Cyberlaw Clinic – Winter 2015
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.
Applications are due by October 17, 2014. To apply, please send a resume and brief personal statement to the clinic's project coordinator.