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Government Lawyer: U.S. Attorney Clinic
Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
(4 or 5 clinical credits)

This is a by-application clinic, offered once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester.

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs will be hosting an information session for the clinic on Thursday, April 8 from 12-1 EST.
Alex Whiting will be the clinic director for 2021-2022 and will be teaching the fall Government Lawyer course remotely. Alex Whiting and Jonathan Wroblewski (who directed the clinic in 20-21) will provide some general information about the clinic and be available to answer any questions from students.
Please register for the session here: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAsdumrpz8tGNVvSHJm2-qr46YJvyrRGRe3

As of now (and barring any pandemic-related changes), we expect clinical placements to be in-person at the Boston USAO office.  Students who have questions about working in-person during the 21-22 year should contact Liz Solar (esolar@law.harvard.edu).
Students in the clinic enroll in the required 2-credit fall clinical seminar (“Government Lawyer”), regardless of which semester they are participating in the clinic.

  • Applications are due Friday, April 16, 2021 (EOD) to Maggie Bay (mbay@law.harvard.edu).
  • Applications should include your resume and a statement of interest (less than 250 words). Please indicate in your statement which semester you are applying for.
  • Application decisions will be communicated to students by EOD on Monday, April 19.
  • Students who are accepted into the clinic for either the fall or spring semester will work with the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to enroll in the clinic and clinical course component ahead of registration for the 2021-2022 year, later this spring.

The drop deadline for the fall clinic is May 14, 2021.  Fall clinical students will be required to complete a security clearance with the USAO. Questions about the security clearance process should be directed to Liz Solar (esolar@law.harvard.edu).
The drop deadline for the spring clinic is August 31, 2021.  Spring clinical students will begin the security clearance process in the fall to prepare for clinical work in January.

While the 2021-2022 Course Catalog and Curriculum have not been finalized at this date, the course description for the clinic from 20-21 has information about the clinical placements and security clearance process that is still relevant for 21-22.  The add/drop and application dates for 21-22 are above, and the clinic will be offered for 4 or 5 clinical credits during 21-22 (as opposed to 5 credits only in 20-21).
Clinic Description from Fall 2020: https://hls.harvard.edu/academics/curriculum/catalog/default.aspx?o=75959
Clinical Course Description from Fall 2020:
https://hls.harvard.edu/academics/curriculum/catalog/default.aspx?o=75960

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (clinical@law.harvard.edu) with any questions about this clinic.