[Air-L] The state of Internet Law

Dan L. Burk dburk at uci.edu
Thu Dec 16 22:22:34 PST 2010


Well, actually, no.  Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and other top schools are
mostly latecomers to the party.  A decade or more ago, there was very
little at the "top" schools in terms of law and technology programs;
everything was at middle-tier schools.  It took the prestigious schools a
while to catch up.  The earliest programs I am aware of were at Arizona
State University and University of Dayton, beginning back in the mid
1980s; the first top-ranked school to enter the field was really U.C.
Berkeley, which continues to have one of the best, and very likely THE
best, program in the U.S.

Dan L. Burk
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> Harvard, Stanford, Yale & Columbia are the top law schools in the country.
>  So my guess is that the area is not being dismissed, but is viewed as
> cutting edge.  It will take a bit of time before other schools get
> onboard, but they will--the internet and digital technologies, and the
> challenges they pose for traditional law aren't going away.
>
> Christopher J. Richter
> Associate Professor
> Communication Studies
> Hollins University
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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
> thereto.
>
>
> 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!
>
>
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