The Clinical Instructor (CI) will bring a passion for social justice and a strong interest in technology to their work with the Managing Directorand clinical staff to operate theCyberlawClinic. This will include 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/or the Clinic's existing areas of practice (including digital civil liberties; privacy and security; new media and online speech; government innovation; intellectual property; tech and human rights; and online safety).
Job Code 167058 Clinical Lawyer
As a Clinical Instructor, you will:
develop, alongside the Managing Director and other clinic staff, the Clinic's stable 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, high-quality representation, potentially including, depending on the project, such tasks as drafting of contracts, licenses and other transactional documents; preparation of amicus briefs, comments and other filings; and support for 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.
Basic Qualifications Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience (including public interest law or technology-related practice), and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.
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 the areas of digital civil liberties; privacy and security; new media and online speech; government innovation; intellectual property; tech and human rights; or online safety
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 supervision and mentoring experience of junior attorneys or professionals
strong interpersonal skills, a proven capacity to work as a team member, sound judgment, and an entrepreneurial attitude
This is a term appointment expected to extend three years from the start date, subject to departmental funding and need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources. 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.
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.
Candidates must have earned a J.D. at least 3 years ago, have at least 3 years of relevant experience (including public interest law or technology-related practice), and be admitted to the Massachusetts bar or eligible for temporary admission pursuant to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:04.