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In the United States’ federalist system, many of the laws that govern our daily lives emanate from state and local governments. These laws exert tremendous influence over issues ranging from the environment to labor to housing, and they shape the political power and (in)equality of individuals and groups. Harvard Law students learn about the workings of America’s decentralized form of government, the intersection of federal, state, and local laws, and the many challenges and opportunities that state and local government law pose.

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Boston Mayor-elect Michelle Wu ’12 joins long line of Harvard Law educated city leaders across the nation

In a historic victory, Michelle Wu ’12 was elected mayor of Boston on Tuesday, making her the first woman and the first person of color…


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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…

Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

The Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School offers students the opportunity to practice environmental law through work on a variety of…

Food Law and Policy Clinic

The Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) provides students with the opportunity to practice using legal and policy tools in order to address the health,…

Government Lawyer: Attorney General Clinic

Lecturer Jim Tierney teaches the required clinical course, the Role of the State Attorney General, in the fall semester, and oversees and directs the clinic.…

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…

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,…

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