This past Wednesday — May 24th, 2017 — marked Class Day at Harvard Law School, which takes place each year one day before the University-wide commencement ceremonies. It’s one of our favorite days of the year here at the Cyberlaw Clinic, because it gives us the chance to host an annual get-together for graduating Clinic alums and their families and friends.
ThiThis year’s celebration came at the end of a fantastic Class Day lineup, with the esteemed Sally Yates offering an inspirational set of remarks, our good friend Mark Wu accepting the 2017 Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence, and Cyberlaw Clinic alum (and 2016-17 Berkman Klein Center Fellow) Crystal Nwaneri receiving the David Westfall Memorial Award for Community Leadership.
It also came at the end of a great academic year for us in the Clinic, with the addition of two phenomenal new teacher-practitioners (Jessica Fjeld and Mason Kortz) to the Clinic team; collaborations with a slate of Clinic Advisors that included Nani Jansen Reventlow, Erica Tennyson, and Waide Warner; amicus filings on issues ranging from the right of estate administrators to access a decedent’s emails to the scope of the Massachusetts Anti-SLAPP statute; and some high-profile forays into questions about Internet jurisdiction and the territorial reach of online takedown orders. All of this happened against the backdrop of our usual array of discrete client advising projects, which had our students addressing everything from the risk of liability for researchers under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act; to copyright and fair use in the context of archival digitization efforts; to the impacts of global law reform efforts on free expression; to privacy concerns raised by innovative classroom technologies.
The Cyberlaw Clinic team extends its heartfelt congratulations to graduates in the Harvard Law School class of 2017 and wishes them well in all of their future endeavors!
Photos of graduating students Richard Gadsden (HLS JD ’17) and Miranda Means (HLS JD ’17), graduating student Jennifer Luh (HLS JD ’17) and HLS Clinical Professor Susan Crawford, and graduating students Alicia Solow-Niederman (HLS JD ’17) and Nehaa Chaudhari (HLS LLM ’17), courtesy of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society‘s intrepid Digital Media Producer, Dan Jones.