Monday, July 11, 2011

Job opportunities: IP clinic director and Berkeley fellow

A couple of positions:

Suffolk University Law School located in downtown Boston is seeking to add an IP transactional clinic to our robust clinical offerings. This IP clinic will complement our nationally ranked IP program by giving students the opportunity to engage in actual transactional work under the guidance of a clinical instructor.

We are seeking a candidate who will develop and operate the IP clinic. Candidates can be experienced clinical faculty members or practitioners with a genuine interest in teaching. Candidates must be a member in good standing of a state bar and have at least three years of IP transactional experience. Teaching experience preferred but not required.

Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested. If interested please send a cover letter and resume to [Email submissions preferred]:

Professor Andrew Beckerman-Rodau
Co-Director IP Concentration
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street – Suite 340A
Boston, MA 02108
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You can also contact Professor Jeff Pokorak, Director of Clinical
Programs, for additional information on our clinical programs:
Professor Jeff Pokorak
Director Clinical Programs
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street – Suite 190D
Boston, MA 02108
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Berkeley Law has the nation’s flagship legal program in the high technology and intellectual property fields, featuring both the faculty and resources of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology (BCLT) ( and the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic (SLTPPC) ( BCLT and SLTPPC work on cutting-edge scholarship, research, and policy initiatives that help governments, academic institutions, and private entities develop sound technology-related policies and practices in the digital age. In addition, SLTPPC specifically helps train the next generation of lawyers and policy-makers in the hands-on work of advocacy on behalf of public-minded individuals and organizations.

In order to support these current efforts to develop the proper intellectual, legal, policy, and technological frameworks for a robust national public digital library, Berkeley Law seeks to hire a “Digital Library Fellow” beginning September 1, 2011 and continues through August 31, 2013.

The Digital Library Fellow will work under the supervision of Berkeley Law Professors Pamela Samuelson, Jason Schultz, and Jennifer Urban and would focus on a variety of projects that will include, as a minimum, the following:

• Developing the intellectual foundation for legal and policy changes in copyright law needed to support the digital public library efforts, including in areas such as orphan works, library privileges, private ordering initiatives, collective licensing, digital book lending, and metadata ownership.
• Drafting model legislation as well as researching and writing articles, white papers, friend of the court briefs, or other projects of publishable quality on these subjects.
• Organizing and convening programmatic events, including meetings, workshops, and conferences to gather input, disseminate ideas and research efforts, and build a broad-based coalition to support digital public library efforts.
• Prepare materials to help inform key digital public library stakeholders about key issue to enable them to take appropriate advocacy actions with state and federal legislatures and agencies to support their efforts.

Qualifications: A successful candidate for the Digital Library Fellowship will hold a J.D. and will have experience with copyright issues, preferably those facing digital libraries, as well as demonstrated excellent research and writing skills, organizational and planning skills, substantive knowledge of both U.S. and international copyright law, and proven knowledge of and commitment to open access principles.

Salary range is $62,532 – $86,316 depending on experience. The University offers excellent health and retirement benefits which can be viewed online at

Application Procedure:
E-mail a resume, cover letter, transcript, writing sample, and a list of three (3) references to the address below:

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Sheri Showalter
Director, Human Resources
Room 315 Boalt Hall
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
Berkeley, CA 94720-7200

Applications must be received no later than August 12, 2011. Minority, female, disabled and GLBT applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Inquiries may be addressed to HR Director Showalter at academicpositions /

Please refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley Statement of Confidentiality found at:

The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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