Campus Representative Program
The CSLDF Campus Representative Program engages law school professors in helping scientists understand how to protect themselves from harassment and legal attacks. We created the program with the goal of building a national network of lawyers who can serve as the first point of contact for scientists with questions about legal issues. Campus Reps do not provide direct representation to scientists, but instead serve as an educational resource and help direct scientists to CSLDF as needed.
Our first cohort — selected in April 2017 — consists of 17 law school faculty from public and private universities around the United States. We will share information about them soon.
Learn more about what scientists can do to protect themselves and how they can reduce the risk of an attack, especially from invasive FOIA requests.
How to Become a CSLDF Campus Rep
Anyone with a JD or LLM interested in working with scientists at their institution is eligible for the program; adjuncts and fellows are also welcome to participate.
We ask that all participants:
- Attend a one-day training
- Host an educational workshop (all materials will be provided by CSLDF) for scientists on their campus
- Meet with scientists who have concerns on an as-needed basis
- Meet periodically with their university counsel and communications department, ideally once per semester
- Refer academics in need to CSLDF
- Allow CSLDF to add their contact information to our website
- Maintain communication with CSLDF about their activities and progress
CSLDF will provide Campus Reps with materials that will help them understand the legal issues facing scientists and prepare to support scientists; participants will also receive ongoing support from CSLDF.
The 2017 application deadline has passed. Please contact us if you’d like to know more about the program or are interested in becoming a campus rep.