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Alert COVID-19 Update

Harvard University and Harvard Law School will shift to remote teaching and learning beginning Monday, March 23. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the HLS coronavirus information page.


Each academic year, some 550 HLS students explore the practice of law in the world around them through a diverse set of clinical legal offerings administered by the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs.

Through clinical offerings, students engage in supervised projects spanning the globe — assisting underserved clients, developing crucial legal resources, and conducting policy-based research. Notable recent clinical engagements abroad have included:

Closer to home, many students provide direct representation of clients or work on complex questions of refugee and asylum law, criminal defense, environmental law, civil legal services, and education rights.