Faculty Director, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
Clinical Professor of Law
Areas of Interest
Academic Appointment and Employment History
The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is a student-run civil legal aid organization committed to providing free representation to low-income and marginalized communities in the Greater Boston area. Students and staff aim to provide these services in a way that responds to the systemic racial, social, and economic inequalities that are the causes and consequences of poverty. To that end, the Bureau trains its student attorneys to advocate vigorously for their clients, create enduring community partnerships, and become socially conscious leaders.
The Bureau's tight-knit community includes 50 second- and third-year law students who commit to spending at least 20 hours per week for two full academic years representing low-income clients in civil cases and policy and outreach projects, along with a staff of experienced lawyers and educators who guide the students' work. Founded in 1913, the Bureau has always been run by its student members. Students may apply for HLAB membership during the spring of their 1L year.