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.

Eligibility
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 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.

Application Procedure
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

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Campus Reps

Please note: These individuals are listed in their personal capacity as volunteers.
California

Danny Cullenward, Stanford Law School
Albert Lin, UC Davis School of Law
Michael Robinson-Dorn, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Connecticut

Josh Galperin, Yale Law School

Florida

Shi-Ling Hsu, Florida State University College of Law

Hawaii

Alison Rieser, University of Hawaii

Indiana

Bill Weeks, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Kansas

Uma Outka, University of Kansas School of Law

Louisiana

Karen Sokol, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law

Massachusetts

Richard Reibstein, Boston University

Michigan

Mark Axelrod, Michigan State University

Missouri

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
Jessica Owley, SUNY Buffalo

North Carolina

Heather Payne, University of North Carolina School of Law

Oregon

Daniel Galpern, University of Oregon School of Law

South Dakota

Myanna Dellinger, University of South Dakota School of Law

Texas

David Adelman, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Victor Flatt, University of Houston

Washington, DC

Emily Hammond, The George Washington University Law School

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