Harvard University Clinical Lawyer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
46590BRAuto req ID:46590BRJob Code:167058 Clinical Lawyer Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Clinical InstructorSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:01-Sep-2021Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications: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.Additional Qualifications: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.Additional Information:Organization: The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is dedicated to exploring, understanding, and shaping the development of the digitally-networked environment. A diverse, interdisciplinary community of scholars, practitioners, technologists, policy experts, and advocates, we seek to tackle the most important challenges of the digital age while keeping a focus on tangible real-world impact in the public interest. Our faculty, fellows, staff and affiliates conduct research, build tools and platforms, educate others, form bridges and facilitate dialogue across and among diverse communities. More information at www.cyber.harvard.edu.
Commitment to Diversity: The work and well-being of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, ability, and much more. We actively seek and welcome people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, persons with disabilities, and people at intersections of these identities, from across the spectrum of disciplines and methods.
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend three years from start date, subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Department:Berkman Klein Center for Internet and SoicetyPre-Employment Screening:Education, Identity, License/Cert.Job Function:Faculty & Student Services 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 with the administration of the Clinic’s practice and teaching operations.
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.
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.