Cyberlaw Clinic – Fall 2014
Required Class Component: This clinic requires that students have taken or are currently taking at least one of the courses listed below.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: The following courses have some seats reserved for clinical students: Practical Lawyering in Cyberspace; Music and Digital Media. The following courses do not have any seats reserved for clinical students: Communications and Internet Law and Policy; Controlling Cyberspace; Copyright; Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property: Advanced Problem Solving Workshop; Ideas for a Better Internet; Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment; Trademark; or Intellectual Property Law.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: September 3, 2014.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to this clinic by submitting an application.
Placement Site: HLS (Berkman Center).
The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and transactional, litigation, advocacy 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 digital 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.