The Harvard Law School Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP) offers students the opportunity to conduct pro bono work during spring break through organized group trips and projects with legal organizations in the Boston area and across the United States. This spring break marks the 13th year that OCP has funded the trips, which originated in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when students went to New Orleans to assist displaced families.
Spring 2016 Break Projects
This past academic year, students worked locally at the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association; at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS); and at the law school’s own Veterans Legal Clinic. Students also traveled within the U.S. and abroad, working with Equal Justice Under Law in Murfreesboro, TN, contributing to a civil rights lawsuit; with the Crossroads Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) in Clarksdale, MS, promoting local artists as a tool for community connection and reconciliation; at ProBAR in Harlingen, TX, engaging in direct client representation; and assisting with litigation to advance human rights protections in Uganda.