Privacy Law Fellow, Berkeley

The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology
May 4, 2017
Berkeley, CA
Job Type


The Berkeley Center for Law & Technology is the focal point at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law for teaching, research, and student activities on issues at the intersection of law and technology. BCLT’s programs encompass the full range of technology law, including intellectual property, privacy, cybercrime and cybersecurity, biotech, entertainment law, and telecommunications regulation.

The Fellow will work with BCLT faculty and the BCLT Executive Director to develop educational resources for the judiciary on privacy and technology issues and to support the privacy programming of BCLT. The Fellow will have substantial time to engage in independent research on privacy-related issues, drawing upon the support and guidance of BCLT faculty and the broader Berkeley Law School academic community.

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Primary Responsibilities:

The Fellow’s primary responsibilities include:

• Working with the BCLT faculty and the BCLT Executive Director to develop educational resources (briefing papers, webinars, seminars) for judges on the technologies relevant to current issues in privacy law;

• Under the supervision of BCLT faculty and the BCLT Executive Director, researching and writing articles or reports on privacy law issues, including pieces directed at audiences beyond academia;

• Working with BCLT faculty and staff to organize workshops, conferences, talks, and meetings with judges, lawyers, policymakers, and industry representatives;

• Serving as an advisor to student projects in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic.

Minimum Qualifications Required (at time of application):

• Candidate must hold a JD degree or equivalent degree;

• Admission to practice law in at least one state (California Bar not required).

Preferred Qualifications:

• At least one year experience as a lawyer;

• Knowledge of privacy law and policy;

• Excellent research, analytic and writing skills;

• Experience as a judicial clerk;

• A passion for exploring the issues at the intersection of law and technology.

Application Procedure: Please visit the following link to apply: Applications must include in pdf format a cover letter (including a statement of interest); a CV; and a writing sample (such as a brief or article). Applicants must also provide in AP Recruit the names and contact information for three (3) references. Early applications are encouraged for full consideration. This position remains open until filled.

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Letters of reference may be requested of top candidates. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a dossier service or career center, to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Berkeley Law is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching or research. Qualified women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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