Clinical Supervising Attorney and Lecturer on Law – Stanford University – Palo Alto, Calif.

The Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic of Stanford Law School seeks an enthusiastic and passionate attorney to join its teaching and practice team as a Clinical Supervising Attorney and Lecturer in Law. The supervising attorney will be an integral part of all aspects of the Clinic’s mission to train outstanding law students and represent clients in a rich and exciting variety of significant matters focusing on technology and intellectual property policy, appellate and agency advocacy, IP strategy, and client advising and

This is a rare opportunity to teach in one of the preeminent technology and IP clinics in the nation and at one of the country’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education. The supervising attorney will work hand-in-hand with students in the Clinic as they represent real clients in important and challenging real-world cases and matters across fields that include internet and information technology, media and content creation, telecom, AI and machine learning, biotech, pharmaceuticals, and many more. Our students handle cases involving significant patent, copyright, and trademark issues as well as areas such as net neutrality, antitrust, FDA regulation, online speech and Section 230, CFAA, privacy, surveillance, and others.

Reporting to, and working closely with the Clinic’s director, Professor Phil Malone, the supervising attorney will be an integral part of all the Clinic’s work, including:

  • extensive supervision of Clinic students and their legal work, particularly small-group and one-on-one supervision and review of their case and policy analysis and development, client interactions, written work, oral advocacy, and professionalism;
  • giving regular, detailed oral and written feedback to students on their performance;
  • delivering instruction in and modeling core lawyering and practice skills;
  • ensuring professional, high-quality representation of Clinic clients;
  • engaging in area-of-expertise development, including monitoring of IP- and innovation-related legal, business, and technical developments; reaching out to potential collaborators; and maintaining relationships with partners such as advocacy organizations, industry groups, and government agencies;
  • pursuing (often with students) client development, including maintaining relationships with ongoing clients, conducting client intake, and identifying and reaching out to potential new clients;
  • partnering with the director to shape the overall vision and operation of the Clinic, design its curriculum, develop teaching materials, co-teach the twice-weekly clinic seminar, and ensure best-practice Clinic administration and operations; and
    • providing direct client representation during student breaks or when otherwise necessary.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least three to five years experience in patent, copyright, trademark, and/or other innovation-related legal policy development and advocacy, appellate or trial level
    litigation, and/or client counseling;
  • superior writing, editing and verbal skills;
  • outstanding academic credentials;
  • sound judgment and exceptional ethical standards;
  • excellent teamwork, collaboration, and team building skills;
  • strong interest in and demonstrated potential for successful teaching and student supervision, including previous experience in a clinical legal setting, the direct supervision and mentoring of junior attorneys, or similar experience;
  • strong organizational / management skills, attention to detail and self-motivation, and an aptitude for law practice and clinic management; and
  • admission to practice in California or eligibility and willingness to sit for the next California Bar exam

A background in patent policy, strategy, litigation and/or counseling; appellate advocacy; or open source / open access issues, and a technical or scientific background, is desirable but not required.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Education
Job Location: Palo Alto, California