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

Court Issues Ruling Aligned with Amicus Brief Submitted by HLS Professors Protecting the Rights of Asylum Seekers During the Global Pandemic

September 27, 2021

Via Human Rights@Harvard Law On September 16, a U.S. District Judge granted a preliminary injunction against expulsion of migrant families without any hearing, in response to a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and others. Previously, the Trump administration had invoked a public health law, Title 42, section 265, as a substitute measure to deport […]

CHLPI welcomes three clinical fellows to the team

September 27, 2021

Via CHLPI Blog The Health Law and Policy Clinic is pleased to welcome three new Clinical Fellows, Suzanne Davies, Julia Harvey, Erin McCrady. Suzanne Daviessudavies@law.harvard.edu, 617.384.0118 Suzanne joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in September 2021 as a Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic.  She received her JD in 2020 […]

“We need justice and freedom:” Advocating for the rights of medical abuse survivors through the ICDC Project

September 27, 2021

Via Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program Blog On September 16th, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and the HLS Immigration Project, in collaboration with Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network, released a report, titled Violence and Violation: Exposing medical abuse of immigrants detained at the Irwin County Detention […]

Is democracy in peril?

September 27, 2021

Via Harvard Law Today By Brett Milano The state of American democracy will be examined in a lecture series, “Democracy,” which had its first session this week and will continue through the fall and spring. Organized by Ruth Greenwood, the director of HLS’ Election Law Clinic, the series will feature virtual discussions by leading legal and […]