[Air-L] The state of Internet Law

Peter Timusk ptimusk at sympatico.ca
Thu Dec 16 02:26:05 PST 2010

The university I just exited has a law and tech law program. They are guided
by a popular lawyer named Micheal Geist http://www.michaelgeist.ca/. May be
he is full of himself but I am not backing that statement up.

Here is a list of his courses

He is at the University of Ottawa. I attend there law students and
technology seminars and they are great.

I managed two undergrad law and sociology course at the sister school in
town http://www.carleton.ca/law

Geist has recently had a popular newspaper column about law and tech and
favours discussions of copyright which personally I think it wrong headed
Internet law. He previously and may still does provide a legal newsletter
service on Internet law cases.

Mind you he is also a nice guy and helped me out a bit via e- mail when I
was an undergrad so I think he also supports learning and does not come
across as some professor snob.

What else to discuss? The price of law schools are unregulated and the
tuition is much too high. The University of Ottawa recently fired an
activist physics professor.

No all is not good at school these days.

Peter Timusk
at571 at ncf.ca
ptimusk at sympatico.ca
web: www.crystalcomputing.net
blogs www.cyborgcitizen.org

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In the US there are only a handful of law schools teaching Law, Science, and
Technology tracks - otherwise known as Internet or Cyber Law. Harvard,
Stanford, Yale, Columbia, and a few others have such a program or similar

Most other law schools only offer a class or two in what is a young and
vibrant area of law, especially in light of the recent Wikileaks escapade.

Do any of you have any insight into other Law Schools that have, or are
planning to have a Law, Science, and Technology Law track within their Law
School? (Yes, Im looking for candidate law schools to apply to as well) :-)

Do you think this is an area that is being ignored or dismissed as a
legitimate niche?

Please discuss!

Thomas Jones

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary
form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school
and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge
of the value of the result to the community.
-- Albert Einstein, On Education --

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