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

Remembering Dr. King Through His Own Words

January 15, 2021

via HLS website January 18th, 2021, marks the thirty-fifth time our nation has paused to commemorate the life of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Although many words were written about Dr. King during his brief life, and many more have been written about him after his brutal assassination and untimely death, perhaps one of […]

Court Blocks Illegal “Death to Asylum” Trump Rule

January 14, 2021

via HIRC blog San Francisco, California (January 8, 2021) – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction blocking a sweeping Trump administration rule that would gut protections for people fleeing persecution and torture. The injunction halts the new rule’s implementation nationwide ahead of its scheduled effective date of Monday, January 11, […]

Did implicit bias lead to breach of U.S. Capitol?

January 14, 2021

via Harvard Law Todayby Jeff Neal “Implicit bias” played a major role in the “massive breakdown in preparation” that led to the U.S. Capitol being breached by a hostile force for the first time since British soldiers set it alight in 1814, said Harvard Law Lecturer James E. Tierney, who served for a decade as Maine’s […]

Laying the groundwork for real-life lawyering

January 8, 2021

via Harvard Law Todayby Olivia Klein “It’s been an excellent experience for this remote semester. The clinic has helped show me theory put into practice,” Gavriel Schreiber ’21 said of his independent clinical placement with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. He was one of 27 Harvard Law School students who were given a unique opportunity to put their legal learning into action for organizations all across the country […]