About the Program
This initiative engages law 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 at public and private universities who can serve as the first point of contact for researchers with questions about legal issues. Campus Reps do not provide direct representation to researchers, but serve as an educational resource and refer scientists to us as needed.
Our current cohort consists of 23 law professors at universities across the United States. Read about the program in The New York Times.
Anyone with a JD or LLM is welcome to apply; adjuncts and fellows can also participate. You must work at an institution in the U.S. to participate in this program.
Campus Reps are expected to:
Attend a training in-person or remote
Host an informal workshop for scientists on their campus (all materials for these will be provided by CSLDF)
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 your contact information to be added to our website
Update us on your activities and progress
We provide Campus Reps with training and materials to help them prepare to support scientists. Participants also receive ongoing support from CSLDF.
At this time we don’t have a program training scheduled, but we are accepting new reps on an ongoing basis. Please contact us if you’re interested in participating in the program.
Find Your Campus Rep
Please note: These individuals are listed in their personal capacity as volunteers.
Danny Cullenward, Stanford Law School
Albert Lin, UC Davis School of Law
Michael Robinson-Dorn, University of California, Irvine School of Law
Josh Galperin, Yale Law School
Shi-Ling Hsu, Florida State University College of Law
Alison Rieser, University of Hawaii
Bill Weeks, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Uma Outka, University of Kansas School of Law
Karen Sokol, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
Richard Reibstein, Boston University
Mark Axelrod, Michigan State University
Maxine Lipeles, Washington University School of Law
Cymie Payne, Rutgers Law School
Katrina Kuh, Pace Law School
Sarah Lamdan, CUNY School of Law
Mary Lyndon, St. John’s University School of Law
Jessica Owley, SUNY Buffalo
Heather Payne, University of North Carolina School of Law
Daniel Galpern, University of Oregon School of Law
Myanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota School of Law
David Adelman, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Victor Flatt, University of Houston
Emily Hammond, The George Washington University Law School