New Media Rights Clinic ( Visit https://www.newmediarights.org/intern_program for application information)
New Media Rights is an independently-funded program of
California Western School of Law that provides direct legal services to
creators, entrepreneurs, journalists, and internet users whose projects require specialized internet, intellectual property, privacy,
and media law expertise.
Under supervision of experienced attorneys, students provide services to clients through our transactional
Intellectual Property clinic. Students learn critical legal skills such as complex intellectual property analysis,
contract drafting, privacy compliance, and policy analysis skills. Interns also have had the opportunity to give
presentations to local community groups and at conferences.
We are known for our work against content bullying. In addition, we turn what we learn into hundreds of freely available video and written legal education guides for creators and consumers. We've participated in regulatory
proceedings at the Copyright Office, the FCC, and the California Public Utilities Commission, including Net
Neutrality, DMCA Anti-circumvention proceedings, Copyright Reform, and the Copyright small claims court proceedings.
When we're not helping individuals, we focus on assisting organizations that provide better access to public
information, more business and government accountability, or new perspectives to the cultural landscape through the
use of new technologies.
Many of the questions people have about who we are, how we operate, and why we do what we do are answered on our frequently asked questions page.
If you're a grantor or
foundation, we ask that you support our
work, and we invite you to take a look at our accomplishments.
Students interested in working in the clinic should visit https://www.newmediarights.org/intern_program for more information.
Potential clients who have legal questions should visit https://www.newmediarights.org/about_us/contact_us for more information.
We want to thank those who make our services possible, particularly our individual donors, California Western School
of Law, Rose Foundation, DuckDuckGo, and the City of San Diego Economic Development Department.