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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

You can read evaluations from past clinical students in the Helios Org Search using this link.


How to Register

How to Register

The Cyberlaw Clinic is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. You can learn about the required clinical course component, clinical credits and the clinical registration process 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 Supports Engine Advocacy, Raising Concerns About Patent Doctrine of Assignor Estoppel

May 28, 2021

As the 2020-21 term at the Supreme Court winds to a close over the coming weeks, we are awaiting a decision in the case, Minerva v. Hologic (Supreme Court Case No. 20-440). The Court heard oral argument in the case on Wednesday, … Continue reading →

HLS 1Ls and 2Ls:  Enroll in the Cyberlaw Clinic for AY 2021-22! 

April 22, 2021

Harvard Law School students will soon have the opportunity to enroll in clinics for the 2021-22 academic year. We urge students to consider all of the extraordinary clinical programs at HLS, which cover a huge range of substantive issue areas, offer different types of practice opportunities, and take a variety of approaches to learning and … Continue reading →

Clinic, SPN, and LCA Fight Digital Deterioration, Prepare for 1201 Hearings

March 12, 2021

This spring, the Cyberlaw Clinic is returning to the eighth triennial rulemaking proceeding under 17 U.S.C. 1201, which considers exemptions to the anti-circumvention provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Section 1201 of the DMCA outlaws the circumvention of technological protection measures (TPMs) that prevent the … 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.