Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
Required Class Component: Cyberlaw Clinical Seminar (2 spring classroom credits). This clinic and course are bundled; your enrollment in the clinic will automatically enroll you in this required course.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: December 3, 2021.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic through the LLM General Clinic Application.
Placement Site: HLS.
The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, engages Harvard Law School students in a wide range of real-world client counseling, licensing and transactional, litigation, advocacy, and policy projects and cases, covering a broad spectrum of issues relating to technology and the Internet. The Clinic’s work includes offering legal guidance in areas of law that include Communications Infrastructure; Consumer Protection, Privacy, & Compliance; General Internet Business Law; Government Innovation; Intellectual Property; Litigation and Amicus Advocacy; Online Safety, Digital Civil Liberties, & User Rights; Speech, Media Law, & First Amendment; and Technology & Access to Justice. Clinic clients include entrepreneurs; mission-oriented non-profits and other startups; public media companies; government institutions; and advocacy organizations working on issues relating to privacy, IP, online speech, civil liberties, and human rights. 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. Detailed information about all aspects of the Clinic’s practice, including descriptions of representative clients and projects and copies of Clinic filings and publications, is available at the Clinic’s website, http://clinic.cyber.harvard.edu.