Legal Intern Needed

Are you a law student? Want to work on a project with me and We need a legal intern to research the history of copyright suits in the quilting world.  How common are copyright suits among quilters? How many cases settle? What sort of decisions emerge from those that go to court? How does copyright law apply to quilting, given its similarity to fashion (utilitarian) and other arts (decorative)? Details at

Calling all law students â€” or at least the ones who weren’t planning to work for the RIAA later:

Our legal intern position is open! We’re looking for someone interested in learning more about copyright law and using it to promote freedom. Several of our projects have legal components, so the responsibilities of the position are varied. They will involve research in U.S. and international copyright law, non-profit law (federal and CA state), some trademark law, tracking legislative developments, some writing, etc. The minimum time commitment is about five hours a week, with more available if you want it. A New York City location is preferred but not required. There may be some limited travel (which we pay for), at your discretion.

The position is unpaid, but you would be working with an experienced lawyer (our counsel, Karen Sandler), and we’re happy to meet reasonable requirements for law school credit.

Interested? Contact us. We’ll keep the posting open until we get the right candidate â€” it could be you!


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

One thought on “Legal Intern Needed”

  1. Hi Nina,

    In Canada the Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) might help if it is International copyright law.

    They love the underdog — I know they have helped several causes.

    It is called the womens … but I know they are open to aboriginal cases that are pretty general. Anyway, you are a woman . . .

    Best of luck,


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