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Student Work

Student Work

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman Klein 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

How to Register

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.

Latest news from the Cyberlaw Clinic Blog

Latest news from the Cyberlaw Clinic Blog View the blog

Clinic Files Brief for Upturn on Probabilistic Genotyping

October 22, 2020

The Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief (pdf) last week in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, on behalf of Upturn, Inc., a nonprofit organization that advocates for equity and justice in the design, governance, and use of … Continue reading →

AERA, Other SDOs, Drop Copyright Suit Against

October 17, 2020

Over the years, the Cyberlaw Clinic has taken an active interest in cases concerning attempts to use copyright claims to limit access to law.  Many of these cases have involved our friends at, which actively pushes back in situations … Continue reading →

Cyberlaw Clinic Files Brief for HIRC on Device Searches at the Border

August 12, 2020

Last week, the Cyberlaw Clinic filed an amicus brief (.pdf) in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Alasaad v. Wolf, Case Nos. 20-1077, 20-1081. The case addresses the constitutional implications of electronic device searches at the border. … Continue reading →



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.