At the intersection of music and the law
December 18, 2020
by Grace Yuh Credit: Tony Luong The music industry is no stranger to legal dispute. From high-profile cases such as Metallica, et al. v. Napster, Inc. to…
2020 Student Practice Organizations Panel
September 22, 2020
by Grace Yuh Students at Harvard Prison LEgal Assistance Project (PLAP) credit: Martha Stewart Student Practice Organizations often provide 1Ls, transfer students, and LL.M…
via Variety by Jem Aswad courtesy of Mondo Mondo.NYC, the music and tech conference created by the founders of CMJ Music Marathon,…
Balancing Optimism and Realism in Attenuated Wins
October 22, 2019
By Alev Erhan During my first year of law school, I was eager to get away from the HLS bubble and our classroom hypotheticals by…
Student Practice Organizations Panel 2019
September 12, 2019
Student Practice Organizations often provide 1Ls with their first opportunity to gain practical legal experience at HLS. Each SPO is typically led by…
SPO Student Reflection: Answering the Call – In Community for Justice
September 14, 2018
By: Felipe Hernandez, JD ’20 Source: Pixabay As a first-generation college student, my parents and I, who worked nightshifts as janitors, never dreamed that one…
Spotlight on Student Practice Organizations 2018
September 10, 2018
Harvard Law School has 11 Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) providing students a wide range of opportunities to gain practical legal experience starting in their 1L year. Each…
By Lark Turner, J.D. '18 Even then, I learned to leave a red bag full of legal information hanging on the doorknob — a sign to the developer, and to the neighborhood, that we stopped by.
Examining lead contamination in the Mississippi Delta
March 21, 2018
By Thomas Wolfe, J.D. '19—This spring, I went with the Mississippi Delta Project (MDP) to Clarksdale, Mississippi to work on the issue of lead contamination of municipal water supplies in the Mississippi Delta.
My three years at the Tenant Advocacy Project
November 1, 2017
By Ming-Toy J.D. '18—For nearly 40 years, TAP has helped tenants and applicants navigate the bureaucracy of subsidized housing in the Greater Boston Area. Having grown up in Throggs Neck Houses in the Bronx, I’ve experienced first-hand many of the challenges that TAP works to address.
Fighting for human rights with HLS Advocates
November 1, 2017
By Thaya Uthayophas J.D. ’18—I came to Harvard Law School because I wanted to make a difference. As an international student from Thailand, however, I wasn’t originally sure how that would manifest.
Advocating and making a difference with Harvard Defenders
March 13, 2017
By Stephanie Schuyler, J.D. '17—Many SPOs here at HLS can provide students with hands-on experience. But what drew me to Defenders was the possibility of centering and lifting the narratives of our clients, who might otherwise be processed by the criminal justice system
Five Harvard Law School students and recent graduates have been awarded Skadden Fellowships to support their work in public service.
Tenant Advocacy Project: Helping individuals with criminal records secure a second chance at housing
October 26, 2015
By Ryan Sakoda, Student in the Tenant Advocacy Project and Harvard Ph.D. Candidate in Economics Over 100 million individuals, or about one-third of the U.S. population,…
Student finds motivation in her clinical work
May 18, 2015
Ashley Lewis, J.D. ’15 By Ashley Lewis, J.D. ’15 The most memorable moments of law school have been walking out of a courtroom with…