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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

Cyberlaw Clinic Style Guide

August 13, 2019

Since 2018, the Cyberlaw Clinic has had an internal style guide, to ensure consistency across our publications and assist students’ development of strong legal writing skills. As we drafted it, we made frequent reference to other style guides, including the … Continue reading →

Introducing the Principled Artificial Intelligence Project

June 7, 2019

Alongside the rapid development of artificial intelligence, we’ve seen a proliferation of AI “principles,” or guidelines for how AI should be built and used. Governments, companies, advocacy groups, and multi-stakeholder initiatives have all advanced perspectives. This project emerged from our … Continue reading →

A Guide to Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com

May 21, 2019

Section 411(a) of the Copyright Act states that “no civil action for [copyright] infringement…shall be instituted until preregistration or registration of the copyright claim has been made.”[1] In other words, copyright owners must “register” their copyrights before suing for copyright … Continue reading →

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff

Christopher Bavitz (Clinical Professor of Law and Managing Director)
Susan Crawford (Clinical Professor of Law)
Jessica Fjeld (Assistant Director, Clinical Instructor, and Lecturer on Law)
Mason Kortz (Clinical Fellow)
Kendra Albert (Clinical Instructional Fellow)
Hannah Hilligoss (Project Coordinator)

 

Contact

Contact

Cyberlaw Clinic
1585 Mass Ave., Suite 5018 (WCC)
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
clinic@cyberlaw.law.harvard.edu
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.