Law School Appoints Two Clinical Professors

Harvard Law School appointed Esme Caramello ’94 and Christopher T. Bavitz to the position of clinical professor of law, the school announced last Friday.

Members of the clinical faculty teach clinical courses at the Law School and typically continue to practice law, providing students with hands-on legal experience under the mentorship and guidance of practicing attorneys.

Caramello, a graduate of the College and the Law School, has served as a lecturer on law and deputy director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.

Before returning to the Law School, Caramello worked as a litigation associate at Baker & McKenzie, and later Holland & Knight, and clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Charles P. Kocoras.

“Esme’s experience in tenants’ rights is second to none,” Law School Dean Martha L. Minow said in a press release.“Her strategic approach ensures that the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau will continue to lead in vital work.”

Bavitz, whose intellectual interests focus on intellectual and digital property rights, currently serves as the managing director of the cyberlaw clinic, which is housed within the school’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

“Chris has been instrumental in the success of the Cyberlaw Clinic, is a devoted teacher and mentor, and a wonderful colleague to work with,” said Urs Gasser, the Berkman Center’s Executive Director and a professor of practice at the Law School, in a press release. “The Berkman Center community is delighted about Chris’s appointment.”

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