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.

12 thoughts on “About Me

  1. 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.


  2. 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.


  3. 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


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s