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Important Note: Students who have taken a clinic and want to continue their work in a subsequent semester, do not have to register for the clinic through Helios. Instead, students apply to continue their work through the Continuing Clinical Program.

For J.D. Students

Clinical registration takes place once a year at the end of March. At that time, students enroll through the preferencing process on Helios or apply to clinics according to the instructions provided in the Course Catalog. Registration is for the full upcoming academic year.

2016-17 Clinical Preferencing

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Clinical Course Component registration

All clinics are taken in conjunction with a required clinical course component. Unless otherwise noted in the clinic description in the HLS Course Catalog, when a student enrolls in a clinic, they are automatically enrolled in the required clinical course component by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. Clinic enrollment and clinical course enrollment are generally linked – if a student drops from a clinic, they will also be dropped from the clinical course and vice-versa. Students may participate in one clinic at a time. Once students have taken a clinic, they may not sign up for it again through Helios.

For LL.M. Students

LL.M. students can apply to clinics in August. The Clinical Application for LL.M. Students webpage details this process.

Tools for Registration

To learn more about the work that students do in the clinics, read the clinical skills matrix and evaluations from past clinical students on Helios. You can also review the Clinical Checklist, the Curriculum Chart, and the handbook to learn details about credits, pre- and co-requisites courses, and drop deadlines.

2016 ClinicTalks Podcast Series

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs has organized a series of information sessions, designed to help students learn about the various clinics, as well as answer students questions about clinical registration and HLS’s Pro Bono Requirement. Students can listen to the recorded session below.

In House Clinics

Title Date Length Category

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Clinical Professor of Law Deborah Anker, Lecturer on Law and Assistant Director Sabi Ardalan, Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor Phil Torrey, Clinical Fellow Maggie Morgan, and HLS Students Emma Rekart

03/04/2016
36:42 Audio Play

Education Law Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Susan Cole and HLS Student Maya Brodziak

03/23/2016
49:35 Audio Play

Emmet Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Shaun Goho and HLS Students Cade Carmichael, Ross Peterson, and Andrene Dabaghi

03/25/2016
30:06 Audio Play

Transactional Law Clinics

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturers on Law Amanda Kool and Joe Hedal, Clinical Instructor Marea Parker and HLS Students Catherine Humphreville, Hilary Baker-Jennings and Christian Frazier

03/24/2016
38:58 Audio Play

Disability Litigation and Benefits Advocacy Project of the Veterans Legal Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Senior Clinical Instructor Julie McCormack

03/10/2016
32:39 Audio Play

Food Law and Policy Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Fellow Ona Balkus, and HLS students Olivia Smith, Alene Anello, and Steven Xie

03/09/2016
43:45 Audio Play

Housing Law Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Clinical Instructor Julia Dvanthery and HLS students Micaela Alvarez and William Ahee

03/08/2016
19:44 Audio Play

Criminal Justice Institute

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Senior Clinical Instructor Kristin Muniz, Clinical Instructor Jennifer McKinnon, and HLS student Rena Karefa-Johnson

03/07/2016
45:00 Audio Play

Veterans Benefits Project of the Veterans Legal Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Clinical Professor of Law Daniel Nagin, Clinical Fellows Dana Montalto, Betsy Gwin, and HLS students Maile Yeats-Rowe, Liz Petow, and Sara Schaumburg

03/02/2016
52:52 Audio Play

Federal Tax Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Visiting Professor of Law Keith T. Fogg and HLS students Amanda Klopp, Lauren Schwarzenholzer, Jon Holbrook

02/26/2016
37:33 Audio Play

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Clinical Professor of Law Robert Bordone, Clinical Instructor & Lecturer on Law Alonzo Emery, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law Heather Kulp, and HLS Students Jenae Moxie and Shane Hebel

02/29/2016
38:55 Audio Play

Estate Planning Project of the Veterans Legal Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Clinical Instructor Tamara Kolz Griffin and HLS Students Travis Leverett and Stephanie Jimenez

02/25/2016
47:30 Audio Play

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

2016 ClinicTalks Series

HLAB Student Board

02/22/2016
50:30 Audio Play

Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Roger Bertling

02/19/2016
37:47 Audio Play

Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Clinical Fellow Stephanie Davidson and HLS Students Suria Bahadue, Alison Burton, and Lauren Weinberger

02/10/2016
34:27 Audio Play

Externship Clinics

Title Date Length Category

Supreme Court Litigation Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Kevin Russell

03/28/2016
42:19 Audio Play

Government Lawyer: U.S. Attorney Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Professor of Practice Alex Whiting

03/29/2016
36:54 Audio Play

Criminal Prosecution Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law John Corrigan

02/17/2016
34:47 Audio Play

Child Advocacy Program

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Cheryl Bratt and HLS students Caroline Trusty, Andrea Clay, Meetra Mehdizadeh

03/03/2016
31:16 Audio Play

Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law John C. Cratsley and HLS students Julie Hamilton and Judy Flumenbaum

03/01/2016
35:22 Audio Play

Employment Law Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Steve Churchill and HLS Student Abbey Keister

02/23/2016
37:02 Audio Play

Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturer on Law Jonathan Wroblewski and HLS Students Marian Ingrams, George Stern, and Jonathan Wall

02/15/2016
53:20 Audio Play

Government Lawyer: State Attorney General Clinic

2016 ClinicTalks Series

Lecturers on Law Jim Tierney and Peter Brann

02/08/2016
45:16 Audio Play