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Legal Fellow (summer 18)

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Wikimedia Foundation Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

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San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Dec 08,2017

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Dec 07,2017
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Legal Fellow (Summer '18) The candidate will have immersive in-house experience with specific education and training in the areas of Internet law and free knowledge organizations. Will be assigned challenging projects based on their particular interests and strengths. These projects range from researching various legal questions to drafting licensing agreements to developing internal and external policies. Receive individualized projects that they will be expected to spearhead under the supervision and guidance of an attorney from the Legal Department. Work closely with their supervising attorney - attending and participating in internal and external meetings, collaborating on projects, receiving feedback and support, and generally learning about the practical dimensions of practicing law in-house at a web-based company. Work with a fellow's university to facilitate earning academic credits and/or receiving funding for the fellow's time at the firm's Foundation. Experience working with large online user communities (or at least the desire to). Students with experience with firm's projects are preferred. Current law student or recent law school graduate are considered. Multilingual students (especially German, French, and/or Italian) are a plus. Students with experience and/or coursework in drafting agreements and/or policies are preferred. Completed coursework in some or all of the following areas of law: internet law, freedom of speech (domestic and international), intellectual property, contract drafting, international law, privacy, data security, and/or licensing. Students who have experience in these areas are heavily preferred. Duration: 10-12 weeks.

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