2007-08 RESIDENTIAL FELLOWSHIP
CENTER FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY
Stanford Law School
The Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford Law School is offering a one-year Fellowship (2007-2008) to work in conjunction with its Fair Use Project and Cyberlaw Clinic on public interest litigation involving copyright and technology issues. The CIS 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 Jennifer S. Granick.
The Fair Use Project is a new CIS initiative launched in 2006 thanks to a generous gift from Google, Inc. Headed by Executive Director Anthony Falzone, the FUP's mission is to clarify, define and expand the bounds of fair use. The FUP's primary focus is litigation. It represents clients in non-commercial and commercial cases that present compelling issues of fair use and associated principles. Similarly, it provides legal representation to documentary filmmakers who comply with recognized fair use principles, providing assistance during production as well as a commitment to provide defend them should litigation arise.
The Cyberlaw Clinic is an in-house clinic taught by CIS Executive Director and attorney Jennifer Granick. It consists of eight to twelve students 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 being litigated by the FUP and/or the Cyberlaw Clinic. The Fellow will also assist on other litigation and work with students in the Cyberlaw Clinic on cases and projects on an as-needed basis. In addition, the Fellowship may provide the opportunity for the pursuit of individual research and scholarship in preparation to enter the academic teaching market.
Qualifications: 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 flexible, anytime from July 2007 to September 2007. At least two years of post-law school civil litigation experience is required. Salary will be approximately $40,000 per year, with benefits.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and a list of references to:
Jennifer S. Granick
Center for Internet & Society
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610
Applications may also be submitted by email to the following address: email@example.com. Applicants must also apply online via the Stanford Jobs website at http://jobs.stanford.edu/find_a_job.html; Job number 23428. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred submission deadline is January 31, 2007. For more information about the CIS and the FUP, please visit our website at www.cyberlaw.stanford.edu.