Supreme Court Clinic Applications for Spring 2010

HLS is pleased to announce that the Supreme Court and Appellate Advocacy Clinic will be offered for Spring 2010. This clinical program introduces students to Supreme Court and appellate practice through involvement in high-profile or high-impact cases in the Supreme Court, federal courts of appeals, or state supreme courts. Students obtain hands-on experience by participating in the steps of litigating an appeal under the supervision of senior attorneys from O'Melveny and Myers, led by Walter Dellinger, Jonathan Hacker, and Sri Srinivasan. 

The clinic will admit up to 12 Harvard Law students in the spring semester.  Students will participate in a clinical practice component of approximately 10 hours per week that will include drafting merits briefs or amicus briefs in high-profile cases in the state supreme courts, federal courts of appeals, or the United States Supreme Court.  Students will also take a concurrent course every other week taught by their supervising attorneys from O'Melveny and Myers.  

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To Apply

Enrollment for this clinic is through an application process. Students must be in their 2L or 3L year and enrolled full-time during the 2009-2010 academic year. Preference will be given to 3L students and students who have taken Constitutional Law. 

To apply, students must submit the following materials by 5pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2010:

1.  Statement of interest (500 word maximum)
2.  Resume
3.  Academic transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
4.  One writing sample of no more than 15 pages

All materials must be submitted together to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs:

Austin Hall, Room 102
1515 Massachusetts Ave. 
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA. 02138
Fax: 617-496-2636

Last modified: July 17, 2010

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