Harvard Law School’s Christopher T. Bavitz, the WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law, has been appointed as vice dean for experiential and clinical education. Bavitz, an expert in intellectual property, media, and technology law, is also the managing director of the Cyberlaw Clinic, and a faculty co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
“Chris is a creative, dedicated, and thoughtful teacher who has consistently done, and made it possible for others to do, excellent, transformative work at the Cyberlaw Clinic,” said John F. Manning ’85, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law. “I am delighted that Chris has agreed to take on this critical role working with others to build exciting new experiential and clinical opportunities and support ongoing innovation in clinical pedagogy.”
As vice dean, Bavitz will foster and support the work of HLS’s terrific experience-based learning programs, including 36 clinics and 11 student practice organizations. In collaboration with Dean Manning and other colleagues, he will continue the vital work of developing and implementing a strategic vision for HLS clinical education programs, and will work closely with clinical faculty on training and mentoring programs for clinical teachers and externship supervisors.
“I never cease to be amazed by the breadth and caliber of our clinics and student practice organizations, and by the range of experiential opportunities available at Harvard Law School,” said Bavitz. “It is an honor to have this opportunity to look toward the future of clinical and experiential education and support and advance the work of the students, teachers, and staff at the heart of these programs.”