VISITING CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic Boston University School of Law
VISITING CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic Boston University School of LawTracking Code2511 Job Description
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, a top-tier law school with an international reputation, is a community of leading legal scholars, teachers, students, and alumni, dedicated to providing one of the finest legal educations in the world. The breadth and depth of our curriculum, especially our clinical program, as well as our innovative spirit are distinctive in American legal education.
Boston University School of Law is seeking to hire a full-time technology attorney in its Technology Law Clinic (the “Clinic”). The Clinic is part of BU Law’s Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property, and Cyberlaw Program, which is a unique collaboration between BU Law and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The School of Law believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to hear from applicants who support our institutional commitment to BU as an inclusive, equitable, and diverse community.
The Clinic represents current students at MIT and BU on matters related to their technology-related research, advocacy, and innovation. The Clinic frequently advises clients in the areas of data privacy, intellectual property, computer access laws, media law, and technology regulatory compliance. Clinic faculty help law students assist clients in counseling, pre-litigation, and transactional settings, and possibly also in litigation matters, including responses to cease-and-desist letters and litigation under open records laws. Clients often present novel questions of law in emerging areas of technology, including artificial intelligence and machine learning, encryption and cryptography, and novel methods of online platform scrutiny and analysis.
The attorney’s primary responsibility will be to supervise and assist students with direct client representation matters. The attorney will also assist the Clinic Director and Assistant Director in preparing and teaching a year-long seminar for students enrolled in the Clinic, including developing materials, performing research, and coordinating classroom activities and guest presentations. The position is a year-round position and the attorney also would work with student fellows hired to continue the work of the clinic during the summer. As time allows, the attorney would also work with the Clinic Director and Assistant Director to develop generalized legal resources and informational material to inform MIT and BU students on the legal aspects of their innovative projects and ventures.
The ideal candidate is a member of the Massachusetts bar or is eligible for membership, with at least one to three years of experience advising clients on cutting-edge issues in technology law, and a willingness to support the work of creative and innovative young clients. Experience with legal issues related to research and development of new technologies is considered a plus. Teaching experience or a strong interest in developing as a clinical faculty member is also considered a plus. Exceptional writing, editing, organizational, and managerial skills are required.
The attorney will be hired as a Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor to a two-year contract. The ideal start date is July 1, 2021 or sooner.
Since we opened our doors in 1872, Boston University School of Law has been committed to admitting and building our classes without regard to race, gender, or religion. We are dedicated to building a just, inclusive, and engaged community of faculty and students. We have more work to do to make our environment more just. Boston University School of Law is committed not only to the ideals of faculty diversity and inclusion but also to the work of creating and implementing practices that combat exclusion and inequity by race, gender, gender identity, disability status, religion, or other identities subject to historical subordination. We strive to foster a more inclusive intellectual culture that represents and encourages a broad range of intellectual traditions and approaches to the law. We welcome expressions of interest from applicants of all identities, intellectual traditions, and perspectives.
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Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume to Andrew Sellars, Director of the Technology Law Clinic. Email applications are encouraged and should be sent to [email protected]. Applications received on or before January 31, 2021 will be given full consideration.
To learn more about the law school, visit our website at www.bu.edu/law, and to learn more about the Clinic, please visit https://sites.bu.edu/techlaw/. If you have specific questions about the position, contact Andrew Sellars and [email protected]
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular