Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

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  1. Feb
    27

    ClinicTalks: Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program

  2. Feb
    28
  3. Mar
    01

    ClinicTalks: Child Advocacy Program

  4. Mar
    02

    ClinicTalks: Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

  5. Mar
    05

    ClinicTalks: Criminal Justice Institute

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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

    Externship Clinics

    Hundreds of placements

    There are 12 Externships taught by faculty and experienced attorneys who are experts in their field. Students are placed at government agencies and organizations across the U.S. and supplement that experience through a required course component.
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    Explore the Clinics
  • 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 - in U.S. and abroad - 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

    Ability to gain practical legal experience for pro bono credit only

    Student Practice Organizations

    Ability to gain practical legal experience for pro bono credit only

    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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Clinical Spotlight

Clinic Releases Report on How to Address Climate Change in the Farm Bill

February 23, 2018

From Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic— The report provides recommendations for both climate mitigation strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration from agriculture, and climate adaptation strategies to increase the resiliency of farms to the impacts of a changing climate.

Clinic’s case against former Bolivian president for role in 2003 massacre to proceed to trial

February 21, 2018

From International Human Rights Clinic—A federal judge has ruled that the former president of Bolivia and his minister of defense must face trial in the United States in a civil case alleging that the Bolivian military massacred more than 50 of its own citizens during a period of civil unrest in 2003.

Cyberlaw Clinic Year in Review: 2017

February 13, 2018

From Cyberlaw Clinic—We had two students enrolled in the Clinic during winter 2017, thirty-four in the spring, and 31 in the fall. Three summer interns ably helped to keep our docket of projects afloat during the summer months.

Working on real-world issues through the Sports Law Clinic

February 12, 2018

By Matthew Rosenthal, J.D. '19—When I learned that I would be attending Harvard Law School, I was immediately drawn by the opportunities available to students interested in learning about and working in the sports industry.