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.

Campus Reps do not provide direct representation to scientists. Instead they serve as an educational resource and direct scientists to CSLDF as needed. Each Campus Rep receives training, materials, and ongoing support from CSLDF to prepare and assist them in working with scientists on their campus.

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

Become a Campus Rep

To be eligible for the program, you must have a JD or LLM, work at a college or university in the United States, and be interested in working with scientists at your institution; adjuncts and fellows are also welcome to participate.

We ask that all participants:

  • Attend a training in person or via webinar
  • Host an educational workshop (all materials will be provided) 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
  • 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

We’ll provide Campus Reps with materials to help them understand the legal issues facing scientists and prepare to support scientists; participants will also receive ongoing support from CSLDF.

Application Procedure

The application deadline for our 2017 training has passed. Please contact us if you’re interested in becoming a Campus Rep or would like to know more about the program.

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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