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Student Work

The Capital Punishment Clinic offers opportunities for students to represent clients with capital sentences through placements at law firms and capital punishment resource centers. Students work primarily at capital punishment resource centers in the southern United States, working on-site during the winter term and remotely in the spring. Past placements have included:

  • Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana
  • Center for Death Penalty Litigation
  • Defender Association of Philadelphia – Capital Habeas Unit
  • Equal Justice Institute
  • Office of Capital Writs
  • Southern Center for Human Rights
  • Texas Defender Service

Exact clinical placements are coordinated through the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs after a student’s enrollment.

Registration Information

To learn more about how you can register for the clinic please the read the information on

Faculty and Staff

Carol S. Steiker (Professor of Law)
Maureen Worth (Faculty Assistant)


Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs
Harvard Law School
6 Everett Street, Suite 3085 (WCC)
Cambridge, MA 02138