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The Clinical and Pro Bono Programs has an expansive array of legal practice opportunities. Our hope is that by engaging in pro bono work and giving back to the community, HLS students will develop a lifelong commitment to using their education and skills to contribute to the public good.

In addition to the In-House and Externship clinics, Harvard Law School has 11 Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) providing more opportunities for students to gain practical legal experience under the supervision of a licensed attorney. While clinics are open to 2L and 3L students, Student Practice Organizations are open to 1Ls and allow them to gain pro bono credit.

Students can work on an individual basis for HLS pro bono credit under the supervision of a licensed attorney at a law firm, legal organization, or an HLS faculty member who is licensed to practice. Students can find many of these pro bono opportunities by searching the Public Service database in Helios. Results can be filtered by position type, issue area, practice setting, work type, and/or clinic. Detailed instruction on how to use Helios for this purpose can be found here.

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