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

Recap: Tenant Advocacy Project in Fall 2020

February 26, 2021

The Fall of 2020 saw the Tenant Advocacy Project busy with a variety of cases, community growth, and new 1L involvement in a remote environment. Learn more about the experiences of students and staff below:

Reflections On Working Remotely At The Tenant Advocacy Project

February 26, 2021

For almost a year, Attorney Dick Bauer has been the Clinical Instructor at the Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP).  Dick is a graduate of MIT and Northeastern University Law School. He has worked in legal services since 1982, including 30 years at Greater Boston Legal Services and since then at a number of other legal services […]

Litman Symposium 2021: Reimagining Criminal Justice: Reform and Abolition

February 17, 2021

by Grace Yuh Harvard Defenders hosted the 9th Annual Jack T. Litman Symposium on February 3rd, 2021. Directed by Mike Bliss J.D.’22 and Kimberly Quick J.D.’22 and moderated by Defenders President Mara Chin Loy J.D.’21, this year’s theme was Reimagining Criminal Justice: Reform and Abolition. Dr. Monica Bell, associate professor of law at Yale Law […]

Advocating for Housing as a Human Right with TAP

February 17, 2021

by Rachel Niegelberg J.D.’23 I entered law school this fall after ten years as a public school teacher in the New York public school system.  Being an educator and working with students was the greatest privilege I’ve ever been afforded and my ultimate goal is to work towards a more equitable public education system.  With […]