Required Class Component: N/A. Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: Students must have taken a prior semester of the Cyberlaw Clinic to be eligible to apply. By Permission: Yes. Applications are due October 17, 2014. Add/Drop Deadline: December 5, 2014. LLM Students: LLM students who have enrolled in the fall semester of the Cyberlaw clinic are eligible to apply. Placement Site: HLS (Berkman Center).
The winter term Cyberlaw Clinic is a by-application offering for
advanced students only (student who have taken a prior semester of the
clinic). The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard's Berkman Center for
Internet and 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 issues relating to technology and the Internet. The Clinic’s
work includes offering legal guidance in the areas of communications
infrastructure; consumer protection, privacy, and compliance; cybercrime
and youth online safety; general Internet business law; intellectual
property (including copyright, trademark, and patent); litigation and
amicus advocacy; online speech, media law, and the First Amendment; and
technology and access to justice. Clinic clients include entrepreneurs;
mission-oriented non-profits and other startups; public media companies;
government institutions; and advocacy organizations working on issues
relating to privacy, IP, online speech, and civil liberties. Students in
the Clinic have the opportunity to develop substantive legal knowledge
and hone their practice skills by managing projects, engaging directly
with clients, and receiving feedback and mentorship from instructors who
are experienced practitioners in the field. Detailed information about
all aspects of the Clinic's practice, including descriptions of
representative clients and projects and copies of Clinic filings and
publications, is available at the Clinic's website, http://cyberlawclinic.berkman.harvard.edu.
are due by October 17, 2014. To apply, please send a resume and brief
personal statement to the clinic's project coordinator.
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