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Clinical and Pro Bono Programs 2023 Highlights

Tenant Advocacy Program students (L-R): Ani Zotti ’24, Cara Sierks ’25, Allie Cunningham ’23, Sasha Deshuk ’25, Tuhin Chakraborty ’25, Fernando Salazar ’25, Matthew Rock ’24

Learning the Law, Serving the World

Welcome to Harvard Law School’s Clinical and Pro Bono Programs 2022-2023 Highlights, a hub that showcases the impact of our programs. As a program geared towards training our students to become ethical and compassionate lawyers who will make a positive impact on society, our Clinics and Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) provide opportunities for students to not only hone their legal skills but to also work on real-world cases that have an immediate impact on individuals and communities. We invite you to explore the stories and statistics from our programs to learn more about the life-changing work our students and staff are doing every day.

2022-2023 By the Numbers

  • Clinical Placements in 2022-23 1,161
  • LLM Clinical Placements in 2022-23 31
  • JD ’23 Class Participation in Clinics 89%
  • JD ’23 Participated in 2+ Clinics 52%
  • Average Pro Bono Hours Per JD ’23 Student 673
  • Total Pro Bono Hours by JD ’23 384,552
  • JD ’23 Students with >1,000 Pro Bono Hours 131
  • Student Practice Organizations Members 22-23 755

Stories from the In-House Clinics

Stories from the Externship Clinics

Independent Clinical Projects

Pro Bono Stories

Spring Break Pro Bono Trips

Harvard Law School students in front of the Jewish Family Services building in San Diego. From left: Magdalene Beck ’24, Moha Bouzagou Ouali ’23, Vanessa Agedulo ’24, Jesus Carreon ’25, Tara Djukanovic ’24, Jose Rodriguez ’24, Carolina Isaza ’24, Debbie Park ’24, Alfredo Rosales ’24, Chinwe Ihejirika ’25, and Maya Mahajan ’25.

Stories from the Student Practice Organizations (SPOs)

Clinics in a Minute

This year we kicked off a new series on the Harvard Law School Instagram account (@harvardlaw) highlighting the student experience in the clinics and SPOs.

Click here to view the full gallery of videos!

Student Achievements

2023 Clinical and Pro Bono Awards

Skadden Fellowships

Paul C. Weiler Awards

Youth Advocacy and Policy Fellows

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