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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

  • FLPC Publishes Response to the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

    Via CHLPI Blog In late September, the White House hosted the second ever Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (the Conference).  The first conference, held in 1969, led to transformative change in the food system, including expansion of the school lunch program, increased access to food for the hungry, and improvements to food and nutrition

    November 29, 2022

  • CHLPI Files Administrative Complaint Against Mississippi Medicaid Agency Over HCV Treatment Access Restrictions

    Via CHLPI Blog On November 21, the Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School, in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper, the Mississippi Center for Justice, and Dr. Michael Saag, M.D., filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging that Mississippi’s Medicaid program is illegally denying lifesaving treatment for hepatitis C

    November 29, 2022

  • Cyberlaw Clinic and Engine Advocacy File Patent Eligibility Comment

    Via Cyberlaw Clinic Blog By Mason Kortz On October 15, 2022, the Cyberlaw Clinic submitted a Comment on behalf of a non-profit technology policy, research, and advocacy organization that bridges the gap between policymakers and startups. Engine seeks to support the growth and success of nascent companies and startups, including through startup-friendly patent polices. The Comment

    November 29, 2022

  • New Avenues for Animal Advocacy

    By Kira Horowitz, J.D. ’24 After hearing all about my older sister’s incredible experience with the Animal Law & Policy Clinic last spring, I knew I had to try it out for myself. We have both been vegan for over a decade and grew up surrounded by rescued pitbulls, so you could say animal advocacy

    November 28, 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