Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

Clinical & Pro Bono Programs

  • In-House Clinics

    Hands-On Learning

    In-House Clinics

    Hands-On Learning

    There are 18 In-house clinics taught by 15 Clinical Professors of Law and more than 60 Clinical Instructors and Lecturers on Law. Each clinic is tied to a classroom component, in which clinical experiences supplement and contribute to further discussion.
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  • Externship Clinics

    Hundreds of placements at government agencies and organizations across the United States.

    Externship Clinics

    Hundreds of placements at government agencies and organizations across the United States.

    Externships are taught by faculty and experienced attorneys who are experts in their field. Students are placed at agencies and organizations across the U.S. and supplement that experience through a a required course component.
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  • Independent
    Clinical Program

    Set up your own clinical placement

    Independent
    Clinical Program

    Set up your own clinical placement

    The Independent Clinical Program is designed to provide students an opportunity to be entrepreneurial and design a custom placement that will meet their individualized learning goals.
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    Explore the Program
  • Continuing
    Clinical Program

    Continue your clinical work into a new semester

    Continuing
    Clinical Program

    Continue your clinical work into a new semester

    With approval of the clinic, the Continuing Clinical Program allows a student to continue their clinical work into subsequent semesters and across academic years.
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    Explore the Program
  • Student Practice Organizations

    An opportunity for students to gain practical legal experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

    Student Practice Organizations

    An opportunity for students to gain practical legal experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney.

    While students do not receive academic credit for participating in SPOs, their hours can count towards the 50-hour pro bono graduation requirement starting first day of classes, 1L year.
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    Explore the SPOs
  • Accessibility Resources

    For Clinical and SPO Students

    Accessibility Resources

    For Clinical and SPO Students

    Harvard Law School is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the life of the University. Students who need accessibility resources in order to participate in clinics and student practice organizations should contact the Dean of Students Office.
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Learning the Law | Serving the World Blog

Español para abogados (Spanish for lawyers)

January 13, 2017

Via Harvard Gazette Harvard Law class helps student attorneys to serve their clients better An asylum applicant from El Salvador who was extorted by gangs back home is reluctant to share those stories in court for fear of retaliation against relatives who stayed behind. A divorce client who has suffered physical and emotional abuse needs […]

Immigration Law Experts Advise Undocumented Students

January 13, 2017

Via The Harvard Crimson Staffers from Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinic clarified definitions of “sanctuary” spaces in an online seminar Wednesday, offering Harvard’s undocumented students individual legal consultation as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office. Philip L. Torrey, a Law School lecturer who led the seminar, said the label “sanctuary” could mean […]

Food Law & Policy Clinic sponsors Sugar Stands Accused event

January 13, 2017

Via Harvard Gazette Author makes case for ‘uniquely toxic’ health effects in talk at HLS Sugar was in the dock at Harvard Law School this week, accused of a prime role in the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes sweeping the country. Science journalist and author Gary Taubes ’77 made his case that sugar consumption […]

Recent Scholarship by Clinical Faculty

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Intermediary Liability in the United States

Chris Bavitz, Andy Sellars (with Adam Holland, Jeff Hermes, Ryan Budish, Michael Lambert, and Nick Decoster)

Student Privacy: The Next Frontier – Emerging & Future Privacy Issues in K-12 Learning Environments

Dalia Topelson Ritvo (with Paulina Haduong, Zoe Emma Wood, Sandra Cortesi, Leah Plunkett, and Urs Gasser)

Benefits of Regulating Hazardous Air Pollutants from Coal and Oil Fired Utilities in the United States

Shaun Goho, Wendy Jacobs (with Elsie M. Sunderland, Charles T. Driscoll, Jr., James K. Hammitt, Philippe Grandjean, John S. Evans, Joel D. Blum, Celia Y. Chen, David C. Evers, Daniel A. Jaffe, and Robert P. Mason)

Immigration Detention’s Unfounded Bed Mandate

Philip L. Torrey
Immigration Briefings

Implementing Legal Strategies for Creating Safe and Supportive School Environments

Susan Cole
Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk
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