Due to Harvard University’s travel restrictions, it will not be possible for HLS students to go abroad for January 2021 winter term clinical or writing projects. Please check back soon for information about a substitute to this year’s Winter Term International Travel Grant program.
The Winter Term International Travel Grant Program provides funding to Harvard Law School J.D. and LL.M. students to pursue independent clinical or research/writing projects abroad during Winter Term.
Please note: The information presented on these pages offers a general overview of the program. Please refer to specific information about Winter Term 2021.
HLS J.D. and LL.M. students may apply to participate in a two-credit independent clinical during Winter Term, which involves working 40 hours per week under the supervision of an on-site attorney and in coordination with an HLS faculty sponsor.
To be eligible for credit, Winter Term projects must meet HLS’ criteria for an independent clinical placement. For more information, please see the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Program’s web page about Independent Clinicals, and watch a video with advice from OCP’s Jill Crockett.
HLS J.D. and LL.M. students may register for the Winter Term Writing Program and devote Winter Term to intensive, independent research and writing under the supervision of an HLS faculty member.
Please see the Winter Term Writing Program information in the HLS Handbook of Academic Policies for more information, including specifics regarding credits, and read advice on developing a Winter Term research/writing project (PDF) and preparing to write (PDF).
Please note that HLS students may not take courses at a foreign law school as a way of earning credit for Winter Term.