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Student Work

Sports Law clinical placements are in a variety of settings, including legal departments of major leagues or sports franchises, and with law firms and lawyers doing sports law in representing individual players, teams, or leagues. Students’ clinical work in the field may include contract and transactional work, arbitration, litigation, research, and writing.

Peter Carfagna, instructor of sports law courses at Harvard Law School, oversees clinical placements and students’ clinical work. Admission in the clinic is by application, and priority is given to students who have taken or who are enrolled in a fall or winter sports law course.


The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs provides limited funding to students in the Sports Law Clinic who need to travel to their related clinical placements. This funding is to offset the cost of transportation and housing while off-campus. Read more about the guidelines and how to request funding.

How to Apply

The Sports Law Clinic is offered in the Winter and Spring semester. You can learn about clinical credits, pre-requisite requirements, and the clinical application process by reading the course catalog description and exploring the links in this section.


If interning with the Celtics is your first choice, please submit your application by Monday, October 10.

All other students should submit an application by Friday October 14.

Faculty and Staff

Peter Carfagna (Lecturer on Law)
Thompson Potter (Faculty Assistant)


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