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How to Sign Up & Apply

How to Sign Up & Apply

Every fall semester, Student Practice Organizations host information sessions to familiarize new students with their work and application process. Most (but not all) SPOs require an application and all SPOs require students to complete a training. For the SPOs that do not require an application, the successful completion of the training is sufficient for students to become members. Learn more about the information sessions, application requirements, and training dates below.

Find more details about SPOs in the SPO Opportunities for Practice 2019-2020 PDF.

Harvard defenders

Application Deadline: Monday, September 16 at 11:59 pm.
Fill out an application at 

Training Date:
Saturday, September 21, 9 am – 3 pm.

Harvard law entrepreneurship project (hlep)

Students must attend a training session and submit a client preference form to be placed on a project team. Anyone may apply to be a team member.

Training Dates:
Monday, September 23, 12 pm – 1 pm, WCC 3019
Tuesday, September 24, 12 pm – 1 pm, WCC 3015

HLS Immigration Project (HIP)

Meet and Greet/Info Session:
Monday, September 16, 6 pm – 7 pm, WCC 2009

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 18 at 11:59 pm

Harvard Mediation Program (HMP)

ADR Night: 
Wednesday, September 18
Pound 5th Floor

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 24 @ 11:59 pm
The application can be found at: Applicants will interview on Tuesday, October 1 or Wednesday, October 2.

Training Dates:
Saturday and Sunday, October 5-6, and
Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20
9:00am-5:15pm each day

Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP)

No application required. PLAP will accept sign ups at the Student Activities Fair. PLAP is open to all students who can commit to one office hour per week.

Info Session:
Joint info session with Defenders, TAP, and PLAP. Friday, September 13, 7:00 pm in the Student Orgs Room.

Welcome Back Picnic:
Saturday, September 14, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Jarvis Field & Caspersen Patio

Required Training:
Date TBD
Supplemental trainings throughout the semester in skills such as cross examination and client management.

Email:,, or for more information. PLAP will also accept sign ups at the Student Activities Fair.

HLS Advocates for Human Rights

Welcome Event:
Wednesday, September 18
12:00pm – 1:00pm
WCC 1019

Application Deadline: Saturday, September 21 @ 5:00pm:
Applications for project membership can be found here.

There will be different training sessions depending on students’ projects and positions.

HLS Mississippi delta project

Applications available at: Accepted students will be notified September 23 with team assignments.

MDP All Team Kickoff Meeting:
Monday, September 30

HLS negotiators

No application required. Simply sign up to attend our three-hour basic training via the Negotiators website.

ADR Night:
Wednesday, September 18, 7 pm – 8:30 pm, Pound Hall 5th floor

Fall Basic Training:
Saturday, September 21, 11 am – 3 pm (lunch provided!), Langdell Hall 272 Kirkland and Ellis Classroom – South

Project No One Leaves (PNOL)

Add your email to the listserv at You will then receive an email the week before each scheduled canvass. Once you receive the email for the canvass you plan to attend, sign up using the link provided.

Trainings take place before each canvass. No prior experience is required.

Recording Artists Project (RAP)

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 19 at 11:59 pm:
Submit a brief interest statement to The statement should explain why you are interested in joining RAP.

Info Session / Music Trivia:
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, HLS Pub (food and drink provided)

Training Date:
Sunday, September 29. Fall training is mandatory for all students even if they only plan on joining in the spring.

Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP)

Defenders/PLAP/TAP Chat:
Friday, September 13, 7:00pm, Student Organizations Workroom

TAP Open House:
Wednesday, September 18, 3:00pm – 7:00pm in WCC 5123 (Student Clinics Wing)

Application Deadline: Saturday, September 21 at 2pm. 
Application consists of a cover sheet, answers to a few short questions, and a resume. Please email your application to  To get an application, fill out TAP’s application interest form here:

Mandatory Training for New Members:
Saturday, September 28, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Additional trainings throughout the year.