Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)


HLS Fall Term 2020

Harvard Law School will continue remote teaching and learning for the fall 2020 semester.



During this period of remote learning, the Office of Public Interest Advising will be open to you as a resource for information and advising. For more information about accessing our office and general FAQs visit OCS and OPIA Remote Operations & Advising.


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The Appellate Project Student Mentorship Program

September 18, 2020

The Appellate Project is launching a virtual mentorship program to provide students with opportunities to meaningfully engage with and learn from appellate practitioners. The program will run October 2020 – May 2021 and applications for mentees are due September 25, 2020.

New Pilot Project! The Justice Initiative

September 18, 2020

The goal of this collaborative year-long pilot initiative is to offer social-justice-oriented law students, lawyers, law-school faculty, legal organizations, organizers, and activists a common community devoted to thinking creatively about the role lawyers can play in re-imagining, dismantling, and remaking unjust systems and repairing longstanding injustices. Explore The Justice Initiative.

Presidential Management Fellowship Applicant Handbook and Application Deadlines

September 18, 2020

The PMF class of 2021 application will launch at noon (Eastern Time), Wednesday, September 30, 2020 and will close at noon (Eastern Time), Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Learn more about the PMF class of 2021 application.

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