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

Volunteer lawyers will advise military personnel who question the legality of orders during protests, election disputes

October 21, 2020

by Shane Harrisvia The Washington Post A group of lawyers is offering advice to military and National Guard members who worry they may be given unlawful orders if deployed during protests or disputes over next month’s elections. The Orders Project was formed in response to the use of force against protesters this summer in Lafayette Square, two […]

Celebrating our Clinical Colleagues: 2019-2020 Dean’s Award for Excellence and 2020 Harvard Heroes

October 13, 2020

On September 29, 2020 the HLS community celebrated the recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence and those named as Harvard Heroes via virtual ceremony. While a variety of departments were represented among the awardees, we are especially proud to recognize five members of the clinical community for their hard work and dedication. Congratulations to […]

Remembering Kristin Muniz

October 13, 2020

Kristin Muniz was a senior clinical instructor and trial team coach at CJI for ten years until she left HLS in 2017 to become the Attorney in Charge of the Roxbury Office and then the Boston Office of Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS). To all who knew Kristin she was a kind and compassionate person and advocate.  […]

Advocating for Compassionate Release During COVID-19

October 9, 2020

by Sarah Parker J.D.’21 Quarantined in my apartment, I felt powerless as COVID-19 ravaged our most vulnerable communities last spring. Because of my work with incarcerated people through the Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) here at HLS, I was particularly concerned with the risks the virus posed to incarcerated individuals. As I spoke to PLAP […]