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Clinics give students hands-on legal experience under the supervision of attorneys. With clinical placements in-house and at independent organizations across the country, and the opportunity for students to create their own independent placements, HLS offers more clinical opportunities than any law school in the world.

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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

  • ‘It’s so great to see the work you do have immediate positive impact’

    In remote Alaska, Harvard Law students spent 12-hour days during spring break preparing tax returns for indigenous communities. By Elaine McArdle Via Harvard Law Today his March, as some of their classmates left Cambridge for warmer climates, ten Harvard Law School students trekked to arctic Alaska during spring break to help prepare tax returns for

    March 29, 2023

  • 4 Skadden Fellows selected from Class of 2023, all clinic alumni

    By Olivia Klein Four members of the HLS Class of 2023 have been selected as recipients of the Skadden Fellowship, a two-year fellowship to pursue public interest law on a full-time basis. The Skadden Foundation launched the fellowship in 1988, in line with their mission aiming to expand the legal services available to economically disadvantaged

    March 29, 2023

  • Helping parents know their legal rights

    HLAB launches Family Defense Practice to help parents facing investigations by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families By Colleen Walsh Via Harvard Law Today For Olivia Murray ’23, witnessing how the criminal legal system interacted with her family and friends in her home state of Florida inspired one of her current interests at Harvard

    March 23, 2023

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