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Through an extensive range of clinical experiences and courses, Harvard Law School students study, research, and practice human rights law, advocating for clients and working with partners and communities in the U.S. and around the world. No other law school provides students with more opportunities to learn about, and help promote and defend, fundamental human rights, both in times of peace and during armed conflict.

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Visiting Professors & Lecturers


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…

Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

Students spend the entire Spring Term in Washington, D.C. working as legal interns in a variety of federal offices while taking an evening course on…

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

Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project Clinic

The Making Rights Real Clinic will build on a partnership between Professor White, Harvard Law School students, University of Ghana Law School faculty and students,…

Research Programs and Centers

Related Courses

Course Term Instructor(s)
Advanced Human Rights Training: Strategy and Advocacy Fall 2023 Seminar Susan Farbstein
Armed Conflict and Civilian Protection Fall 2023 Seminar Bonnie Docherty
Business and Human Rights Spring 2024 Seminar Tyler Giannini
Classical Liberalism and the Rule of Law Spring 2024 Seminar Raymond M. Kethledge
Climate Lawyering Spring 2024 Course Richard Lazarus
Communication, Law and Social Justice Fall 2023 Course Alan Jenkins
Community Enterprise Project of the Transactional Law Clinics Fall 2023 Clinic Noel Roycroft
Community Enterprise Project of the Transactional Law Clinics Spring 2024 Clinic Brian Price
Comparative and International Legal Struggles Over Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Fall 2023 Reading Group Alicia Yamin
Comparative Law: Why Law? The Experience of China Spring 2024 Course William Alford
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