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All students are encouraged to take advantage of the unique opportunity presented by visiting Wasserstein Fellows to talk to an outstanding practicing public interest lawyer one-on-one. 1Ls are permitted to meet with Wasserstein Fellows even before the October 15th career advising start date.

The Wasserstein Public Interest Fellows program brings outstanding public interest attorneys from across the country to the Harvard Law School campus for two to three days during the year to advise law students about public service careers. Wasserstein Fellows are selected based on the depth and diversity of their public interest experiences, the areas of expertise which interest students, and the personal qualities that will make them excellent advisers.

During their campus visits, the fellows advise individual students on career options, speak in classes and on panels, meet with student groups, and speak informally with students at brown bag lunches. The program was created in 1990 in honor of Morris Wasserstein through a generous gift from his family.

All HLS students are permitted to meet one-on-one with the Wasserstein Fellows.

Wasserstein Fellows are also available to serve as networking resources. If you’d like to contact a Fellow, email OPIA at