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The “Clinics in a Minute” ongoing social media series highlights what it’s like to be a student in the clinics and student practice organizations (SPOs). Check out the videos here!

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Featuring Meredith Boak, Assistant Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education and Pro Bono Programs. Learn more about the HLS Clinical Programs here.

Animal Law & Policy Clinic

Featuring Arlene Lopez ’23. Learn more about the Animal Law & Policy Clinic here.

The Animal Law & Policy Clinic provides students with direct hands-on experience in animal advocacy on behalf of both captive animals and wildlife, including litigation, legislation, administrative practice, and policymaking.

Consumer Protection Clinic

Featuring Annika Reno ’24. Learn more about the Consumer Protection Clinic here.

Through the Consumer Protection Clinic, students represent low-income people in cases related to predatory lending and other consumer matters, including bankruptcy and debt collection defense.

Crimmigration Clinic

Featuring Tara Djukanovic ’24. Learn more about the Crimmigration Clinic here.

In the Crimmigration Clinic, students work on cutting-edge issues regarding the intersection of criminal law and immigration law.

Cyberlaw Clinic

Featuring Alice Hu ’24. Learn more about the Cyberlaw Clinic here.

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 the Internet, new technology, and intellectual property.

Dispute Systems Design Clinic

Featuring Kate Strickland ’23. Learn more about the Dispute Systems Design Clinic here.

Students in the Harvard Dispute Systems Design Clinic work on advanced client matters related to negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. 

Election Law Clinic

Featuring Morgan Hurst ’24. Learn more about the Election Law Clinic here.

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 an initial focus on redistricting and vote suppression cases.

Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic

Featuring Will McCann ’24 & Isaiah Bennett ’25. Learn more about the Emmett Environmental Law & Policy Clinic here.

The Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic offers students the opportunity to practice environmental law through work on a variety of litigation, administrative, legislative, and policy projects.

Family Justice Clinic

Featuring Arabi Hassan ’23. Learn more about the Family Justice Clinic here.

The Family Justice Clinic of the Legal Services Center focuses on offering clients legal assistance on divorce, paternity, child and spousal support, protective orders/restraining orders, and family defense.

Food Law and Policy Clinic

Featuring Noelle Musolino ’24. Learn more about the Food Law and Policy Clinic here.

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, environmental, and economic impacts of our food system. Clinic projects aim to increase access to healthy foods, support sustainable and equitable food production, reduce waste of healthy, wholesome food, and promote community-led food system change.

Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic

Featuring Janet Park ’23. Learn more about the Government Lawyer: Semester in Washington Clinic here.

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 government lawyering.

Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project (HLEP)

Featuring Ben Ho ’23. Learn more about the Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project here.

The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project is an SPO that provides pro bono legal research and analysis to entrepreneurs in the Harvard and MIT community. We match entrepreneurs with teams of Harvard Law School students and an attorney supervisor who work together to answer legal questions over the project cycle of eight to ten weeks. 

Featuring Kaitlyn Ham ’24. Learn more about the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau here.

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 1913, HLAB has a long history of responding to the legal needs of low-income people in the greater Boston area.

Health Law and Policy Clinic

Featuring Katie Gu ’24. Learn more about the Health Law and Policy Clinic here.

Students enrolled in the Health Law and Policy Clinic will work on cutting-edge legislative, regulatory, and litigation projects at the state and national levels aimed at increasing access to quality, comprehensive health care for poor and low-income individuals and families.

Housing Law Clinic

Featuring Mohini Tangri ’24. Learn more about the Housing Law Clinic here.

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 Housing Justice for Survivors Project which represents tenants facing housing instability as a result of domestic or sexual violence. The bulk of the clinic’s work consists of litigation in the Boston Housing Court, defending evictions and prosecuting counterclaims with the goal of improving housing conditions, enforcing consumer rights, supporting tenant organizing efforts, and preventing homelessness.

Immigration and Refugee Clinic

Featuring Juan Castaño ’23. Learn more about the Immigration and Refugee Clinic here.

For over thirty years, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic (HIRC), in partnership with Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), has sought to advance immigrants’ rights. Law students take the lead in representing low-income immigrants who are fighting deportation and seeking asylum and other forms of humanitarian protection in the United States. 

International Human Rights Clinic

Featuring Christopher Hudson Verde ’25 & Salomé Van Bunnen ’24. Learn more about the International Human Rights Clinic here.

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 lead on lawyering and advocating for human rights across a range of thematic and geographic areas, using a variety of skills that reflect the diverse modes of human rights practice.

LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

Featuring Lauren Greenawalt ’24. Learn more about the LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic here.

In the Harvard LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic, students work on cutting-edge issues involving LGBTQ+ rights, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting underrepresented communities within the LGBTQ+ community. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a range of work encompassing various strategies for advancing LGBTQ+ rights, including impact litigation and legislative and policy advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ+ clients.

Mediation Clinic

Featuring Sam Holloway ’24. Learn more about the Mediation Clinic here.

Clinic placements are with the Harvard Mediation Program (HMP), and offer the opportunity to co-mediate disputes filed in local courts with a focus on small claims cases. 

Tax Litigation Clinic

Featuring Madison Wulf Elbich ’24. Learn more about the Tax Litigation Clinic here.

Students in the Tax Litigation Clinic represent low-income taxpayers in controversies with the IRS, both before the IRS and in federal court. Students may also work on Massachusetts Department of Revenue cases in addition to their federal cases. Students will work individually and in teams to represent taxpayers involving examinations, administrative appeals, collection matters and cases before the United States Tax Court and Federal District Courts. 

Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic

Featuring Nathan Lowry ’24 and David Paul ’24. Learn more about the Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic.

Students in the Clinic work to protect the rights of veterans and their families and persons with disabilities.

Students can select among three project areas: (1) Veterans Justice Project – through which students represent veterans in administrative and court appeals to challenge wrongful denials of federal and state veterans benefits, in administrative and court appeals to seek remedies for those who unjustly received a less-than-honorable military discharge, and in systemic reform initiatives; (2) Estate Planning Project – through which students draft and execute estate planning documents, such as Wills, Health Care Proxies, and Durable Powers of Attorney for veterans and their families as well as advocate for veterans’ financial autonomy in VA Fiduciary matters; and (3) Safety Net Project – through which students represent clients, including veterans, in administrative and court appeals to challenge wrongful denials of Social Security disability, SNAP/Food Stamps, and other safety net program benefits.