Clinical and Pro Bono Programs

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If you had planned to start a clinical placement with the federal government and are concerned that your placement may be affected by the government shutdown, please be in touch with the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (617)-495-5202 or clinical@law.harvard.edu.

2019 ClinicTalks Calendar

2019 ClinicTalks Calendar

Events for February 27, 2019

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12:00 pm

ClinicTalks: Education Law Clinic/Trauma & Learning Policy Initiative

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you interested in providing direct representation to parents/guardians of children who have been affected by family violence or other adverse experiences and who are not getting the special education services they need? Do you want to learn more about legislative and administrative advocacy, community outreach, report writing, coalition building, and media strategies to transform […]

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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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  • Externship Clinics

    Hundreds of placements

    Externship Clinics

    Hundreds of placements

    There are 11 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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Clinical Spotlight

Clinical Spotlight

Shutdown Inflicted ‘Real Harm’ on Taxpayers, IRS Watchdog Says

February 14, 2019

Via The Wall Street Journal By: Richard Rubin The recent government shutdown damaged the Internal Revenue Service, an agency already struggling with budget cuts and aging computer systems, according to the IRS’s in-house watchdog. IRS employees are working through more than five million pieces of correspondence and tens of thousands of backlogged audit responses and […]

A Lawyer’s Limits

February 13, 2019

By: Solange Etessami, J.D. ’20 In the middle of January, the town of Mytilene on the island of Lesvos is stuck in holiday mode. Christmas songs are still streaming, decorations are still up, and the bakeries still have “Happy 2019!” cakes in the windows. Just a few miles away from this idyllic little Greek town […]

Transformative Constitutions: How One African Nation is Writing A New Constitution for National Healing and To Learn from The Past

February 13, 2019

By: Oladeji M. Tiamiyu, J.D. ’20 When democracies endure prolonged crises, a complete constitutional review can be valuable to legitimize the nation’s constitution and to create an outlet for national healing. The Gambia launched the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) to conduct a full-scale review of the current constitution after enduring the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh, […]

Ensuring Veterans Aren’t Left Behind

February 13, 2019

Via the American Bar Association for Law Students  Excerpt from “Law Students Speak: Why I Do Public Interest Work” By: Steve Kerns, J.D. ’20 As a veteran, I came to Harvard Law School’s Safety Net Project within the Veteran’s Legal Clinic to help bridge the civilian- military divide. SNP offered me a chance to help civilians […]

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