Fellowship Opportunities

Full-Time Opportunities

Inaugural Reuben Everett Cyber Scholar

Duke University School of Law is no longer accepting applications for the inaugural Reuben Everett Cyber Scholar.

The Scholar holds a joint appointment in both the Duke Center on Law & Tech and the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security. By working closely with faculty members in these and related centers, the Scholar will help advance the Law School’s role as a leader in fields at the intersection of law and technology, privacy, and cybersecurity.

This is a full-time position for an individual with a JD; salary will be commensurate with fellowships of this type and includes Duke University benefits. Anticipated start date is flexible within summer or fall of 2018.

Initial appointment is for one year, renewable upon mutual agreement of the fellow and the directors of DCLT and LENS for up to one additional year.

This position is funded through the generous support of the Everett Family Trust.

To download a PDF of the full announcement, click here.


Part-Time Fellowships

2018-2019 DCLT Fellows

More information coming soon!

2017-2018 DCLT Fellows

Laia Bertran Manyé

Laia Bertran ManyéLaia Bertran Manyé is an experienced European-trained attorney.

As a DCLT Fellow her research area focuses on the new European Union’s Privacy Regulation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Her main project is within EDRM, the organization that developed the well-known leading standards for e-discovery. EDRM's GDPR new initiative seeks to create a set of guidelines for cross border data transfers taking place during e-discovery between EU and US under the GDPR. (for more information on the project please read EDRM Announces Cross-Border E-Discovery Initiative to Help Organizations Comply with GDPR).

Bertran Manyé graduated from Duke University School of Law in May 2017 (Duke Law scholar), specializing in Privacy, Intellectual Property and New Technologies law. At Duke, she wrote her research paper on the GDPR and consent, exploring the requirements that US companies should fulfill to use an individual’s consent as its basis to process personally identifiable information as defined by the European Union. 

Prior to Duke, she joined the firm J&A Garrigues in Barcelona, for three years where she was a member of the litigation and intellectual property team working in a broad range of domestic and international matters.

Bertran Manyé received her LL.B. in Law from Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain) and her Masters in Professional Legal Practice from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). She speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French and Catalan.

Cassi Carley

Cassi CarleyCassi is finishing her Ph.D. in Computer Science at Duke and plans to attend law school next fall in order to pursue a career in tech law and policy. Currently, she is exploring ethical tech as a fellow at the Duke Center on Law & Technology and through her participation in the Bass Connections Moral AI and Adaptive Regulations groups. Her Ph.D. thesis work is in computer vision and AI, exploring the classification of activities that involve patterns of hand motion and manipulation. In particular, she is working on an application that attempts to detect cell phone interaction to protect sensitive user data captured in surveillance settings. Cassi graduated from Duke in 2011 with a B.S. in Public Policy and Computer Science. A Pittsburgh native, Cassi is a huge Steelers (and sports) fan. In her free time, she loves learning about robot law, playing board games, coaching youth lacrosse goalies, listening to podcasts, and reading comics.


The Tech Trust: Cassi is working to develop The Tech Trust, a multi-stakeholder certification process aimed at cultivating responsible technology that positively impacts society.

FUTURE: FUTURE was an event focused on engaging high school students in a discussion of the potential impacts of technology and to expose them to different career paths and potential roles that they can play in engineering an inclusive, positive future. Duke students from Robotics, Computer Science, Neuroscience & Law led discussion topics on police body cameras, neuro-prosthetics, algorithms in education, etc. The event also featured a robotics lab tour, conversations on the role of tech in our lives, and a keynote from Katherine Manuel, Thomson Reuters’ Senior VP of Innovation, on the importance of diversity in technology.

We are looking to make the event annual and expand to accommodate more participants. If you are interested in being a part of FUTURE 2018 please email Cassi Carley.

EunYoung Song

EunYoung SongEunYoung has a PhD in neuroscience, and is finishing her MA in Bioethics and Science Policy at Duke. As a DCLT Fellow, her research interest is in Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technologies, their novel applications for physical and cognitive enhancement, and relevant concerns of privacy and potential health risks. Her projects are focused on developing legal and regulatory regimes for disclosure, consent, and privacy in the context of commercial non-therapeutic use of BCI to protect consumers and patients’ interests.

The majority of her PhD work involved a system-level approach to the study of cognitive information processing with methods of in vivo electrophysiology and behavioral training in animal models. She joined the neurobiology department at Duke University School of Medicine as a postdoc researcher, and worked on multiple projects to elucidate neural mechanisms of motor learning in the cerebellum.

While she worked in neuroscience laboratories, she was increasingly drawn toward ethical questions raised by the powerful new tools for altering living tissue and manipulating neural systems that have been made available by advances in biomedical and neuroscience research. These questions led her to the Duke MA program for Bioethics and Science Policy, where she could explore diverse aspects of the ethical and legal implications of science, with a focus on FDA regulations to promote public health and to ensure the safety and efficacy of new medical products.

EunYoung received her B.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. In Neuroscience from Ajou University in South Korea. She worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center as a postdoc researcher. She recently completed her summer internship in Duke Office of Regulatory Affairs and Quality (ORAQ).