Fall 2023 • Clinic
LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic
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Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.
Required Class Component: LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinical Seminar (1 fall classroom credit).
Additonal Co-/Pre-Requisites: TBD.
By Permission: No.
Add/Drop Deadline: August 18, 2023.
LLM Students: LLM students may apply to the clinic through the LLM General Clinic Application.
Placement Site: Clinic work is done at the WilmerHale Legal Services Center (Jamaica Plain).
The Harvard LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic (the “Clinic”) offers students the opportunity to work directly on cutting-edge issues involving LGBTQ+ rights, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting underrepresented communities within the LGBTQ+ community. Clinic offerings include local and national projects covering the spectrum of LGBTQ+ issues. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a range of work encompassing various strategies for advancing LGBTQ+ rights, including impact litigation and amicus work, policy and legislative advocacy, and direct legal services for LGBTQ+ clients. The Clinic’s work currently includes:
- Impact litigation on behalf of transgender and gender non-conforming/gender non-binary people relating to health care access, prisons and jails, shelter systems, and identity documents;
- Legislative and regulatory advocacy on behalf of transgender, intersex, and poly communities; and
- Policy advocacy and public education on behalf of LGBTQ+ incarcerated individuals and transgender youth.