HARVARD LAW SCHOOL seeks to hire a Clinical Instructor for the Cyberlaw Clinic based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University seeks a Clinical Instructor to join our Cyberlaw Clinic team. The position reports to the Managing Director of the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic, which is based at the Berkman Klein Center.
The Clinical Instructor's primary responsibility will be to supervise, manage, mentor, and teach Harvard Law School students enrolled in the Clinic as they represent clients in a variety of challenging matters, including in the areas of intellectual property, digital civil liberties, privacy and security, new media and online speech, government innovation, and online safety.
The substance of the Clinical Instructor's work will vary from matter to matter, but may include overseeing students in their counselling of clients, drafting of contracts, licenses and other transactional documents, preparation of amicus briefs, comments and other filings, and support for policy advocacy efforts.
The Clinical Instructor will meet regularly with students to direct and supervise their work, observe students in client interactions, review students' written and other work product, provide regular and detailed feedback to students on their projects and performance, deliver instruction in basic legal skills and Internet-related practice, and ensure professional, high-quality representation of Clinic clients.
The Clinical Instructor will help develop new Cyberlaw Clinic cases and clients consistent with the Instructor's own areas of interest and expertise, and maintain relationships with the Clinic's existing clients and external partners. They will also assist the Managing Director and Assistant Director with the administration of the Clinic's practice and teaching operations, and the alignment of the Clinic's work with its core values, including promotion of a robust and inclusive online ecosystem for free expression the advancement of diversity and mitigation of the impact of bias in tech development and tech policy advocacy for open government and support for cultural production through balanced regulatory and enforcement regimes.
The Clinical Instructor will be part of the intellectual community at the Berkman Center and will have the opportunity to attend workshops and conferences at the Center and at Harvard Law School and will have frequent opportunities to expand their knowledge of technology and law.
The position is a great opportunity for experienced technology, IP, media, civil rights, or startup law practitioners who want to serve the public interest, transition to academic pursuits, or work in a cutting-edge and intellectually invigorating environment.
Juris Doctor degree with (a) admission to the Massachusetts bar or (b) admission to and active status in at least one U.S. state bar and immediate eligibility for admission on motion to the Massachusetts bar. A minimum of 3 years legal-practice experience in one or more of the Clinic's areas of focus is required.
Candidates should be energetic and passionate about working on a variety of technology law and policy issues. Top academic credentials, superior writing and verbal skills, sound judgment, exceptional ethical standards, and proven abilities in interpersonal communication, supervision, and team building are required.
This is a term position expected to extend one year from start date, with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon continued funding and business needs.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy or pregnancy related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The work and wellbeing of the cyberlaw Clinic community is strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation an much more. We actively seek and welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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