The HLS Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs will host a session called "Clinical 101: tips and tools on getting the most out of your clinical experience" this Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm in Pound Hall Room 101. The session will be followed by the Clinical Forum, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Ropes Gray Room. The Clinical Forum offers an opportunity for you to meet representatives of the various HLS clinics, including the Cyberlaw Clinic, and to learn about the clinical work experience, time commitments, substantive areas of practice, and the like. This event is highly recommended for students thinking about participating in a clinic next year; pizza will be served.
Clinical registration for fall, winter, and spring clinics during the 2011-2012 academic year will take place on Monday and Tuesday, April 4th and 5th.
About the Cyberlaw Clinic
HLS students interested in legal issues relating to technology and the Internet are encouraged to register for the Cyberlaw Clinic, which is based at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The Cyberlaw Clinic engages students in a wide range of real-world litigation, licensing, client counseling, advocacy, and legislative projects and cases, covering a broad spectrum of Internet, new technology, and intellectual property issues. The Clinic provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to appropriate individuals, small start-ups, non-profit groups, and government entities. The Clinic was the first of its kind, and it continues its tradition of innovation in its areas of practice.
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; licensing and contract advice, especially regarding Creative Commons and other “open” licenses; advising on innovative uses of technology to increase citizens' access to justice; and drafting amicus briefs, motions, and training materials in the areas of child pornography and youth online safety.
Representative Cyberlaw Clinic Projects
Examples of Clinic projects from recent years include:
Enrollment Criteria and Related Courses
Fall and spring term students may opt to enroll for 2, 3, or 4 credits and must work an average of 5 hours per week per credit for which they are enrolled. Winter term students receive 2 credits for 120 hours of clinical work during the term in January. The Clinic strongly encourages students to enroll for three credits during the fall and spring to ensure the fullest experience, but two credits are acceptable if that is all a student’s schedule will allow.
Each student must enroll in the Clinic in conjunction with a related HLS course, and course registration takes place at the same time as clinical registration. Available courses vary by semester. Students may register on April 4th and 5th to enroll in the Cyberlaw Clinic in conjunction with any of the following HLS courses:
Students may register to enroll in the Clinic during the fall, winter, or spring terms in connection with any of these courses.
More Information About the Cyberlaw Clinic
If you are unable to attend the Clinical Forum and would like more information about the Cyberlaw Clinic, please contact Clinical Professor Phil Malone (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Clinical Instructors Dena Sacco (email@example.com) or Christopher Bavitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last updated March 24, 2011