Application Deadline- Yale-Abrams Clinical Fellowship- Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic (MFIA)
Feb 1 @ 11:59 pm

Position Start Date: July 1, 2020


About the Abrams Clinical Fellowship

MFIA seeks candidates for this position with at least two years of relevant experience who are interested in pursuing a career in litigation or public advocacy on issues surrounding digital age free expression and transparency within government, at a non-governmental organization, or as a law school clinical professor.


The Abrams Fellow will work closely with the Clinic’s team of litigators, which currently includes Clinic Director David Schulz and three full-time Fellows. The fellowship provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience litigating cutting edge issues, to supervise and teach law students, to work on legal scholarship, and to participate in the intellectual life of the Yale ISP. The duties of the Abrams Fellow include:


Assuming overall responsibility for selected cases on the MFIA docket and supervising Yale Law School students in the Clinic;

  • Assisting the Clinic’s intake process and shaping its docket;
  • Teaching several substantive and skill-based classes to students as part of the Clinic’s weekly seminar;
  • Supervising summer law student interns at the Clinic and covering Clinic cases during semester breaks;
  • Coordinating the Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference hosted each Spring by the Abrams Institute;
  • Engaging in the scholarly activities of the ISP, which include regular academic lunches, workshops, conferences, and talks.

Fellows must live in the New Haven area during their fellowship. The fellowship starts on July 1 and lasts for one year, renewable for a second year.  The salary for the Abrams Fellow will be $75,000. Fellows also receive Yale health benefits and access to university facilities, as well as a travel budget for academic and clinic conferences.


Application Instructions:

Applications should be submitted by February 1, 2020.  Applications should include:

  • A one to five-page statement describing the applicant’s interest in the fellowship, relevant practice experience, and career goals;
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume;
  • A law school transcript; and
  • At least one sample of recent legal writing, preferably a brief or memorandum.

***Please indicate clearly in your application materials that you are applying for the Abrams Clinical Fellowship***


Application materials should be sent (in electronic form) to Heather Branch at heather.branch@yale.edu.


For further information, please feel free to contact MFIA Clinic Director David Schulz at david.schulz@yale.edu.


Call for Applications: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Private Law at Harvard Law School
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am

The Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School is seeking applicants for full-time, one- to two-year residential appointments, starting in the fall of 2020 — in particular, it is seeking applicants for both the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law and the Qualcomm Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law and Intellectual Property.

Applications are due by 21 February 2020. The call for applications is at: http://blogs.harvard.edu/nplblog/2020/01/14/call-for-applications-postdoctoral-fellowships-in-private-law-at-harvard-law-school-2/

“Universalism in International Copyright Law Through the Lens of Marrakesh” @ Farmer Conference Room
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Graeme B. Dinwoodieo
Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works by Visually Impaired Persons and Persons with Print Disabilities has been heralded by a wide
 range of commentators as a step in a new direction in international copyright law.  This seminar will assess the treaty’s significance through the lens of a conventional consideration that has been around since the formation of the Berne Convention, namely, to what extent does it alter our understanding of the notion of universalism in international copyright law.  And through that assessment, I want to consider the whole notion of universalism in international copyright law and develop (with an eye to Marrakesh as well as a couple of other recent developments) the range of mechanisms by which universalism might be pursued.


Professor Dinwoodie is a prolific intellectual property scholar of international renown. From 2009 to 2018, he was Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford, where he was also Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and a Professorial Fellow of St. Peter’s College. Immediately prior to taking up the IP Chair at Oxford, Professor Dinwoodie was for several years a Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. During that time, Professor Dinwoodie led Chicago-Kent’s Program in Intellectual Property Law, helping to build the program’s international reputation. From 2005 to 2009, he also held a Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary College, University of London.


Certificate in Patent Practice
May 4 @ 9:00 am – May 7 @ 5:00 pm

May 4-7, 2020
Room 110, Windsor Hall
University of Windsor


This 4-day intensive learning experience, free to students courtesy of generous funding from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) (an approximate $2,000 value), will explore many essential topics of patent practice.