CIS needs a Constitutional Law/IP fellow

On your way to legal academics? Need some time to write, as you do some good? The Stanford CIS (fresh off of a string of incredible victories) needs a new fellow with a particular fondness for the First Amendment and IP. Specs in the extended entry below.

Stanford Law School Announces Center for Internet and Society and
Stanford Constitutional Law Center Joint Fellowship

The Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS) and The
Stanford Constitutional Law Center (CLC) announce a new joint
fellowship for the study of the intersection of copyright and
constitutional law. We are looking for an inaugural fellow to work
with faculty and staff from both Centers on range of research and
litigation projects addressing the relationship between the
Constitution’s Copyright Clause, the First Amendment and the Fair Use

The primary responsibility for the fellow will be to work on current
CIS Fair Use Project litigation. In addition, the Fellow will also
be an active part of the CIS and CLC communities, attending 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 Centers

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. CIS was founded by Professor of Law
Lawrence Lessig and is headed by Executive Director Lauren Gelman.

The Fair Use Project (FUP) is a new CIS initiative launched in 2006
and lead by Executive Director Anthony Falzone. 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.

The Stanford Constitutional Law Center, founded in September 2006 by
former dean Kathleen M. Sullivan and Derek Shaffer ’00, grows out of
the long and distinguished tradition of constitutional law
scholarship at Stanford Law School. The Center seeks to carry on that
tradition in a variety of ways-academic conferences, public lectures,
policy research projects, and pro bono litigation-aimed at gathering
consensus and advancing constitutional norms both domestically and
internationally. Stanford law students, particularly those enrolled
in a Constitutional Law Workshop, are intimately involved in all of
the Center’s activities.

Applicant Requirements:

2-5 years of post-law school civil litigation experience with
substantial experience in constitutional law (preferred) and
intellectual property (required) 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

The position is for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for a
second twelve months. The start date is September 2008, although this
may be flexible depending on the right candidates availability.
Salary will be approximately $40,000 per year, with benefits.

Preferred submission deadline is September 8, 2008, however
applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants MUST apply online via the Stanford Jobs website

Search “Job number 31382”

Applications may also be submitted by email to the following address:
Gelman [at]

For more information about the CIS and the FUP, please visit here.

For more information about the Stanford Constitutional Law Center,
please visit our website.

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1 Response to CIS needs a Constitutional Law/IP fellow

  1. Alex says:

    Heh – I read the title as Commonwealth of Independent States needs a Constitutional Law/IP fellow. It’s a bit late for that…

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