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.

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.

The educational goals of this program include: