The Independent Clinical Program is designed for students who are interested in a specialized area of the law or field of practice that is not currently offered in Harvard Law School’s existing clinical curriculum. Students may do an independent clinical project in the Fall, Winter, or Spring term, working with organizations throughout the United States and around the world. A number of students take the opportunity to work away from campus during the Winter term.

The educational goals of this program include:

Students apply to participate in the independent clinical program by submitting an application which includes a project proposal, a faculty sponsor form, a supervising attorney form, and a proposed research paper topic.

Application Deadlines

Applications are due to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs in WCC 3085 by the following deadlines:

Fall 2015:             September 3, 2015 (midnight)
Winter 2016:      November 2, 2015 (midnight)
Spring 2016:       January 16, 2016 (midnight)