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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 or see the SPO Opportunities for Practice matrix.

Harvard Defenders

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 13 
Sign up for a 15-minute interview at or at the Student Activities Fair. Bring your resume to the interview.

Training Date:
Saturday, September 29

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.

To be a team leader, applicants must answer additional questions regarding leadership experience, though no prior HLEP experience is necessary.

Training Session:
Saturday, September 29
10:30 am – 12:00 pm

If you are interested in signing up for a client project but cannot make it to the training on September 29, please contact VJ ( or Liz ( to schedule makeup sessions.

Students can sign up for the mailing list at: More information will be circulated to mailing list subscribers and via Calendar@Law.

Harvard Mediation Program (HMP)

Application Deadline: Friday, September 21 @ 11:59 pm

Applications can be found  on HMP’s website here. Applicants will interview on Monday, September 24 or Tuesday, September 25.

ADR Night: 
Wednesday, September 12
Pound 5th Floor

HMP Pub Night:
Wednesday, September 19

Training Dates:
Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, and
Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14
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.

Required training, either:
Friday, September 14
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Langdell North


Wednesday, September 19
5:30pm – 7:30 pm
Langdell North

Optional supplemental trainings throughout the semester in skills such as cross examination and client management will be available.

Returning Members Training (returning members must attend one of the four available trainings:
Monday, September 10, 7:15-8:45 PM – WCC 3018
Tuesday, September 11, 12:00-1:00 PM – WCC B010
Wednesday, September 12, 7:15-8:45 PM – WCC 3018
Friday, September 14, 12:00-1:00 PM – WCC 3018

Welcome Back Picnic 
Saturday, September 15

Email:,, or for more information.

HLS Advocates for Human Rights

Application Deadline: Friday, September 21 @ 5:00pm

Applications for project membership and executive board positions can be found here:

Welcome Event:
Tuesday, September 18
WCC B010

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

HLS Immigration Project (HIP)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 19 @ 5:00pm

Applications are available at: Brief in-person interviews will be held on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Decisions will be released the following week.

Meet and Greet Info Session: 
Monday, September 17
WCC 2004

Early October

HLS Mississippi Delta Project

Applications available at: Accepted students will be notified by end-of-day Monday, September 24 with team assignments. You must be available Tuesday, September 25, 7-9pm for the Kickoff Meeting.

Info Session:
Wednesday, September 19
WCC 3019

MDP All Team Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, September 25

HLS Negotiators

No application to join Negotiators is required. If you are interested in participating in a project, apply here by September 27 at 5pm. Please visit the Negotiators website to view the project descriptions.

ADR Night
Wednesday, September 12
Pound 5th floor

Saturday, October 13
Location TBA

Please visit the Negotiators website for more information.

Project No One Leaves (PNOL)

Add your email to the listserv at Sign up for weekly canvasses there.

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

Recording Artists Project (RAP)

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 18 @ 11:59pm 

Submit a brief interest statement to The statement should explain why you are interested in joining RAP.

Info Session: 
Thursday, September 13
HLS Pub (food and drink provided)

Saturday, September 16
Fall training is mandatory for all students even if they only plan on joining in the spring.

Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP)

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 19 @ 5:00 pm

Application consists of a cover sheet, brief statement of interest, and resume.
Materials should be emailed to and

Stop by the TAP table at the Student Activities Fair to pick up an application or to sign up to receive one via email.

Saturday, September 29

Open House:
Friday, September 15
WCC 5123

Learn about SPOs