Apply to be a CIS Residential Fellow

Stanford Law School Announces Center for Internet and Society Residential Fellowship

The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School is offering a one-year Fellowship (2013-2014) to work in conjunction with its Fair Use Project (FUP) on public interest litigation involving copyright, First Amendment and technology issues.  The primary responsibility for the Fellow will be to work on current FUP litigation and client counseling.  In addition, the Fellow will be an active part of the CIS community, attending and planning lectures and symposia, assisting with Center activities and working with students on related projects.  The Fellowship will provide significant opportunity for the pursuit of individual research and scholarship in preparation to enter the academic teaching market.  The Fellowship position is offered for one year with the opportunity for renewal.

About the Center

The CIS is a leading center for the study of the relationship between the public interest, law and technology.  Deploying scholarship, symposia, advocacy, or litigation as necessary, we focus on areas where new technologies and old laws intersect and ask whether changes in either are appropriate.  Associate Professor Barbara van Schewick is the Director of CIS.

The Fair Use Project is lead by Julie Ahrens, Director of Copyright and Fair Use.  The FUP's mission is to clarify, define and expand the bounds of fair use primarily through litigation.  The FUP also develops and promotes fair use education and counsels creators, such as documentary filmmakers on appropriate uses of copyrighted works. Professor Mark Lemley is the Faculty Advisor for the FUP.

Applicant Requirements

2-5 years of post-law school civil litigation experience with substantial experience in intellectual property matters;
Excellent writing and analytic skills;
Demonstrated ability to direct litigation of impact cases; and
Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed and entrepreneurial environment.

The position is for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for a second twelve months.  The start date is TBD, but likely January 2013.

Salary will be approximately $50,000 per year, plus benefits.

Preferred submission deadline is November 23, 2012, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please submit your CV, a cover letter, and 3 writing samples. 

Applications may be submitted by email to the following address:

Applicants MUST also apply online via the Stanford Jobs website at
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