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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LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia Summer Equality Fellowship

May 7, 2021

The LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia’s 2021 Summer Equality Fellowships will support law students who have a summer position working at D.C.-area LGBT legal nonprofit organizations with up to $750. The deadline to apply is May 24, 2021.

Learn more about the Equality Fellowships.

The Entry-level Job Search E-advising Series: Networking

May 6, 2021

Speaking with attorneys practicing in your areas of interest (i.e., networking) is a critical component of a successful post-graduate job search. If you have been slow to make career connections in your city and/or field of interest, now is the time to kick things into gear, even if you’re working remotely this summer.

Important Graduation Announcements and Ways to Keep in Touch!

May 6, 2021

Congratulations, graduates! We have loved working with you. Many of our services are available to you after you leave HLS and we very much hope that you will stay in touch. Please know that we will always be among your biggest fans! All graduating students are welcome to join alumni listserv for a weekly email with fellowship and entry-level job opportunities that require 0-3 years’ experience, job opportunities that require 3+ years’ experience, relevant announcements, and events.

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.

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