In-house Clinics

Criminal Justice Institute
Handles misdemeanor and felony cases in court and represents juvenile clients in administrative and school hearings.

Cyberlaw Clinic
Engages in cutting-edge Net issues including governance, intellectual property, privacy, and content control.

Education Law Clinic of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative
Provides representation to families in special education cases on behalf of children who have experienced adversity, and pursues systemic remedies to improve the educational system.

Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic
Pursues litigation and legislative reforms in a wide spectrum of environmental issues.

Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic (LSC)
Represents clients in divorce, domestic violence, paternity, child and spousal support, adoption, and guardianship proceedings.

Food Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation 
Works to increase access to healthy foods, prevent diet-related diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, and assist small farmers and producers in participating in food markets.

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program
Represents applicants for U.S. refugee status, asylum, and related protections in conjunction with Greater Boston Legal Services.

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau
Represents low-income clients with housing, family law, and other civil legal issues, and is run by a student board.

Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic
Involves dispute resolution skill-building to prepare students for complex, multilevel negotiations.

Health Law and Policy Clinic of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Works on national and state law and policy initiatives aimed at increasing access to quality, comprehensive health care for poor and low-income individuals and families, especially those living with chronic medical conditions.

International Human Rights Clinic
Teaches the vital issues, institutions, and processes of the human rights movement by actively promoting the rule of law, documenting abuses, and conducting fact-finding missions.

Making Rights Real: The Ghana Project (Not Offered in the 2014-2015 Academic Year)
Works with the Ghana Legal Resources Center on social and economic rights for a high-poverty population. Students travel to Ghana during the Winter term.

Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense/Housing Law Clinic (LSC)
Represents tenants facing evictions, often through litigation in the Boston Housing Court.

Predatory Lending/Consumer Protection Clinic (LSC)
Defends homeowners against foreclosure and litigates against predatory lenders.

Transactional Law Clinics
Provides legal services to small businesses, nonprofit organizations, real estate parties, community development corporations, or individuals and companies in the arts and entertainment industry.

Veterans Law and Disability Benefits Clinic (LSC)
Represents indigent clients in a variety of subject areas, all with a focus on enhancing financial stability, fostering asset accumulation, and improving access to healthcare.

Last modified: August 12, 2014

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