Are you a lawyer interested in dealing with emerging legal issues relating to the intersection of law, journalism, and new media on the Internet? Would you like to help online journalism and new media ventures meet their legal needs? Do you want a stimulating yet laid back work environment?
The Citizen Media Law Project at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society is looking to hire a Staff Attorney/Resident Fellow to assist with the development of a pro bono network of media lawyers and law school clinics to support online journalism and new media startups.
The position requires a Juris Doctor degree with admission to at least one state bar (and eligibility for admission on motion to the Massachusetts bar if you're not a Massachusetts lawyer) and a minimum of 3 years of legal-practice experience with a significant Internet, intellectual property, or media law focus. Our offices are located at the Berkman Center at Harvard Law School, so you must be willing to work in Cambridge, MA.
We're really excited about this position and about bringing someone new on board to help with our work. We're building a network of lawyers across the country who want to work on online media cases, and we need an extremely capable individual to take the lead in screening new cases and clients, maintaining relationships with clients and members of the network, and providing direct legal assistance to clients in collaboration with lawyers and law students in Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic.
It's a great opportunity for experienced media, Internet, or IP law practitioners who want to serve the public interest, transition to academic pursuits, or simply work in an intellectually invigorating environment. The Staff Attorney will have many opportunities to expand his/her knowledge of technology and law, including frequent interactions with other fellows at the Berkman Center and throughout Harvard University.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than March 6, 2009. You can find more information about the position and how to apply here.