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Student Work

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to appropriate clients on issues relating to the Internet, new technology, and intellectual property. Students enhance their preparation for high-tech practice and earn course credit by working on real-world litigation, client counseling, advocacy, and transactional / licensing projects and cases. The Clinic strives to help clients achieve success in their activities online, mindful of (and in response to) existing law. The Clinic also 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. 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.

The Cyberlaw Clinic’s broad-based practice reflects the diversity of legal issues faced by those who create and use media or otherwise operate and communicate online. With expertise in subject areas ranging from intellectual property to privacy to online speech, the Clinic offers its clients a wide variety of services and its students a well-rounded educational experience that reflects the reality of high-tech practice.

Practice areas include:

  • Communications Infrastructure
  • Consumer Protection, Privacy, & Compliance
  • Cybercrime & Youth Online Safety
  • General Internet Business Law
  • Government Innovation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation and Amicus Advocacy
  • Online Speech, Media Law, & First Amendment
  • Technology & Access to Justice

ClinicTalks Podcast (Available to HLS Students Only)

Title Date Length Category

Cyberlaw Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Clinical Professor of Law Christopher Bavitz

35:05 Audio Play

How to Register

The Cyberlaw Clinic is offered in the Fall and Spring semester. You can learn about the required clinical course component, additional requirements and requisites, as well as the clinical registration process itself, by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.

In the News

Faculty and Staff

Christopher Bavitz (Clinical Professor of Law and Managing Director)
Susan Crawford (Clinical Professor of Law)
Vivek Krishnamurthy (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Jessica Fjeld (Clinical Instructor)
Kira Hessekiel (Project Coordinator)


Cyberlaw Clinic
1585 Mass Ave., Suite 5018 (WCC)
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
Clinic’s Website


Prospective clients are encouraged to visit this page to learn more about the clinic’s client intake process. Prospective students are encouraged to visit this page for detailed information about Cyberlaw Clinic registration, affiliated Harvard Law School courses, and the like.