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.
    Explore the Clinics
    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.
    Explore the Clinics
    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.
    Explore the Program
    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.
    Explore the Program
    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.
    Explore the SPOs
    Explore the SPOs

Clinical Spotlight

Clinical Spotlight

Home Isn’t A Guarantee For Survivors Fleeing Domestic Abusers During COVID-19

June 14, 2021

via Huffpostby Alanna Vagianos Angela estimated that she and her four children have moved 10 times since they fled her abusive husband in 2017. She doesn’t always have the money to move, but when he finds out where they live, she has no choice. One time when he found Angela, he showed up with a […]

Justice for all

June 14, 2021

via Harvard Law Todayby Rachel Reed It is not uncommon for a defense attorney to fight for justice for a client facing incarceration. What is rarer, though, is the opportunity to simultaneously fight for justice for hundreds of people in a similar situation all at the same time. For students in Harvard Law School’s Impact […]

Lisa Dealy, passionate advocate for public service and clinical education at Harvard Law School, retires

June 14, 2021

via Harvard Law Todayby Elaine McArdle Lisa Dealy, who as assistant dean for the Harvard Law School Clinical and Pro Bono Programs for 15 years was instrumental in the transformational growth and reimagination of clinical education at HLS, will retire May 27 after 30 years at the law school. When Dealy assumed leadership of the […]

Faith and fellowship

June 14, 2021

via Harvard Law Todayby Rachel Reed Growing up with a father in the Air Force, Mark Gillespie ’21 moved around a lot as a child. But far from this being a negative, Gillespie says it gave him the sense that life’s possibilities were endless. “Although I didn’t really have a strong feeling of where I […]