What is a clinical education?
At Harvard Law School, students take direct responsibility for representing clients in actual cases under the supervision of our nearly 70 HLS clinical faculty and instructors who are expert practitioners in their fields. The Clinical Legal Education Program is one of the most important and valued aspects of a Harvard Law School education, confirming our commitment to public service and to providing our students with the best possible educational experience.
What is the pro bono requirement at Harvard Law School?
Harvard requires all J.D. students to contribute at least 40 hours of law-related work as a condition for graduation. Many students choose to fulfill this requirement through clinical work. Our hope is that by giving back to the community, our graduates will develop a lifelong commitment to using their education and skills to contribute to the public good.
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