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All Harvard Law School students enroll in Winter Term for three weeks in January. While all first-year students take the Problem-Solving Workshop at HLS, second- and third-year and LL.M. students may select an intensive course on the HLS campus, pursue a clinical opportunity, or conduct supervised research and writing in Cambridge or elsewhere.

Information Session:
Winter Term Opportunities for 2Ls, 3Ls and LL.M.s
With representatives from International Legal Studies, the Graduate Program, the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, the Office of Academic Affairs, and the Office of the Registrar
Tuesday, September 25
12 p.m.
WCC B010

Many students use Winter Term as a time to further explore international aspects of law and may travel abroad to do so. Winter Term projects have enabled students to work for the South African Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons, conduct research on Japan’s agricultural trade policy, examine antiquities trafficking in Guatemala, and evaluate Laos’ environmental laws in relation to hydropower projects. Other projects have taken HLS students to Cambodia, China, Guyana, Haiti, India, Israel, Kenya, Morocco, Russia, South Sudan, and Switzerland, to name a few.

The Winter Term International Travel Grant Program provides funding to students for overseas travel during Winter Term.

Winter Term 2018

Winter Term 2018

Since the Cravath International Fellowships were launched in 2007, more than 170 students have traveled to 69 countries during Winter Term as Cravath Fellows, pursuing clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus.  In 2018, ten Cravath Fellows traveled to nine countries; here, four of the students share their stories.

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During January 2018, 58 HLS students traveled to 29 countries, conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program.

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Winter Term 2017

Winter Term 2017

11 Harvard Law School students were selected as 2017 Cravath International Fellows. During Winter Term, they traveled to 11 countries to pursue clinical placements or independent research. Here is a look at the experiences of three of these students.

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Winter Term 2016

Winter Term 2016

2016 Cravath Fellows

Thirteen Harvard Law School students were selected as 2016 Cravath International Fellows, traveling to 12 countries. Read about the experiences of four of these students.

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Ishita Kala in Haiti

2016 Slideshow

During the 2016 Winter Term, 65 HLS students traveled to 30 countries conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program.

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Winter Term 2015

Winter Term 2015

Sima Atri ’15 traveled to Medellin, Colombia, to research workers’ rights and empowerment issues.

In 2015, 52 HLS students traveled to 26 countries during Winter Term, conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program.

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Wossen Ayele ’16

In January 2015, twelve HLS students, selected as Cravath International Fellows, traveled to 11 countries for Winter Term clinical placements or independent research. Three of these students share their stories.

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