Alumni Profile: Jason Tashea '07
Writer and lawyer
American Bar Association Journal
What are you doing now?
I am a journalist, law professor and tinkerer.
Tell us about yourself.
I am currently a legal affairs writer for the American Bar Association Journal, a magazine about law. I cover how technology affects law and vice-versa. I am also an adjunct law professor at Georgetown Law Center, teaching about how technology is changing the criminal justice system and people's constitutional rights. In my spare time, I operate a small organization called Justice Codes. There I work with various government, public and private entities to build, test and research technology's application in the justice system.
How did Linfield help prepare you for your career?
Linfield cultivated my innate desire to explore the world around me. Whether it was the German program, the debate team or my course work, I found the professors I worked with supportive of my niche and often obtuse interests, for which I remain grateful. The faculty and staff at Linfield reinforced the fact that unpopular or unknown topics are worth studying, which has remained a driving undercurrent for much of my career.