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Student Work

Clinical placements are available with individual judges of the District Court, Boston Municipal Court, Juvenile Court, and Housing Court Departments of the Massachusetts Trial Court, and Federal District Court. Students work alongside a judge observing court, as well as researching and writing about many different areas of the law. Students will gain perspective on the career of a judge as they have the opportunity to discuss and write about a variety of cases, opinions, sentences, and other judicial matters with their supervising judge. Students are required to work with their judge a minimum of one full day or two half days each week to earn clinical credits. Additional clinical credits can be arranged for working more hours.


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An info session presented by

Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.), Lecturer on Law, and clinical students

43:28 Audio Play

How to Register

The clinic is offered in the Spring semester. You can learn about the required clinical course component, clinical credits, additional requirements, and the clinical registration process, by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.

Faculty and Staff

Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.) (Lecturer on Law)
Steven Trothen (Faculty Assistant)


Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.)
6 Everett Street, Suite 3130

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