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Clinical Programs

Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP)
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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

  • ‘Like summer camp for law nerds’

    Harvard Law’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic offers advocacy and energy during January Term By Rachel Reed Via Harvard Law Today There is no morning bugle call. Nor are there group hikes, swimming lessons, or arts and crafts sessions. It is not even the same season. But despite the lack of obvious similarities between the sleepaway

    January 26, 2023

  • A new world of work in the Sports Law Clinic

    By Aaron Fogelson ’23 As with last J-term, my experience this winter with the Sports Law Clinic was a highlight of my time at Harvard Law School. My previous placement was with the Detroit Pistons, so this year’s placement with the Special Olympics was a totally different experience with unique strengths & challenges. That said,

    January 25, 2023

  • Protecting the right to vote in the Election Law Clinic

    By Regina Fairfax ’24 I came to Harvard Law School with a passion for Voting Rights and public service. In my year between college and HLS, I joined the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund to work on key issues of Voting Rights, Election Protection, and Census work during the 2020 Election and Census year.

    January 18, 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