregonLaws.org and Eaternet.io
  • Making a Difference Award, Lewis & Clark Law School Alumni Assoc., 2012
  • Best Idea Award, CivicApps for Greater Portland, 2010
  • Musician, bass, drums, and lots more.

profile for Dogweather at Stack Overflow, Q&A for professional and enthusiast programmers


Law is Code and We’re Here to Open-Source It
Conference presentation with Lisa Hackenberger at 2011 Open Source Bridge, Portland Oregon

The New .CO Top-Level Domain
Swider Medeiros Haver LLP Newsletter (Sep. 14, 2010).

The Recipe for Better Legal Information Services,
Cornell Law School VoxPopuLii (Aug. 12, 2009).

Role-Based Single Sign-on with Perl and Ruby,
Linux Journal (July 1 2007).

Object-Oriented Widgets,
Java Report (Dec. 1999).

Design by Interface,
Dr. Dobb’s Journal (Feb. 1999).

Security and Authentication with Digital Signatures,
Linux Journal (Aug. 1997).

Other Projects

I dream of creating a dog-computer interface.


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  3. Amira Caluya

    Thank you for oregonlaws.org. I was researching civil commitment laws and looking for other places besides OAR for reference and comparing my notes to, and your website was just what I was looking for.

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  8. Your momma

    Where the hell have you been? We have to catch up! Congrats on finishing your degree! Find me on Facebook or email me and we can get a drink. I would love to hear what you are up to.

  9. Glenna Yeater

    Hi, I am studying to be a paralegal and I have to do a lot of research as you well know. My question is how can I use oregonlaws.org as a relevant secondary source? I guess what I am asking is Oregonlaws.org considered a valid secondary source? Thanks G

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