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Fall Term, Block A

Professor Phillip Malone
2-4 classroom credits

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world licensing, client counseling, advocacy, litigation, and policy projects and cases, covering a broad spectrum of Internet, new technology, and intellectual property legal issues. Among many other areas, 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 and public media entities; licensing and contract drafting and advice, including for Creative Commons and other “open” licenses; counseling innovators and entrepreneurs through the Harvard Innovation Lab; advising courts and creating resources for the use of technology to facilitate access to justice and the courts; guidance, policy development and amicus advocacy for effective but balanced protection of children in the areas of social networking, youth online safety, cyberbullying and child pornography/exploitation; addressing the use of technology in human trafficking; and counseling and drafting regarding complex questions of cybercrime and digital evidence.