About the Program

Campus Reps 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.

Our current cohort consists of 21 law professors from around the U.S. Read about the program in The New York Times.

Call for Applications

We’re currently accepting applications for the Campus Reps Program. We’re seeking law professors that want to volunteer to help scientists on their campus understand their legal rights and responsibilities. Our Campus Reps serve as the first point of contact for scientists 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.

We provide Campus Reps with training and materials to help them prepare to support scientists; participants also receive ongoing support from CSLDF.

Program Training
All participants must be able to attend a 2.5-hour training on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 1-3:30 p.m. ET. You may join in-person or remote. The training will be held at Columbia University and video conferencing is available for those not in the New York City area.

The training will be led by Lauren Kurtz, CSLDF’s executive director, and will include an overview of harassment and legal attacks on researchers; doxxing and targeting of scientists in the media; and how to assist scientists and set up a campus program.

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.

Program Expectations
Campus Reps are expected to:

Attend the April 27 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

Application Procedure
If you’d like to become a Campus Rep, please complete the online application form by Friday, March 30, 2018. As part of the application, you will be asked to provide short answers to the following questions:

Why would you like to participate in this program?
Do you have relationships with the science departments on your campus?
How comfortable are you talking with and counseling scientists?
How comfortable do you feel conducting outreach in your local legal community in case a scientist needs direct representation in your jurisdiction?

Questions? Contact Rebecca Fowler at rfowler@csldf.org.

Download a PDF of the call for applications.

Find Your Campus Rep

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Campus Reps


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

New Jersey

Cymie Payne, Rutgers Law School

New York

Katrina Kuh, Pace Law School
Sarah Lamdan, CUNY School of Law
Mary Lyndon, St. John’s University School of Law

North Carolina

Heather Payne, University of North Carolina School of Law


Daniel Galpern, University of Oregon School of Law

South Dakota

Myanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota School of Law


David Adelman, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

Washington, DC

Emily Hammond, The George Washington University Law School

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