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Attention HLS Students: Winter/Spring Clinical Registration Takes Place This Week!

Are you an HLS student interested in getting law school credit by working for real-world clients on cutting-edge legal issues that involve intellectual property, technology, and the Internet? Enroll in the Cyberlaw Clinic for the upcoming Winter or Spring term! Clinical enrollment for the Winter and Spring 2010 terms begins today, Tuesday, October 20, 2009, and runs through this Friday, October 23, 2009. The process takes place online, through the MyPlan student registration system, and results will be available through MyPlan on Tuesday, October 27, 2009.

Students can enroll in the Cyberlaw Clinic for the Winter and Spring 2010 terms through any one of the following Spring courses:

In addition, Clinic staff will contact students selected for enrollment in Jonathan Zittrain’s Winter term class, Cyberlaw: Difficult Problems, about potential enrollment in the Clinic for the Spring 2010 term.

Students may register for the Winter 2010 Clinic for two credits, and Winter-term students are expected to work a total of 120 hours over the course of the term. Students may register for the Spring 2010 Clinic for two, three, or four credits, and students are expected to work an average of five hours per week per credit for which they are enrolled.

More information about the clinical enrollment process can be found at the Clinical Registration page on the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs' website. Students should also feel free to contact the Cyberlaw Clinic staff with any questions:

  • Phil Malone, Director – – 4-9134;
  • Dena Sacco, Assistant Director – – 4-9125; and
  • Christopher Bavitz, Assistant Director – – 6-5155.

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world litigation, licensing, client counseling, advocacy, and legislative projects and cases, covering a broad spectrum of Internet, new technology, and intellectual property legal issues. The Clinic was the first of its kind, and it continues its tradition of innovation in its areas of practice. Among many other areas, the scope of the Clinic’s work includes counseling and legal guidance regarding complex open access, digital copyright, and fair use issues; litigation, amicus filings, and other advocacy to protect online speech and anonymity; legal resources and advice for citizen journalists; licensing and contract advice, especially regarding Creative Commons and other “open” licenses; patent reexamination requests for overly broad technology patents; and guidance and amicus advocacy for effective but balanced protection of children in the areas of social networking, child pornography, and online exploitation. More information can be found at

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