Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)


HLS Academic Year 2020-2021

Harvard Law School will continue remote teaching and learning for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Please see the most up-to-date FAQs for the 2020-2021 academic year.


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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Early Bird Registration Extended for Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum

April 30, 2021

The early bird pricing deadline for the 2021 Summer Pro Bono & Public Interest Forum has been extended to Friday, May 7. Don’t miss the opportunity to save. Register now!

MPRE International Testing Opportunities

April 30, 2021

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) will offer a limited number of international site testing opportunities to take the MPRE in August 2021 for candidates who are unable to travel to the United States. For more information, visit the MPRE Registration page of the NCBE website. For the best chance of approval, candidates should submit their requests by May 17, 2021.

The Entry-level Job Search E-advising Series: Government Honors Programs

April 16, 2021

Government Honors Programs are the most common pathway for 3Ls and certain recent graduates to enter government service. In preparation for your 3L year, 2Ls should start to get familiar with these opportunities now.

The Entry-Level Job Search E-Advising Series: Common Job Search Mistakes

April 9, 2021

Our goal is to help you find a great public interest job and avoid the common mistakes that can derail your job search. Take a look at our list of common job search mistakes and don’t let them happen to you!

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