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Boston University LECTURER, CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic Boston University School of Law in BOSTON, Massachusetts

LECTURER, CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic Boston University School of Law



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BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, a top-tier law school with an international reputation, is a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students and alumni, dedicated to providing one of the finest legal educations in the world. Since our doors opened in 1872, we have welcomed qualified students and scholars, without regard to background or belief. The breadth and depth of our curriculum and scholarship as well as our innovative spirit are distinctive in American legal education.

Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a full-time Lecturer / Clinical Instructor to serve as the Assistant Director of its Technology Law Clinic (the “Clinic”). The Clinic is part of a unique collaboration between BU Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is part of BU Law’s Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, and Cyberlaw Program. The School of Law believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hear from applicants who support our institutional commitment to BU as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community.

The Clinic represents current students at MIT and BU on matters related to their technology-related research, advocacy, and innovation. The Clinic frequently advises clients in the areas of data privacy, intellectual property, computer access laws, media law, and technology regulatory compliance. Clinic faculty help law students assist clients in counseling, pre-litigation, and transactional settings, and possibly also in litigation matters, including response to cease-and-desist letters and litigation under open records laws. Clients often present novel questions of law in emerging areas of technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, encryption and cryptography, and novel methods of online platform scrutiny and analysis.

The Assistant Director will assist and advise the Clinic Director in all aspects of the operation and development of the program. Their primary responsibilities will be to supervise and train law students with client matters, teach and develop curricular materials for the Clinic’s year-long seminar, and assist the Clinic Director in the strategic growth and development of the Clinic.

The ideal candidate is a member of the Massachusetts bar or is eligible for membership via admission by motion, with at least four years of experience in data privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, and/or media law settings. Experience with clinical legal education, technology or media litigation, or sectoral data privacy regulation, is considered a plus. Exceptional writing, editing, organizational, and managerial skills are required.

The attorney will be hired as a Lecturer and Clinical Instructor to a two-year contract. The ideal start date is July 1, 2020.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to Andy Sellars, Director of the Technology Law Clinic. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early. Applications received on or before April 10, 2020 will be given full consideration.

To learn more about the law school, visit our website at, and to learn more about the Clinic, please visit If you have specific questions about the position, contact Andy Sellars at