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

Faculty on the move

September 20, 2021

Excerpted from Harvard Law Today With the start of the academic year, a look at the clinical faculty who have joined Harvard Law School, been promoted, or taken on new roles in 2021. Christopher Bavitz WilmerHale Clinical Professor of Law; vice dean for experiential and clinical education Harvard Law School’s Christopher T. Bavitz, the WilmerHale Clinical […]

Harvard Law School clinics redouble efforts to assist after eviction moratorium’s end

September 15, 2021

via Harvard Law Todayby Rachel Reed The expiration two weeks ago of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pandemic-related moratorium on evictions has caused new uncertainty for the millions of Americans who are behind on rent. And although Congress has approved nearly $47 billion in aid to assist tenants and compensate landlords – particularly […]

Making connections—and a difference—through Student Practice Organizations

September 15, 2021

via Harvard Law Todayby Rachel Reed Ask students involved with any of Harvard Law School’s 11 Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) why they participate, and one word comes up again and again: community. Community—of friends, of peers, of clients. Of like-minded people looking to make a difference.  “For students who are looking for a community of people they […]

Harvard’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation Celebrates Wins in Fight for the Rights of Transgender People

September 8, 2021

via CHLPI blog This week, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) reported major wins in the courts for the rights of transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. The first win came from Kadel v. North Carolina State Health Plan for Teachers & State Employees, a lawsuit brought by a small […]