Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

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 12 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
  • 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

    Ability to gain practical legal experience for pro bono credit only

    Student Practice Organizations

    Ability to gain practical legal experience for pro bono credit only

    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
  • Accessibility Resources

    For Clinical and SPO Students

    Accessibility Resources

    For Clinical and SPO Students

    Harvard Law School is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the life of the University. Students who need accessibility resources in order to participate in clinics and student practice organizations should contact the Dean of Students Office.
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    Connect to Resources

Clinical Spotlight

Clinical Spotlight

Elizabeth Warren Took On Obama Over Student Debt Forgiveness. How She Won Is Central To Her 2020 Campaign

August 21, 2019

Via Buzzfeed News By: Molly Hensley-Clancy In 2015, when she found herself on Air Force One with then-president Barack Obama, Sen. Elizabeth Warren seized the chance to pressure the most powerful man in the world about an obscure part of federal tax law.   Warren — along with activists, consumer lawyers, and a group of […]

Home Cooking for Profit? Sure, Just Not in New Jersey

August 14, 2019

Via NYT By: Amelia Nierenberg FRANKLIN, N.J. — With just a little white chocolate and some sprinkles, Heather Russinko can make a wedding gown in under seven minutes. Give her five minutes more, and she can dress a groom, too. Three buttons, a bow tie, and a tuxedo swell over a round white chest.   […]

DeVos sued by students seeking college loan relief

August 12, 2019

Via Detroit Free Press By: Andrea Perez Balderrama   Former students of predatory, for-profit colleges are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, claiming the U.S. Department of Education intentionally refused to process their applications for federal loan relief. According to the Huffington Post, DeVos halted the implementation of the Borrower Defense to Repayment regulation in June […]

Legislative Advocacy for Safe and Supportive Schools

August 8, 2019

By: Alexis Farmer “Investing in a good education is something anyone can get behind,” said Breanna Williams, a 2L at Harvard Law School as she prepared her pitch to the next legislator. She was one of seven students in the Education Law and Policy Clinic/Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative who spent half of her spring […]

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