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The issues of racial equality and racial subordination have long defined American law and history, and they are central to our work at Harvard Law School. Students and scholars grapple with the ongoing quest for racial justice through a host of courses, clinics, externships, as well as the research and practical opportunities provided by the Charles Hamilton Houston for Race & Justice.   We tackle these issues from all angles, including mass incarceration, voting rights, economic justice, social media, and the environment.

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Profiles

Bringing Slavery’s Legacy to Light, One Story at a Time

Bryan Stevenson ’85 creates a memorial and museum to foster conversation on America's original sin.

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Clinics

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…

Criminal Justice Institute

The Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) offers a unique union of classroom instruction and hands-on experience for students who represent indigent adults and juvenile clients facing…

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…

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…

Institute to End Mass Incarceration Clinic

The Institute to End Mass Incarceration is a research and advocacy program that works toward the dramatic decarceration of the United States, the eradication of…

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,…

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

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