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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. A list of the welcome events, trainings, and application deadlines can be found below. We encourage all students to participate and get involved in hand-on legal practice.

How to Sign Up & Apply

Harvard Defenders

Interviews Friday, September 16 – Sunday, September 18.

15-minute interview during September 16 – 18.  Bring your resume.  Stop by our table at the Activities Fair to sign up for a slot!  Email hdefenderspresident@gmail.com with any questions.  Training will be held on September 25.

HLS Negotiators

No application.  Mandatory training on Saturday, September 17.

Mandatory Training for being on client projects on September 17, 10 AM- 4:00 PM, Griswold 110.  Sign up for list-serv at ADR night or Student Activities Fair to receive a link RSVP.

Project No One Leaves (PNOL)

No Application.  First canvas on Saturday, September 17 @ 10 am.

The first PNOL canvas of the semester is Saturday, September 17. Students will meet at 10:00 am at 23 Everett Street.  Those interested should RSVP to the Canvassing Director if they plan to attend the Saturday canvas at rinacarmelapadua@fas.harvard.edu. A training will take place before each and every canvas, so students are encouraged to join at any time.

Prison Legal ASsistance Project (PLAP)

No application.  Mandatory training Saturday, September 17 – Sunday, September, 18.

No application process, all students are welcome to join. Just come to our required New-Member Training: September 17 and 18 in Pound 100, 2-4pm (attend one) and fill out some paperwork.

Tenant advocacy Project (TAP)

Applications due Sunday, September 18 @ 5:00 pm.

Applications will be available on paper at the Activities Fair or by email.  Responses are due to Laura Dismore (ldismore@jd17.law.harvard.edu) by Sunday, September 18 at 5 pm. TAP retreat will be held Saturday, September 25 in the afternoon and the training is on Wednesday, September 28 from 7-9 pm.

HLS Advocates for Human Rights

Applications due Monday, September 19.

The application will be available after the student activities fair. Advocates will send it out to the listserv. Students can also contact either Roni (rdruks@jd17.law.harvard.edu) or MacKennan Graziano (mgraziano@jd17.law.harvard.edu) for a copy of the application or to be added to the listserv.

Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP)

No Application.  Mandatory training on Monday, September 19 @ 4:45 pm.

HLEP is holding a happy hour at the HLS Pub after the Student Activities Fair on September 14th. A mandatory training for students who want to get involved will take place on September 19th @ 4:45 pm – 7:00 pm in WCC 1015.

Recording Artists Project (RAP)

Applications due Monday, September 19 @ 11:59 pm.

Interested students should email RAP at hlsrap@gmail.com a short statement of interest describing their background and reasons for applying to RAP.  Please send statements before midnight, September 19.

A mandatory training for students who want to get involved with RAP will take place September 24th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm in WCC 1023.

HLS Mississippi Delta Project

No application. Info session on Tuesday, September 20 @ 12pm.

No formal application necessary. Simply attend our info session on Tuesday, September 20, at 12pm in WCC 3019 or contact the Co-Chairs (scervantes@jd17.law.harvard.edu and mmakar@jd17.law.harvard.edu) to sign up. You will have the chance to indicate your preference for one of three teams: Food Policy, Health Policy, and Economic Development. Training dates will vary depending on which team you are assigned to.

Harvard Immigration Project (HIP)

Applications due Wednesday, September 21.

Students can sign up for our email list at the Activities Fair or our Meet & Greet to receive a link to our online application via email on September 14.  (If you can’t attend these events, please email Amy and Paulina at avolz@jd18.law.harvard.edu and parnold@jd18.law.harvard.edu). Applications will be due on September 21, and projects directors will select and notify new members by September 29.  Project directors will be in touch with new members directly to discuss training dates. They will take place during the last week of September or first week of October.

Harvard Mediation Program (HMP)

Applications due Friday, September 23 @ 5:00 pm.

paper application that is due on Friday, September 23. Student interviews will also be held on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28.

Trainings will be held from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on October 1st and 2nd as well as October 15th and 16th.