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Fall 2024 Clinic

LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

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Enrollment in this clinic will fulfill the HLS JD pro bono requirement.

Required Class Component: Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, and the Law (2 fall classroom credits). Students who enroll in this clinic will be enrolled in the required clinical course component by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

Additonal Co-/Pre-Requisites: No.

By Permission: No.

Add/Drop Deadline: August 23, 2024.

LLM Students: LLM students may enroll in this clinic through Helios.

Placement Site: 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.