All Harvard Law School students enroll in Winter Term for three weeks in January.

While all first-year students take Problem-Solving Workshop at HLS, second- and third-year and LL.M. students may select an intensive course on the HLS campus, a clinical opportunity, or conduct supervised research and writing in Cambridge or elsewhere.

Many students utilize Winter Term as a time to further explore international aspects of law and may travel abroad to do so. Winter Term projects have enabled students to work for the South African Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons, conduct research on Japan’s agricultural trade policy, examine antiquities trafficking in Guatemala, and evaluate Laos’ environmental laws in relation to hydropower projects. Other projects have taken HLS students to Cambodia, China, Guyana, Haiti, India, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, Russia, South Sudan, and Switzerland, to name a few.

The Winter Term International Travel Grant Program provides funding to students for overseas travel during Winter Term.

Winter Term 2015

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Winter Term 2015

During the 2015 winter term, 52 HLS students traveled to 26 countries conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program, which includes the Cravath International Fellowships, the Reginald F. Lewis Internships, the Mead Cross Cultural Stipends, the Andrew B. Steinberg Scholarships, and the Human Rights Program Grants. The following are snapshots of 12 student experiences.

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2015 Cravath Fellows

Twelve Harvard Law School students who were selected as the 2015 Cravath International Fellows traveled to 11 countries for winter term clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. Below, three of those students are highlighted.

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