[Air-L] The state of Internet Law

Dan L. Burk dburk at uci.edu
Fri Dec 17 07:11:18 PST 2010


Yes.  Jon has an ongoing friendly rivalry with Yves Poullet at Namur
(Belgium) as to who has the oldest computer law program in Europe.  At
this point I think they have actually both been at it for closer to 30
years.

Dan L. Burk
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> Although I am not directly familiar with it, the University of Oslo has
> had a focus on this area for 15 or 20 years. Jon Bing is the person who is
> person who is perhaps most central here.
>
> Rich Ling
>
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> Er -- not sure where you are getting your information, but this is almost
> completely wrong.  There are dozens and dozens of law schools in the U.S.
> with this type of program.  Far from being "young and vibrant," many of
> the programs go back 15 to 20 years, and the field is seen by many as a
> bit hackneyed.
>
> Dan L. Burk
> School of Law
> University of California, Irvine
> 4500 Berkeley Place
> Irvine, CA  92697-8000
> Voice: (949) 824-9325
> Fax: (949)824-7336
> bits: dburk at uci.edu
>
>
>> 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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>>
>> 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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