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, pursue 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.
Please note: Deadlines to apply for a winter term project (Independent Clinicals or Winter Term Writing) and a Winter Term International Travel Grant fall between Tuesday, October 31 and Monday, November 13. Find more information here.
Winter Term 2016
Thirteen Harvard Law School students were selected as the 2016 Cravath International Fellows. The fellows traveled to 12 countries for winter term clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. Read about the experiences of four of the new fellows.Continue Reading
Winter Term 2015
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.Continue Reading