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From reproductive rights to same-sex marriage to the rights of transgender persons, questions of gender and sexuality are at the heart of some of the hardest questions society faces about the relationship between law, politics, science, medicine, and identity. With many courses and programs, including the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, Harvard Law students have unparalleled opportunities to study and advance civils rights in this area of law.

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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…

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…

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic

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

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…

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…

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