Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

Clinical Spotlight

PLAPers argue Crowell v. Massachusetts Parole Board

February 24, 2017

From Prison Legal Assistance Project—Recently, Tabitha Cohen JD '18 argued the appeal of a lawsuit, Crowell v. Massachusetts Parole Board, filed by the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) in the Massachusetts State Supreme Court, formally known as the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC).

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau takes foreclosure fight to Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

February 24, 2017

From Harvard Law Today—On the morning of January 9, 2017, Harvard Law School student Dayne Lee ’17 slipped into a suit after three sleepless nights, punctured with dreams about his major oral argument. Later that day, he would argue before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Stuck in legal limbo

February 22, 2017

From The Harvard Gazette—When human rights clinical instructor Anna Crowe first began documenting the legal challenges faced by Syrian refugees in Jordan, she found a tangled system that put their lives on hold.

Harvard law clinic sues DOJ over for-profit college case files

February 22, 2017

From The Washington Post—The Project on Predatory Student Lending at Harvard Law School is suing the Justice Department for withholding documents that could help for-profit college students get their federal education loans canceled.

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Clinical & Pro Bono Programs

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    In-House Clinics

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    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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    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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    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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    Continue your clinical work into a new semester

    Continuing
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    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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  • 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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    For Clinical and SPO Students

    Accessibility Resources

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    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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