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Each year, millions of people look to the law to resolve disputes arising out of private transactions, business, personal relationships, and more. Under the guidance of leading scholars and practitioners, Harvard Law students study the theory and practice of civil litigation and the rules and statutes that govern the process by which substantive rights and duties are enforced in federal and state courts.

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Litigation is often seen as an either/or proposition. You either settle out of court or go to trial and leave the outcome entirely in the…

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Criminal Justice Appellate Clinic

Students will participate in an externship with the Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center (“MJC”) in Washington, D.C., working on appeals before federal circuit courts…

Crimmigration Clinic

In the Crimmigration Clinic, students work on cutting-edge issues regarding the intersection of criminal law and immigration law. The content of the clinical projects will depend on…

Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic

The Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic of the Legal Services Center focuses on offering clients legal assistance on divorce, paternity, child and spousal support, protective…

Election Law Clinic

The Election Law Clinic offers Harvard Law students the opportunity to do hands-on litigation and advocacy work across a range of election law areas, with…

Employment Law Clinic

The Employment Law Clinic focuses on rights in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and retaliation…

Cyberlaw Clinic

The Cyberlaw Clinic, based at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, provides high-quality, pro-bono legal services to appropriate clients on issues relating to…

Federal Courts Clinic

The Federal Courts Clinic allows students to work with federal judges throughout the country and at different levels of the judicial system to gain a…

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB) is unique among HLS programs of clinical legal education in that its legal services program is student-run. Founded in…

Housing Law Clinic

The Housing Law Clinic represents tenants who are facing evictions by private market and subsidized landlords. Students also have the opportunity to participate in the…

Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic

For over thirty years, the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic, in partnership with Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), has sought to advance immigrants’ rights. Law…

International Human Rights Clinic

The International Human Rights Clinic works to protect the human rights of clients and communities around the world. Through supervised practice, students learn the responsibilities…

Judicial Process in Trial Courts Clinic

Clinical placements are available with individual judges of the District Court, Boston Municipal Court, Juvenile Court, and Housing Court Departments of the Massachusetts Trial Court,…

LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

Student Work In the Harvard LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic (the “Clinic”), students work on cutting-edge issues involving LGBTQ+ rights, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting…

Mediation Clinic

Clinic placements are with the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), and offer the opportunity to co-mediate disputes filed in local courts with a focus on small…

Religious Freedom Clinic

The clinic provides students a hands-on, supervised experience representing a diverse group of clients in legal matters raising First Amendment and religious liberty issues. As…

Sports Law Clinic

Sports Law clinical placements are in a variety of settings, including legal departments of major leagues or sports franchises, and with law firms and lawyers…

Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

Students in the Clinic work to protect the rights of veterans and their families and persons with disabilities. Students can select among three project areas:…

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Advanced Topics in Federal Courts Fall 2022 Seminar Jack Goldsmith
Advanced Written Advocacy Fall 2022 Seminar Richard Clary
Civil Rights Litigation Spring 2023 Course Scott Michelman
Class Actions: Litigating Advanced Topics Fall 2022 Course Richard Clary
Complex Litigation: Legal Doctrines, Real World Practice Spring 2023 Course Richard Clary
Conflict of Laws Spring 2023 Course Stephen Sachs
Consumer Protection Clinic Fall 2022 Clinic Roger Bertling
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