Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

Clinical & Pro Bono Programs

Clinical & Pro Bono Programs

  • In-House Clinics

    Hands-On Learning

    In-House Clinics

    Hands-On Learning

    There are 18 In-house clinics taught by 17 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 12 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
  • 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

    Ability to gain practical legal experience for pro bono credit only

    Student Practice Organizations

    Ability to gain practical legal experience for pro bono credit only

    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
  • Accessibility Resources

    For Clinical and SPO Students

    Accessibility Resources

    For Clinical and SPO Students

    Harvard Law School is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the life of the University. Students who need accessibility resources in order to participate in clinics and student practice organizations should contact the Dean of Students Office.
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    Connect to Resources

Clinical Spotlight

Clinical Spotlight

‘Food is Medicine State Plan’ to Begin Providing Services in June

May 24, 2019

Via 22 WWLP-22News By: Jennifer Zarate A group met on [May 22] to make sure healthy food is available to everyone in western Massachusetts. The Franklin County Food Council brought together groups from across the state on Wednesday to talk about expanding access to food services. Among those in attendance was the Center for Health […]

ACLU Vermont and Harvard Law School file class action suit on behalf of prisoners

May 24, 2019

Via Vermont Business Magazine After years of advocating for Vermont prisoners to have access to life-saving medication for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), the ACLU of Vermont and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, with cooperating counsel James Valente, yesterday filed a class action lawsuit challenging the state’s refusal to […]

Three students win the David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Team Award

May 24, 2019

Via Harvard Law Today  By: Alexis Farmer Lindsay Bailey ’19, Lisandra Novo ’19 and Elisa Quiroz ’19 are the winners of the 2019 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Team Award. The award, named in honor of the late Clinical Professor of Law David Grossman ’88, a public interest lawyer dedicated to providing high-quality legal services […]

Dalia Deak receives the David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award

May 24, 2019

Via Harvard Law Today By: Alexis Farmer Dalia Deak ’19 is this year’s winner of the individual David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award, given each year to a student who embodies the pro bono spirit of the late Clinical Professor of Law David Grossman ’88 and exemplifies putting theory into practice through clinical work. Deak, […]

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