February 9, 2009
Job Announcement: Director - Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic
Stanford Law School invites applications for the position of Director of the Stanford Cyberlaw Clinic (SCC). SCC is a clinical program that has long been offered at Stanford Law School. It is one of ten clinical programs making up the Stanford Legal Clinic. The SCC provides students opportunities to work as lawyers on the cases it handles, under the close supervision of the SCC director. As its name suggests, the clinic has until now focused primarily on the intersection of new digital technologies and the law. For example, it has worked on cases involving internet anonymity, and rights of free speech. In addition, the clinic has worked on some fair-use cases outside of the internet context. As we approach hiring a new director we are open to considering new directions for the clinic’s work within the areas of technology or intellectual property. Depending on the nature of the work the clinic does under its new director, the name of the clinic may well change to more accurately reflect the actual work being done.
Duties of the Director of the SCC include management of projects and clients, direct supervision of a clinical fellow and Stanford law students, teaching the seminar that is part of the clinic, collaborating with clinical faculty at the Law School, managing the operation of the Clinic, budgeting, community relations, assisting in the development of additional resources, and acting as liaison with the Law School community.
Depending on the experience and qualifications of the candidate, the appointment as Director of the SCC may be accompanied by an appointment to a clinical-tenure-track position within the clinical faculty. If that is not appropriate, the appointment will be made for a three-year term as a Lecturer at the Law School. In that event, we would anticipate that the director would be considered for a clinical-tenure-track during his or her third year in the position.
We seek candidates with distinguished practice experience and a strong commitment to clinical legal education. Applicants should have at least five years experience in a relevant practice area. Applicants should also have an academic record that demonstrates their capacity to be active participants in the Law School’s academic community. The applicant must either be a member of the California State Bar, or be willing to take the examination necessary for admission within one year of the commencement of employment. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by mail or e-mail to:
Associate Dean for Public Service
and Clinical Education &
David & Stephanie Mills Director
of Clinical Education
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. -jl
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