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

Advocating for Voting Rights while Remote

April 9, 2021

by Omeed Alerasool J.D.’22 Upon arriving to campus in the fall of the my 1L year, I soon learned that Harvard Law School would be launching a voting rights clinic. Given my interests in the law of democracy, election law, and voting rights, enrolling in this clinic became a top priority. Now, after nearly a […]

Offshore wind policy in a time of potential growth

April 7, 2021

by Lily Cohen J.D. ’22 Working with Ocean Conservancy over January term, I had the opportunity to learn about policies that can enable responsible offshore wind development. Focusing on the ways to successfully transition to a carbon free economy reminded of me of the potential we still have as a society.  I came to law […]

Goodbye and Thank You

April 7, 2021

Daneiris Heredia-Perez has been the program manager at Harvard Defenders since Fall 2016. She has been an invaluable member of the clinical community, working with students to provide pro-bono representation to low-income defendants in criminal show-cause hearings, as well as collaborating with the Legal Services Center’s CORI sealing initiative. Daneiris was a member of the 2019-20 cohort of […]

Fighting for equality at the ballot box

April 7, 2021

via The Harvard Gazetteby Gray Milkowski Law School students, affiliates battle gerrymandering, bars to acces “Unequal” is a multipart series highlighting the work of Harvard faculty, staff, students, alumni, and researchers on issues of race and inequality across the U.S. The second part explores the experience of people of color with democracy in America. The American […]