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

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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

  • Election Law Clinic presents oral arguments in Jacksonville racial gerrymandering case

    By Olivia Klein On Friday, September 16, Election Law Clinic clinical instructor Daniel Hessel led the plaintiff’s oral arguments during Jacksonville Branch of the NAACP v. City of Jacksonville’s preliminary injunction hearing, arguing against the use of racially biased redistricting maps in the 2023 and 2024 city council and school board elections.   The case was

    September 23, 2022

  • Harvard Kennedy School Forum debates issues facing the transgender community

    Via Harvard Kennedy School One month after the death of HKS student and trans activist Rodrigo Ventocilla MPA/ID 2023, a panel of experts grappled with a difficult question: is the story of trans rights and trans lives one of progress or setbacks? “On the one hand, in the course of our lifetimes, it seems as

    September 22, 2022

  • Holistic Care through Interdisciplinary Partnership

    By Olivia Klein “It just makes sense.”   Samir Hanna, clinical instructor at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center’s (LSC) Housing Law Clinic, smiles and shrugs as he describes the logic of the center’s medical-legal partnership with Mass General Brigham. “It really just makes sense.”    Both the Housing Law Clinic and the Family and Domestic Violence Law

    September 20, 2022

  • Why the First Amendment also protects code

    Via Marketplace Tech By Kimberly Adams and Daniel Shin The First Amendment serves as a check on government intervention into our public expression through, for example, spoken or visually signed speech, writing, protesting and coding languages like JavaScript, HTML, Python and Perl. Computer code as free speech is a relatively new legal concept but has a

    September 15, 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