September 23, 2016 — Professor Kristen Eichensehr was quoted in a Washington Post article discussing how there aren’t enough practicing lawyers who can adequately understand the complex issues surrounding the cyber, data and privacy questions that lie at the core of numerous corporate and government cases.
Some of today’s technical legal befuddlement stems from the fact that the field is so new. “No one who is practicing today had a cybersecurity class in law school,” explains Professor Eichensehr. “Everyone who has been in practice has had to learn this on the job.”
The article adds that this problem won’t go away soon: Even though student demand for such classes is growing, only a handful of mostly elite law schools, including UCLA Law, currently offer classes focused on cybersecurity.