Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to appropriate clients on issues relating to the Internet, technology, and intellectual property.
Students enhance their preparation for high-tech practice and technology policy work, earning course credit by working on real-world litigation, client counseling, advocacy, and contractual projects. The Clinic strives to help clients achieve success in their activities online, mindful of (and in response to) existing law; and works with clients to shape the law’s development through policy and advocacy efforts. The Cyberlaw Clinic was the first of its kind, and it continues its tradition of innovation in its areas of practice.
Law students enrolled in the Clinic work directly with clients, under the supervision of experienced attorneys. In some cases, the Clinic collaborates with counsel across the country and around the world to take advantage of regional or substantive legal expertise. Since it was founded, the Clinic has grown dramatically in the breadth and complexity of its cases, projects, and vision of social justice in the tech sector; the types and variety of clients it serves; its popularity with students at Harvard Law School; the sophistication of its pedagogy; and the connections it develops in its students among theory, doctrine, and practice.