Clinical & Pro Bono Programs

Clinical & Pro Bono Programs

  • In-House Clinics

    Hands-On Learning

    In-House Clinics

    Hands-On Learning

    There are 23 In-house clinics taught by 19 Clinical Professors of Law and more than 70 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 15 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

HIRC client wins defensive asylum case

August 11, 2022

Via HIRCP Blog This past spring, clinical students in the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic helped prepare a defensive asylum claim for Cesar*, an indigenous Guatemalan man who suffered severe persecution in his home country. Two clinical students, Isabel Espinosa Moguel ’23 and Juan Castano ’23, worked on the case “from start to finish” over […]

Slavin v. Lewis Amicus Brief Project: Housing Clinic Students Step Up In Solidarity with Tenants and Survivors of Abuse

August 10, 2022

By Annalise Wagner ’23 This past spring, I worked as a Student Attorney in the WilmerHale Legal Services Center Housing Clinic. From the first day of training, Clinical Instructors Maureen McDonagh and Julia Devanthéry are quick to tell students “I might be your supervisor, but you are the attorney.” Throughout the semester, I commuted to […]

‘If not now, then when?’

August 9, 2022

By Olivia Klein Keeping Tabs is a Q&A series that follows alumni on their careers after graduation, the lasting impacts of their clinical and pro bono experiences at HLS, and their experiences in a variety of sectors of law. An expert on the prison industry and experienced campaign leader, Bianca Tylek ’14 is the founder […]

HLPC Welcomes Clinical Instructor Erika Hanson

August 8, 2022

Via CHLPI Blog The Health Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome a new Clinical Instructor to the team, Erika Hanson! Erika joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School in 2022 as a Clinical Instructor in the Health Law and Policy Clinic.  Prior to joining HLPC, she was […]