Staff

Christopher T. Bavitz

CHRISTOPHER T. BAVITZ | Managing Director, Cyberlaw Clinic | Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School | Email | Christopher T. Bavitz is the WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he co-teaches the Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age seminar and teaches the seminar, Music & Digital Media. He is also Managing Director of HLS’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. And, he is a Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center. Chris concentrates his practice on intellectual property and media law, particularly in the areas of music, entertainment, and technology. He oversees many of the Clinic’s projects relating to copyright, speech, advising of startups, and the use of technology to support access to justice, and he serves as the HLS Dean’s Designate to Harvard’s Innovation Lab. Prior to joining the Clinic, Chris served as Senior Director of Legal Affairs for EMI Music North America. From 1998-2002, Chris was a litigation associate at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and RubinBaum LLP / Rubin Baum Levin Constant & Friedman, where he focused on copyright and trademark matters. Chris received his B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University in 1995 and his J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in 1998.

Susan Crawford

SUSAN P. CRAWFORD | Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School | Email | Susan P. Crawford is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and a Faculty Co-director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.  Susan is the author of Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age and a contributor to Bloomberg View and Wired. Susan served as Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (2009) and co-led the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) transition team between the Bush and Obama administrations. She also served as a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Advisory Council on Technology and Innovation. Susan received her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale) until the end of 2002, when she left that firm to enter the legal academy.

Jessica Fjeld

fjeld-headshot-2016JESSICA FJELD | Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School | Email | Jessica Fjeld is a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic. She works in diverse areas including intellectual property, media and entertainment (particularly public media), freedom of expression, and law and policy relating to government and nonprofit entities. Before joining the Clinic, Jessica worked in Business & Legal Affairs for WGBH Educational Foundation, and as an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP focused in corporate transactions. She received a JD from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and Managing Editor of the Journal of Law and the Arts; an MFA in Poetry from the University of Massachusetts; and a BA from Columbia University.

Kira Hessekiel

Kira is a Project Coordinator of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Prior to joining the Clinic, Kira spent a year teaching English as a second language to high school students near Rouen, France. She also spent time as member of AARP Massachusetts advocacy and outreach teams. Kira graduated from Tufts University, summa cum laude, in 2013 with a political science degree, and if you want to hear a lot about politicians and crying, ask her about her undergraduate thesis. In her free time, Kira enjoys cooking, creating and appreciating music of all types, reading, and traveling.

Vivek Krishnamurthy

Krishnamurty_Vivek_pressVivek Krishnamurthy is a Clinical Instructor in Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic. He specializes in the international aspects of internet governance and on the human rights challenges associated with offering new internet-based services in different legal environments around the world. Vivek is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Yale Law School, and the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining the Cyberlaw Clinic, Vivek clerked for the Hon. Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada and worked as an associate in the International and Corporate Social Responsibility Practices at Foley Hoag LLP.

Maria Smith

Maria Smith headshot 2016Maria Smith is a Project Coordinator supporting the work of Professor Susan Crawford and the Responsive Communities Initiative. She first joined the Berkman Center and Harvard Law School communities as a Harvard undergraduate conducting research and project support for Professor Crawford. Maria graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Economics. In college she was invested in activist work with the Global Health and AIDS Coalition and co-chaired the annual Women’s Leadership Conference. Maria has worked as an intern for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Connecting for Good and Morgan Stanley.