New Cyberlaw Clinical with Zittrain's 'Cyberlaw: Difficult Problems' Course

There is a unique new clinical opportunity to work with the Berkman Center's Cyberlaw clinic during the fall semester and enroll early in Professor Jonathan Zittrain's "Cyberlaw: Difficult Problems" winter course.

Professor Zittrain is soliciting applications from students interested in combining a fall clinical at the Berkman Center's Cyberlaw Clinic with his winter course Cyberlaw: Difficult Problems. The course, which will be taught in January 2010 at Stanford Law School (HLS students will have air transportation and lodging in Silicon Valley provided during the winter term), seeks to explore difficult problems in cyberlaw, presented by guests who must grapple with them. Guests will include academics, technologists, businesspeople, regulators, and social entrepreneurs whose puzzles may require solutions that span disciplines and approaches. We are currently looking to choose one student who will be granted early enrollment in the "Cyberlaw: Difficult Problems" winter class as well as enrollment in the fall Cyberlaw Clinic. The fall Clinical work will involve research and preliminary identification of a set of challenging cyberlaw puzzles and potential guests who could present them in January, as well as overall organization and construction of the class. These puzzles will include a variety of cutting-edge issues faced in the real-world by researchers, businesses, NGOs, government entities and others. The student who is selected will meet once or twice with Prof. Zittrain before the current semester ends (or over the summer if you are in Cambridge), and will then work closely next fall with Clinic staff and remotely with Prof. Zittrain, who will be visiting at Stanford.

To apply

Complete the online application form, which also requires you to upload a resume.  The application deadline is Friday, May 15. If you need room to provide any additional information, such as enrollment in joint degree or LL.M. programs or the like, please add an extra paragraph at the end of your entry in the statement of interest box on the online application form. 


If you have questions about the substance or logistics of the Clinic placement or the winter course before you apply, please contact Phil Malone at the Cyberlaw Clinic (

Last modified: July 17, 2010

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