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Law’s profound impact on children and families encompasses both the private realm of intimate relationships—marriage, divorce, adoption, custody, childrearing—and the public governmental systems that determine access to resources and services—education, health care, immigration, employment, taxation. With a range of courses to choose from and clinics and programs focused on family law, youth advocacy and policy, and LGBTQ+ advocacy, Harvard Law offers students the opportunity to understand the myriad ways the legal system influences people’s daily lives.

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HLS Professors

Visiting Professors & Lecturers


Family Justice Clinic

The Family Justice Clinic of the Legal Services Center focuses on offering clients legal assistance on divorce, paternity, child and spousal support, protective orders/restraining orders, and…

Education Law Clinic / Trauma & Learning Policy Initiative

The Education Law Clinic is part of a program called the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI), a nationally recognized collaboration between Harvard Law School…

International Human Rights Clinic

The International Human Rights Clinic advances human rights around the world while training the next generation of advocates. Working closely with expert clinicians, law students take the…

Research Programs and Centers

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Art of Social Change Spring 2025 Course Crisanne Hazen, Michael Gregory
Child Advocacy Clinic Fall 2024 Clinic Crisanne Hazen
Child Advocacy Clinic Winter 2025 - Spring 2025 Clinic Crisanne Hazen
Child Advocacy Clinic Spring 2025 Clinic Crisanne Hazen
Constitutional Law: First Amendment Spring 2025 Course Martha Field
Education Law Clinic: Individual Representation Fall 2024 Clinic Jodi Guinn
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