Past Clinic Fellows
Lila Bailey '05 is the founding partner of The Law Office of Lila Bailey, where she specializes in digital copyright and privacy issues.
Bailey was a Clinical Teaching Fellow in the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic from 2011 to 2013. Bailey came to the Clinic from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she worked in the Education Program on Open Educational Resources (OER)---high-quality educational materials provided freely under a flexible copyright license that allows anyone, anywhere, to access, customize, and share those resources via the Internet.
Prior to her work at the Hewlett Foundation, Bailey was in-house counsel for Creative Commons, a non-profit organization that offers open copyright licenses. While there, she provided legal and programmatic advice within the organization and educated the public about the use and benefits of Creative Commons licenses, especially in the area of education. Before going in-house, Bailey was an associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati where she worked on Intellectual Property litigation and strategic counseling matters for Silicon Valley technology companies and start-ups. Bailey also held an Intellectual Property Fellowship with the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 2007.
Jennifer Lynch is a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and works on open government, transparency and privacy issues as part of EFF’s Transparency Project. In addition to government transparency, Jennifer has written and spoken frequently on domestic drones, government surveillance programs, and biometrics. She successfully sued the Federal Aviation Administration and Customs and Border Protection to obtain thousands of pages of previously unpublished drone records and has testified about facial recognition and its Fourth Amendment implications before the Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. She has been interviewed on these and other topics by major and technical media outlets, including the NBC Nightly News, 60 Minutes, NPR, Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, CNet, and Ars Technica.
Jack Lerner is Clinical Associate Professor of Law and Director of the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic. Professor Lerner received a B.A., with distinction, in English from the University of Kansas and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Fred I. Parker on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Judge G. Thomas Van Bebber in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. He practiced intellectual property law with the Palo Alto, Calif., firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C. and in 2004 was a research fellow with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. Before joining USC, Professor Lerner was Clinic Fellow at the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law from 2005-2007. At USC, Professor Lerner leads law students in the USC Intellectual Property and Technology Law Clinic as they counsel and represent policymakers, artists, innovators, nonprofit organizations, and others on a range of IP and technology issues.
Laura Quilter is the Copyright and Information Policy Librarian at the UMass Amherst Libraries. Laura has a M.S. in Library and Information Science (University of Kentucky, 1993) and a J.D. (UC Berkeley School of Law, 2003). She has taught as an adjunct professor at Simmons College, and at the Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law. She has consulted with libraries and non-profits on copyright, privacy, and other technology law concerns. She has also worked as a librarian and assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has lectured and taught courses to a wide variety of audiences. Laura's research interests include copyright, tensions within teaching and scholarly communication, and more broadly, human rights concerns within information law and policy, including privacy, access to knowledge, and intellectual freedom.
Babak Siavoshy, 08, joined Berkeley Law as a Teaching Fellow at the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2012. His interests and expertise center on the constitutional and legal implications of emerging technologies.
Prior to joining Berkeley Law, Siavoshy served in the executive office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris, where he worked on consumer privacy issues; and as an associate at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington D.C., where he co-wrote the respondent's brief in United Sates v. Jones, the Supreme Court's landmark GPS tracking decision.
In the fall of 2009, Siavoshy served as a Visiting Scholar at the Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law. He clerked for Judge John T. Noonan of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, California.