Clinical & Pro Bono Programs

Clinical & Pro Bono Programs

  • In-House Clinics

    Hands-On Learning

    In-House Clinics

    Hands-On Learning

    There are 21 In-house clinics taught by 22 Clinical Professors of Law and more than 60 Clinical Instructors and Lecturers on Law. Each clinic is tied to a classroom component, in which clinical experiences supplement and contribute to further discussion.
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    Explore the Clinics
  • Externship Clinics

    Hundreds of placements

    Externship Clinics

    Hundreds of placements

    There are 13 Externships taught by faculty and experienced attorneys who are experts in their field. Students are placed at government agencies and organizations across the U.S. and supplement that experience through a required course component.
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    Explore the Clinics
  • COVID-19 Engagement at HLS OCP

    Support your community

    COVID-19 Engagement at HLS OCP

    Support your community

    Connect to Resources
    Connect to Resources
  • Independent
    Clinical Program

    Set up your own clinical placement

    Independent
    Clinical Program

    Set up your own clinical placement

    The Independent Clinical Program is designed to provide students an opportunity to be entrepreneurial and design a custom placement - in U.S. and abroad - that will meet their individualized learning goals.
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    Explore the Program
  • Advanced
    Clinical Program

    Continue your clinical work into a new semester

    Advanced
    Clinical Program

    Continue your clinical work into a new semester

    With approval of the clinic, the Advanced Clinical Program allows a student to continue their clinical work into subsequent semesters and across academic years.
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    Explore the Program
  • Student Practice Organizations

    Gain practical legal experience for pro bono credit

    Student Practice Organizations

    Gain practical legal experience for pro bono credit

    While students do not receive academic credit for participating in SPOs, their hours can count towards the 50-hour pro bono graduation requirement starting first day of classes, 1L year.
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    Explore the SPOs

Clinical Spotlight

Clinical Spotlight

ACLU & HARVARD LAW CLINIC’S SETTLEMENT ON PRISONERS’ HEALTH CARE RIGHTS WITH VERMONT’S DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS IS PRELIMINARILY APPROVED

July 21, 2021

via ACLU Settlement will expand access to the Hepatitis C cure for incarcerated Vermonters. MONTPELIER, Vt. – A federal district court in Burlington gave preliminary approval on a class action settlement reflecting Vermont’s agreement to improve and expand access to the Hepatitis C cure for people in Department of Corrections (DOC) custody. The settlement will […]

HIRCP signs on to letter regarding Title 42 expulsion policy

July 21, 2021

via HIRC blog Our Program recently joined Human Rights First and over 100 other organizations from across the country in submitting a letter to President Biden regarding his administration’s reported plans to continue to use the Title 42 expulsion policy. Under this policy, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has banned individuals from entering […]

Staff Spotlight: Cindy Zapata

July 21, 2021

via HIRC blog Cindy Zapata is a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program. In this role, she supervises students on their cases and legal work and teaches classes, including a class on refugees and trauma that she co-teaches with Program Director Sabi Ardalan.  Cindy was first drawn to immigration law because, […]

Oppressing Marginalized Communities: a Comparison of the American and Israeli Incarceral Systems

July 16, 2021

by Rund Khayyat ’21 I attended Zoom arraignments during my first week in the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), and what struck me most was the cases of the teenagers, all Black, who were undergoing their first interactions with the criminal system. One Black teenager appeared in court with his mom, and told the judge and […]