Let's just say that at this point, I recognize that the more I know, the more I don't know anything.
The class that I am taking now is Cyberlaw, and while I did take law in business school--many moons ago--that was more focused on contracts and business organizations.
This class looks interesting from the perspective of the legal and regulatory structure to deal with and fight cybercrime, -terrorism, and -war.
One interesting thing that I already learned was a technique for evaluating legal cases called IRAC, which stands for:
- Issues--the underlying legal matters that the case is addressing.
- Rules--what legal precedents can be applied.
- Analysis--whether those rules apply or not, in this case.
- Conclusion--rendering an opinion on the case.
This is a structured way to analyze any legal case.
Of course, before you do these, you have to look at the facts--so that is the very first section.
The problem with that is then you have F-IRAC and that can definitely be taken the wrong way. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)