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Harvard University Clinical Instructor in Cambridge, Massachusetts

65903BRAuto req ID:65903BRJob Code:167058 Clinical Lawyer Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Clinical InstructorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience, and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for admission on motion.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

  • a passion to work with students and to develop the field of technology and social justice;

  • experience with or deep interest in technology and the public interest, including the areas of digital civil liberties, privacy and security, media and online speech, government innovation, intellectual property, tech and human rights; or online safety;

  • enthusiasm for working with mission-driven clients, facing the full array of legal challenges that they face, in the context of public interest technology development;

  • an ability to thrive in a collaborative, dynamic, team-based work environment, with many opportunities to develop new areas of expertise and work on a variety of technology law and policy issues;

  • direct experience with supervising and mentoring junior attorneys or professionals; and

  • strong interpersonal skills, a proven capacity to work as a team member, sound judgment, and an entrepreneurial attitude.

Additional Information:

This is a two year term appointment with potential for renewal subject to funding and departmental need.

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Department:Cyberlaw ClinicPre-Employment Screening:Education, Identity, License/Cert.Job Function:Faculty & Student Services Position Description:

As a Clinical Instructor, you will:

  • Develop, alongside the Faculty Director and other Clinic staff, the Clinic’s roster of clients and projects, relying both on the expertise and network you bring to the role as well as the Clinic’s current and past representations and relationships.

  • Oversee students in their counselling of clients to ensure professional and high-quality representation, through tasks such as: advising clients on legal and regulatory risk in connection with their programs or products; drafting and negotiating contracts, licenses and other transactional documents; preparing amicus briefs, comments and other filings; and supporting policy advocacy efforts.

  • Meet regularly with students to direct and supervise their work, build mentoring relationships, observe them in client interactions, review their written and other work product, and provide regular and detailed feedback on their projects and performance.

  • Deliver instruction in basic legal skills and practice, and assist in developing and updating the training curriculum, syllabus, and other instructional materials for students.

  • Help supervise administrative aspects of the program.

School/Unit:Harvard Law School EEO Statement: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.Job Summary:

The Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring a passion for social justice and a strong interest in technology law to the Cyberlaw Clinic. They will work with the Faculty Director and other team members on activities related both to client representation and clinical teaching of HLS students. The CI will be responsible for supervising, mentoring, and teaching students enrolled in the clinic as they represent clients in a variety of challenging matters, drawn from the CI’s area of expertise and the Clinic’s existing areas of practice. These include: digital civil liberties; privacy and security; new media and online speech; government innovation; intellectual property; tech and human rights; and online safety.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-TB1About Us:Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School (  is a place where you can thrive.