Winter-Spring 2017 or Spring 2017

Applications Due August 19, 2016

The HLS Semester in Washington Program is an extraordinary opportunity to work at the intersection of government, policy, and practice while pursuing your particular interests. Clinic participants spend the spring semester (or winter & spring semesters) living in Washington and working as legal interns in federal offices in the Executive, Legislative, or Judicial Branches. The placements, in offices where lawyers provide legal advice and assistance on policy, legislative, or regulatory matters, are developed collaboratively between the students and the Program Director to match to the students’ interests.

Previous placements have included the White House Counsel’s Office, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights, Criminal, and Environmental Divisions, the Department of Defense’s Office of General Counsel, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Senate Judiciary, Armed Services and Energy Committees, and many more.

The Program also has course and writing components that complement the placements.  These components focus on what it means to do great policy making and on developing the skills to make it happen.

To learn more about the program, take a look at the clinic’s blog, where you can find information on the course portion of the program, learn about the students who have participated in the Program and their placements, and much more.

Finally, if you have any questions or want to discuss how the clinic might help further your goals, you can email the Clinic Director, Jonathan Wroblewski, at or give him a call at 202-514-4730. He’d love to hear from you!

The initial application deadline for the Clinic is August 19, 2016. 

Apply today through the online application process!

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