Stanford Law School invites applications for the position of Director of its soon-to-be-launched Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic (“Juelsgaard Clinic”). The appointment will begin for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Once it is up and running, the Juelsgaard Clinic will be one of ten clinical programs making up the Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School (the Juelsgaard Clinic is the successor to the Law School’s acclaimed Cyberlaw Clinic). It will provide students opportunities to work as lawyers, on behalf of the clinic’s clients, in advocating that intellectual property law and regulatory policy be developed in manners that are keenly sensitive to the goals of promoting innovation and creativity. The clinic will also work together with various Stanford Law School centers and technology and innovation leaders in Silicon Valley.
Working under the close supervision of the Director and a Clinical Teaching Fellow, the Juelsgaard Clinic will engage students in using numerous tools, on behalf of the Clinic’s clients, to advocate for sound policies that stimulate the types of innovation that have been, and will continue to be, the engines through which the lives and welfare of the world’s inhabitants are improved.
We anticipate that the Clinic’s work will focus on representing the interests of its clients (primarily non-governmental organizations) in a wide array of subject areas involving the promotion of vital innovation, including:
· Information technology;
· Clean technology; and
· Innovations in the creation and distribution of information.
The particular matters to be handled by the Juelsgaard Clinic will be determined by the Clinic Director, although decisions about the overall direction of the Juelsgaard Clinic’s work will be made in consultation with the Law School’s Director of Clinical Education and several other faculty members.
The vehicles the Juelsgaard Clinic will use to promote its clients’ interests will vary in accordance with the context. We anticipate they will include:
· Drafting and distribution of White Papers on key issues relating to the impact of policies on the promotion of innovation;
· Filing Amicus Curiae briefs on behalf of clients in key cases;
· Drafting legislation and proposed regulations;
· Commenting and testifying on proposed bills and regulations; and
· Promulgating “best practices” that universities and other institutions can use to promote innovation among the members of their communities.
As with other Clinics at Stanford Law School, students enrolled in the Juelsgaard Clinic (typically 8-10 students) will spend an entire quarter (approximately 12 weeks) devoted entirely to the work of the Clinic on a full-time basis (i.e., enrolled in no other classes). This model is quite unique among law school clinics. At the end of the quarter, students generally transfer responsibility on open matters to other students, but may (at the director’s discretion) retain some continuing duties with respect to particular matters as Advanced Clinic students, depending on the circumstances. Each individual clinic works with a set of full-time students during two quarters each year.
Duties of the Director of the Juelsgaard Clinic include:
· Developing the clinic’s operating plan;
· Directly supervising Stanford law students;
· Identifying and developing clients;
· Managing all projects and clients;
· Developing the curriculum;
· Supervising and collaborating with the Clinical Teaching Fellow and staff;
· Teaching the clinical seminar during the two quarters each academic year that the clinic is working with sets of new students;
· Collaborating with clinical and other faculty at the Law School;
· Attending conferences and interacting with faculty at other institutions;
· Assisting in the development of additional resources;
· Participating in faculty governance at the Law School (depending on the status of the appointment, as discussed below); and
· Acting as liaison with the public and the Law School community.
The appointment as Director of the Juelsgaard Clinic will be accompanied, depending on experience, by either (a) a professorial appointment to the clinical faculty, or (b) an appointment for a three-year term as a Lecturer, with the anticipation that the Director will be evaluated for possible appointment to the clinical faculty in his or her third year at the Law School.
We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
· Distinguished practice experience for at least ten years as a lawyer in areas relating to intellectual property and innovation (although slightly less experience may suffice in exceptional circumstances);
· Demonstrated excellence in clinical teaching (or the supervision of law students) or demonstrated potential for such excellence in teaching or supervision;
· Strong commitment to clinical education;
· An academic record that demonstrates the capacity to be an active participant in the Law School’s academic community, the national intellectual property and clinical-education communities;
· Membership in the California State Bar, or a willingness to take the examination necessary for admission within one year of the commencement of employment;
· Excellent writing and analytic skills;
· Experience and ability to direct large projects;
· Ability to work in a self-directed and entrepreneurial environment; and
· A track record of working well in a collegial environment.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (with at least three references) by mail or e-mail to: Professor Lawrence Marshall, Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Stanford Law School, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford, CA 94305. Email: email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.
Employer Type: Educational
Job Location: Stanford, California