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Harvard Law School‘s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman 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.
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:
For registration information, see the 2014-2015 clinical curriculum.
Christopher Bavitz (Clinical Professor of Law and Managing Director)
Dalia Topelson (Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law)
Andy Sellars (Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow)
Kira Hessekiel (Project Coordinator)
Christopher Bavitz, Clinic Managing Director, Clinical Instructor
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.
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