Clinical registration for fall, winter, and spring clinics during the 2012-2013 academic year is now underway and runs through MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2012 at 11:59 PM (EDT). Detailed information about clinical registration is available here. Results of the clinical registration process will be available on THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM (EDT).
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 two, three, or four credits and must work an average of five hours per week per credit for which they are enrolled. Winter term students receive two 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.
Students must have previously completed or concurrently take at least one of the following classes in order to enroll in the Clinic: Controlling Cyberspace; Copyright; Cybercrime; Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property: Advanced Problem Solving Workshop; Ideas for a Better Internet; Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment; Music and Digital Media; or Practical Lawyering in Cyberspace. Students must enroll in the class separately from the clinic enrollment.
More Information About the Cyberlaw Clinic
If you would like more information about the Cyberlaw Clinic, please contact Clinical Professor Phil Malone (email@example.com), Clinical Instructor Christopher Bavitz (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Clinical Instructional Fellow Christopher Walsh (email@example.com).
Last updated April 03, 2012