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.
Forms and Resources
- Download Forms
Student FormsDownload Forms
Access pro bono forms such as the Terms and Conditions and the Time Log and Supervisor Evaluation forms in order to record your hours and receive pro bono credit.
- Access Resources
Pro Bono ResourcesAccess Resources
In this section, you can find resources to evaluate law firm pro bono and additional links related to the American Bar Association, Massachusetts, and corporate pro bono resources.