Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
Required Class Component: Capital Punishment in America (4 fall classroom credits). Some seats are reserved for clinical students. Once a student enrolls in this clinic, the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs will enroll them in the required course. If a student drops this clinic, they will also lose their seat in the required class component.
Additional Co-/Pre-Requisites: None.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: August 27, 2021.
LLM Students: International students on F-1 student visas are required to have Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization; LL.M. students are not eligible for CPT.
Multi-Semester: This is a winter-spring clinic (2 winter clinical credits + 2-3 spring clinical credits).
Placement Site: Various externship placements.
The Capital Punishment Clinic offers opportunities for students to represent clients with capital sentences through placements at capital punishment resource centers, organizations, law firms, and governmental agencies throughout the country. Clinical work is full-time and on-site during the winter term, and continues on a part-time and remote basis in the spring term. This clinic is graded Credit/Fail.
This is an externship clinic. Students must have at least one full business day available in their schedule to work on-site at their placement organization. Any remaining clinical hours should be worked in blocks of at least 5 hours. Most placement organizations are open Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Please contact the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs for more information about this clinic and it’s possible placements (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-495-5202).