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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

  • Advocating for fair and transparent data practices

    By Olivia Klein When the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) opened a request for comment in anticipation of an upcoming rule making on commercial surveillance, the Cyberlaw Clinic was eager to contribute. A team of three students, led by the clinic’s assistant director and lecturer on law Jessica Fjeld, dove into research.    The clinic submitted

    December 6, 2022

  • Representing Creators through the Recording Artists Project

    By Danielle Mikaelian, J.D. ’25 I joined the Recording Artists Project (RAP) because I was interested in working on projects related to the entertainment industry. I grew up in the Los Angeles area, a main entertainment hub, and loved the idea of representing creators and protecting their rights. However, I never had the chance to

    December 5, 2022

  • An old playbook helps tenants stay housed, at least in the short term

    Excerpted from WGBH By Stephanie Leydon ‘Our housing system has broken down’ There’s been an uptick in housing construction over the last several years in Massachusetts, but it’s by no means enough to meet the need. State leaders have set a goal of building tens of thousands of new units to disrupt the current dynamic that’s a

    December 1, 2022

  • 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

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