This clinic has been part of Georgetown’s Institute for Public Representation since 1980.  The clinic is also part of the law school’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy, which works to train the next generation of lawyers and lawmakers and provides a uniquely valuable forum in Washington, DC for policymakers, academics and technologists to discuss the most pressing issues and opportunities in technology law today.

The Communications and Technology Law Clinic represents nonprofit organizations working to adopt, enforce, and defend laws and policies that promote the use of technologies to serve the public interest.  The clinic practices before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), other federal agencies, and federal appellate courts.  The clinic has been active, for example, in supporting limits on media ownership at both the FCC and in the courts to encourage diverse viewpoints and opportunities for women and people of color to own broadcast stations.  At the FTC, the clinic has worked to enforce the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and prevent deceptive or unfair advertising to children. More examples of recent projects can be found at

The candidate must be or become a member of the D.C. Bar.  Successful candidates should be familiar with federal administrative law and appellate practice.  Work experience before or at the FCC or FTC would be a plus.  While the faculty member will initially supervise work on ongoing cases, over time, she or he would need to develop appropriate new cases and projects in light of changes in law, technology, student interest, client needs and pedagogic goals.

Prior experience with clinical teaching is desirable.  The candidate should enjoy working closely with law students, have experience supervising others, and possess the management skills to keep the clinic running smoothly.  Since this appointment is on the tenure track, the faculty member will be expected to produce high-quality scholarship and to engage in the academic life of the law school.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references and a scholarly agenda to Emily N. Smith at Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. It encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.