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Every fall semester, Student Practice Organizations host information sessions to familiarize new students with their work and application process. Most (but not all) SPOs require an application and all SPOs require students to complete a training. For the SPOs that do not require an application, the successful completion of the training is sufficient for students to become members.

Read more about the SPOs, upcoming information sessions, orientations, and application requirements: SPO Opportunities for Practice 2017-18.

How to Sign Up & Apply

Harvard Defenders

No application required.
Bring resume to Student Activities Fair and schedule a 15-minute interview.

Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP)

Students must attend a training session and submit a client preference form to be placed on a project team. Anyone may apply to be a team member.
To be a team leader, applicants must answer additional questions regarding leadership experience, though no prior HELP experience is necessary.

Training Session:
Saturday, September 23
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
WCC 1010

Harvard Mediation Program (HMP)

Application Deadline: Saturday, September 16 @ 5:00 pm

Access Application

Applicants will interview on Tuesday, September 19 or Wednesday, September 20.

Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP)

No application required.
PLAP is open to all students who can commit to one office hour per week.

Required training, either:
Friday, September 15
4:30pm – 6:30pm | Austin 111

or, Sunday, September 17
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Langdell North

Optional supplemental trainings throughout the semester in skills such as cross examination and client management will be available.

HLS Advocates for Human Rights

Contact moneill@jd19.law.harvard.edu for project application forms.

For Board Positions, Advocates is still looking for more project leaders, an event coordinator and potentially a director of organizing.

Contact tuthayophas@jd18.law.harvard.edu and mbrodney@jd18.law.harvard.edu for more details.

Harvard Immigration Project (HIP)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 20
Application will be released after Student Activities Fair.
In-person interviews will be held on September 24 for those selected.
Decisions will be released the following week.

HLS Mississippi Delta Project

No application required.

Training:
Friday, September 29 at 12:00 pm

HLS Negotiators

No application required.
Simply sign up to attend the three-hour basic training via the Negotiators website.

Training:
Saturday, September 30
Time TBD
WCC 3019

Project No One Leaves (PNOL)

No application required.

Info Session:
Saturday, September 23, 10 am
Meet at 23 Everett Street
Breakfast will be provided!

Please RSVP on PNOL’s Facebook page by Wednesday, September 20.

During the first canvass PNOL will attend a rally with City Life Vida Urbana in downtown Boston that begins at 10 am. Meet at 23 Everett Street at 8:30 for breakfast and poster-making, and take the T to the rally.

Recording Artists Project (RAP)

Submit a brief interest statement to hlsrap@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on September 18.
The statement should explain why you are interested in joining RAP.

Training:
Saturday, September 23.

Fall Training is mandatory for all students even if they only plan on joining in the Spring.

Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP)

Application Deadline: Sunday, September 17 @ 5:00 pm

Application consists of a cover sheet, brief statement of interest, and resume.
Materials should be emailed to mtaylor@jd18.law.harvard.edu and egyori@jd19.law.harvard.edu.

Stop by the TAP table at the Student Activities Fair to pick up an application or to sign up to receive one via email.