Thanks for the UCLA tip. I'll probably end up applying there too.
Out of curiosity, are you guys interested in doing "cyberlaw" research as law students or are you hoping to exclusively practice "cyberlaw". My knee jerk reaction is that that's gonna be a field with limited practical application and that it'd be hard to build a career (or start a career) as someone who specifically practices internet-related law. Maybe I'm wrong, just curious.
I totally disagree. The internet is becoming more important with each passing day.
Suppose somebody on this board admitted to cheating on the LSAT. LSAC found out about it. To maintain the integrity of the test, they subpoena LSD to get the IP information, then subpoena the ISP to find out who the person is, then refer that person to the disciplinary committee. Should that be legal?
If you said no: What if the person admitted to Lying on a law school application? Vehicular homicide? Forgery? Murder?
If you said yes: What about speeding? Petty theft? Lying on a résumé?
Where are those lines drawn, and what are the expectations for privacy online?
That's *just* civil liberties issues, which are largely undefined. That doesn't even begin to contemplate the massive amounts of business done online, and how that's going to shape our society.
Friend, I respect your opinion.... but I would say it's about as short-sighted as saying that there's no opportunities for intellectual property law, because "it's just a few movies". Perhaps, but there's a ton of cash involved. I'm not saying it's 'better' than any other field, but I am saying that there is money to be made.