« on: April 06, 2004, 02:55:14 AM »
It seems that there are at least several other computer geeks on this board - so here are my questions:
If you have a Master's of Science and work experience in some field of computers (system administration, programming, database administration, etc), what are the best fields of law to go into? For instance, it would seem that someone that knew about the basics of network security would be better equipped to handle some of the recent cases that have come up dealing with consumer's info being stolen from credit card databases. Should one know something about several computer operating systems, it seems they would be better able to handle the cases that Microsoft has dealt with concerning monopolies.
Any ideas what areas to go into? Also, any ideas how to get jobs doing those fields? It appears the new legal areas that will be big are the areas going into computers - security, hacking, intellectual property involving programs, etc. Will having an MS in the field help chances of getting those jobs?
I know you should go into law school because of love of the law, etc, etc, however when I graduate I am going to be in major debt, about ready to what to start a family, and needing to pay for all of it. I would love to do other things on the side, but I know that honestly I am going to have to make a fairly good living just to pay for everything else. Already knowing about computers, and enjoying *some* aspects of them (mostly the ones involving the what should have been done before the problem and why the company is liable for the problem), I figure this is the area to go into to satisfy both the debt issue, the interest issue, and the supporting self/family/taxes issue, but the question is, where can this knowledge be put to use?
Also, one last question, somewhat like the computer field, do you think these areas will be biased toward males? I've seen in my years in the computer field that (and this is all my experience/opinion) that women have to "prove" themselves whereas men are more readily accepted as being qualified. Maybe this isn't true everywhere, but it seems to me, to be at least somewhat a problem..