Cooley Godward Kronish has established the first fellowship at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. The first Cooley Fellow will be announced this spring.

“We are deeply grateful to Cooley for this important gift,” said HLS Professor Howell Jackson ’82. “Their financial support and commitment to an ongoing pro bono collaboration with us represent a major step forward for our Cyberlaw Clinic. Cooley’s generosity and wealth of expertise will enable the clinic to enhance its innovative teaching, providing some of the best law school students in the country with engaging and challenging experiences that marry theory with practice to solve pressing legal and policy issues in this fast-moving area of the law.”

The Cooley Fellow will become an integral part of the clinic’s teaching and representation of clients—individuals, small start-ups, non-profit groups and government entities—on matters involving online speech and anonymity; open access, digital copyright and fair use; software and music licensing; patent reexaminations; and protection of children using the internet. The firm has committed to support the fellowship position for the next five years.

In addition to its support for the clinical fellow, the firm will collaborate with the clinic on ongoing cases and projects. Cooley attorneys will also give on-campus presentations.

Read the full announcement.