Center for Internet and Society
Stanford Law School
Residential Fellowship 2005-2006
The Center for Internet and Society (CIS), located at Stanford Law School, is offering a one-year Fellowship (2004-2005) to work in conjunction with its Cyberlaw Clinic on public interest litigation and to produce independent scholarship related to civil liberties, technology and the Internet.
The Center for Internet and Society is a leading center for the study of the relationship between the public interest, law and technology. CIS was founded by Professor of Law Lawrence Lessig and is headed by Executive Director attorney Jennifer S. Granick, who also teaches the Cyberlaw Clinic.
The CIS Clinic is an in- house live client clinic assisting in the direct representation of clients in matters involving security, privacy, free speech scientific innovation and technology, as well as policy analysis and public information campaigns. Illustrative litigation includes representing a company that distributes peer-to-peer file sharing software in a lawsuit filed by the recording industry; protecting the rights of Internet publishers to speak anonymously on- line; and protecting speech interests against claims of intellectual property infringement.
The Fellow will be directly and primarily responsible for one or more of the intellectual property 'impact' cases that CIS is litigating. She will also assist on other CIS litigation and work with students in the Cyberlaw Clinic on cases and projects on an as-needed basis.
In addition, the Fellowship provides the opportunity for the pursuit of individual research and scholarship in association with CIS and Professor Lessig. This is a unique chance for an experience litigation seeking to pursue an academic or public interest career.
The position is for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for a second twelve months. The start date is flexible, anytime from July 2005 to September 2005. At least two years of post-law school civil litigation experience is required. Salary is $40,000 per year, with benefits. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of references by February 28, 2005 to Executive Director Jennifer S. Granick at: Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305-8610 or through the CIS website.
For further information, please contact Ms. Granick's legal assistant, Judy Gielniak, at: 650-726-8213.