Andrew Sellars

Director, Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic

Clinical Instructor

BS, Northeastern University
JD, The George Washington University School of Law

Areas of Interest
Intellectual Property
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Biography

Andrew Sellars is the director of the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic, in which BU Law students advise MIT students on laws and regulations that may affect their innovation-related academic and extracurricular projects. Before joining BU, Sellars was the Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. At the Berkman Center, he focused on a variety of legal issues surrounding technology, intellectual property, and civil liberties. His work included advising clients on online free expression and media law matters, defending independent computer security research, helping clients navigate copyright and trademark law, and advocating for greater privacy rights in emerging technologies. Over his five years at the Berkman Center, Sellars served as the assistant director of Berkman’s Digital Media Law Project, and as a clinical fellow at the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic. Sellars received his JD with high honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was awarded the Peter D. Rosenberg Award for Patent and Intellectual Property Law and the Jan Jancin Award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association, awarded to the top intellectual property law student in the country.

Courses

4 credits

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have formally applied to and been accepted to the Technology and Cyberlaw Clinic. The Clinic provides counseling and guidance to assist MIT and BU students with laws and regulations that relate to their innovation-related academic and extracurricular activities. The clinic provides counseling in areas of technology law including data privacy and security, intellectual property, computer crimes, regulatory compliance, and public records laws. Representation of clients can include client counseling, negotiation with third parties, and, if capacity allows, litigation and other dispute resolution. The fieldwork may also include presentations to MIT and BU students and faculty about areas of law that are implicated in independent research and innovation. PRE/CO-REQUISITE: a course in one of the following three areas: (1) intellectual property (either an IP survey course or other core IP course such as patent, copyright, or trademark); (2) privacy (including information privacy seminar); or (3) cybersecurity. NOTE: The Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic satisfies the upper-class professional skills requirement and counts towards the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2016: LAW JD 725 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 8th 2016
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ARR TBD TBD 4 Andrew Sellars
SPRG 2017: LAW JD 725 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 26th 2017
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FALL 2017: LAW JD 725 A1 , Sep 5th to Dec 7th 2017
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SPRG 2018: LAW JD 725 A1 , Jan 16th to Apr 25th 2018
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2 credits

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have formally applied to and been accepted to the Technology and Cyberlaw Clinic. This is the fall classroom component to the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic. The seminar introduces students to the lawyering skills (including interviewing, counseling, negotiation, drafting, etc.) that will help them in counseling client innovators. From a substantive legal perspective, the course will likely involve an in-depth study of statutes, case law, and scholarly articles addressing law and technology issues, including advanced topics in intellectual property, computer crimes, and data privacy. NOTE: The Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic satisfies the upper-class professional skills requirement and counts towards the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

FALL 2016: LAW JD 866 A1 , Sep 7th to Dec 7th 2016
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Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 2 Andrew Sellars LAW 520
FALL 2017: LAW JD 866 A1 , Sep 6th to Dec 6th 2017
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Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 2 Andrew Sellars LAW 518

2 credits

THIS CLASS IS RESTRICTED to students who have formally applied to and been accepted to the Technology and Cyberlaw Clinic. This is the spring classroom component to the Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic. The seminar expands upon the lawyering skills and substantive legal discussions from the first semester, and will focus on questions of national policy as they relate to technology, including national control over technical information, academic privacy and freedom, and emerging cybersecurity regulation. NOTE: The Technology & Cyberlaw Clinic satisfies the upper-class professional skills requirement and counts towards the 6 credit Experiential Learning requirement. GRADING NOTICE: This course does not offer the CR/NC/H option.

SPRG 2017: LAW JD 869 A1 , Jan 18th to Apr 26th 2017
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Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 2 Andrew Sellars LAW 520
SPRG 2018: LAW JD 869 A1 , Jan 17th to Apr 25th 2018
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg Room
Wed 2:10 pm 4:10 pm 2 Andrew Sellars
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