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The Lee and Li Foundation Fund for the Public Interest

This Fund is intended to provide support for HLS students from any HLS degree program engaged in term time or summer public interest research or work pertaining to Taiwan, the People's Republic of China or Hong Kong.

Jack T. Litman Fellowship Program

Each year, Harvard Defenders selects three law students to serve as full-time Litman Fellows. Fellows have the unique opportunity to handle all their own cases, which involves interacting with clients, interviewing them in preparation for hearings, and conducting extensive investigations, which often entail meeting with witnesses and police officers. In addition, Fellows develop their own litigation strategies and ultimately present their cases to clerk magistrates in the Boston area’s criminal courts.

Supero: Free Bar Prep Materials for Public Interest Students

Are you going into public interest? And/or is your employer not covering the cost of bar prep materials? Check out all of the bar prep programs when they are on campus October 24-26, so that you can think about which course you genuinely want to take. AND if you have made a deposit or a commitment, please contact Olivia Warren!

UN Efforts to Restore the Rule of Law In Guatemala

Join Iván Velásquez Gómez, UN High Commissioner for the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala, (CICIG) as he describes his battles against illegal security groups and clandestine security  organizations in Guatemala – criminal groups believed to have infiltrated state institutions, fostering impunity and undermining democratic gains in Guatemala since the end of the country’s armed conflict in the 1990s.

Bidding Is Now Open for PIIP!

Bidding has officially opened for the Public Interest Interview Program! To bid, login to Symplicity CSM, click on the “OCI” tab on your profile, and select “PIIP 2016 On-Campus Interviews” or “PIIP 2016 Resume Collection”.

The 2L Job Search: Getting Started

We know it may seem early to start thinking about next summer, but the application process begins, for many students, in the late summer/early fall, and we want to make sure you are well prepared.

Take Advantage Of These Summer Funding Opportunities!

Interested in supplementing your SPIF funding for the summer? There are numerous fellowships, both internal and external, that you can apply for that offer supplemental funding for public interest work during the summer.

To EIP or Not to EIP

To ensure that a decision to pursue law firm work is based on your own personal needs and interests rather than mythology, we’ve tackled some of the most common misconceptions about public interest law here.