Students who enroll in this clinic may count the credits towards the JD experiential learning requirement.
Pre- or Co-requisite Classes: Students must have previously completed or concurrently take at least one of the following classes during the clinic semester: Communications and Internet Law and Policy (Fall 2012); Controlling Cyberspace (Spring 2012); Copyright (Spring); Cybercrime (Spring); Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property: Advanced Problem Solving Workshop (Spring 2012); Ideas for a Better Internet (Fall 2012); Intellectual Property in the Digital Environment (Winter 2012); Music and Digital Media (Spring); Practical Lawyering in Cyberspace (Fall); or Trademark (Fall 2012). Students must enroll in the class separately from the clinic enrollment. Failure to meet the pre/co-requisite by the clinic’s add/drop deadline will result in the student being dropped from the clinic.
Early Add/Drop Deadline: September 7, 2012.
LLM Students: This clinic is open to LLM students through an application process.
The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world licensing, client counseling, advocacy, litigation, and policy projects and cases, covering a broad spectrum of Internet, new technology, and intellectual property legal issues. Among many other areas, 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 and public media entities; licensing and contract drafting and advice, including for Creative Commons and other “open” licenses; counseling innovators and entrepreneurs through the Harvard Innovation Lab; advising courts and creating resources for the use of technology to facilitate access to justice and the courts; guidance, policy development and amicus advocacy for effective but balanced protection of children in the areas of social networking, youth online safety, cyberbullying and child pornography/exploitation; addressing the use of technology in human trafficking; and counseling and drafting regarding complex questions of cybercrime and digital evidence.