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Clinical Programs

Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP)
Wasserstein Hall, Suite 3085
6 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


Clinical Advising

Students work in the Prison Legal Assistance Project office
Harvard Defenders student officers

Clinics are open to 2L, 3L, and LL.M. students. Each clinic is tied to a classroom component: students receive clinical credit for their legal practice in clinics and academic credit for the course component. In addition, most clinics allow students to fulfill HLS’s 50 hours pro bono graduation requirement.

In the News

  • Julia Devanthéry Honored with Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly’s Top Women of Law Award

    Via LSC Blog Julia Devanthéry, founding director of the Housing Justice for Survivors Project at the Legal Services Center (LSC), has been selected as a 2022 Top Women of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and was honored at the Top Women of Law event on November 16. This event celebrated the achievements of exceptional women

    November 21, 2022

  • Death Penalty Defense Work

    On November 15, Professor Carol Steiker led a conversation with recent HLS graduates and Capital Punishment Clinic alumni working in the area of death penalty defense. Watch here: This event is part of the Library’s yearlong series of programming in connection with their exhibit, Visualizing Capital Punishment: Spectacle, Shame, and Sympathy.

    November 18, 2022

  • ‘We want to be your voice’

    By Olivia Klein Abigail was nervous the first time she walked into the courthouse. She’d been working with students at the Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic, and she wanted to make sure that her story was told in the courtroom.  “I thought that I was going to be able to speak, and I did

    November 16, 2022

students from the Veterans Law Clinic stand in front of WCC

Check out the OCP Blog to read student perspectives on the clinical experience, find out more about the clinics’ legal work, catch up with alumni, and more!

OCP Blog