Bloomberg Law
April 7, 2022, 2:32 PM

Law Students Can Argue at Copyright Claims Board Under New Rule

Riddhi Setty
Riddhi Setty

Students working at accredited law school clinics or pro bono legal services organizations will be able to represent parties before a small claims tribunal at the U.S. Copyright Office, under an upcoming final rule.

The office finalized eligibility requirements for law students appearing before the Copyright Claims Board, which it is set to start hearing cases in June. Congress created the board as a voluntary, low-cost alternative to federal court for copyright disputes with a total monetary value of $30,000 or less.

The office also will create standards for the law students’ practice in claims board proceedings, and ...