Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic has announced a new fellowship position that will be funded by Cooley, Godward, and Kronish, a law firm focusing on technology law. The fellowship aims to foster a closer relationship between the two organizations.
The Cyberlaw Clinic, which is part of Harvard Law’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, defends anonymous online posters who face legal demands for their identities, negotiates online music and licensing agreements, and explores issues such as internet surveillance and the influence of the internet on democracy, according to director Phillip R. Malone.
The newly created fellowship will provide financial support for one of two fellows already working at the clinic, says Malone. Malone also mentioned that the position will create a closer collaboration with the Cooley firm, allowing the Clinic access to the firm’s expertise and resources.
John G. Palfrey, a Law School professor who formerly oversaw the Clinic, called the fellowship a “major step forward for the study of cyberlaw at Harvard Law School” and praised the relationship with Cooley, who he called “a leader in intellectual property law.”