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The Transactional Law Clinics

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    ‘It’s good to be back’

    September 28, 2021

    Harvard Law School employees share what they're looking forward to back on campus.

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    At the intersection of music and the law

    December 16, 2020

    The music industry is no stranger to legal dispute. From high-profile cases involving Napster, Inc. to the many legal trappings that accompany artists throughout the creative process, the law has continued to evolve along with music. That's Student Practice Organization the Recording Artists Project (RAP) come in.

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    Andrew H. Choi ’23, Alaskan arctic warfare expert

    November 5, 2020

    Andrew H. Choi ’23 was eager for a serious challenge in his first Army posting, so he chose as radically different an environment as he could imagine: Fairbanks, Alaska.

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    Clinic Stories: Democracy Brewing

    September 17, 2019

    With the help of Harvard Law School's Transactional Law Clinics, Democracy Brewing has become the first brewery in Massachusetts to launch as a worker-owned business.

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    65 Years, Countless Stories: Michelle Wu ’12

    September 12, 2018

    This September, Harvard Law School will commemorate 65 years since women first graduated from Harvard Law School. In this "Countless Stories" video series, Boston City Counselor Michelle Wu ’12 discusses her advocacy for inclusion, innovation, and transparency in city government.

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    Experiential and Essential

    August 30, 2018

    Clinical education at HLS: Four experiences

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    Evolving and Adapting: The HLS Clinical Landscape

    June 26, 2018

    More than 100 years after students started the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, there are now 40 clinics and Student Practice Organizations at HLS, focused on everything from cyberlaw to veterans’ rights.

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    Making Change: A Harvard Law School clinic helps the homeless earn a living (video)

    April 19, 2018

    “What counts as ‘income’ for taxes?” “Will paying taxes affect the public assistance I receive?” “Will I lose my veterans disability benefits if I make too much money?” These are some of the questions street vendors of Spare Change News grapple with—questions students of Harvard Law’s Community Enterprise Project aim to answer.

  • No Justice for Most: Brainstorming to improve access to justice

    No Justice for Most: Brainstorming to improve access to justice

    November 16, 2017

    Panelists at an HLS in the World seminar called “No Justice for Most: Brainstorming New and Old Ideas for Government, Professional, and Technological Solutions,” discussed the disparity in legal services available in urban and rural areas and other barriers to access to justice.

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    HLS thinks bigger than ever

    June 8, 2017

    Each May since 2011, Harvard Law School has presented "HLS Thinks Big," a TED Talks-style event that invites faculty members to present a "big idea" in front of an audience of faculty, students and staff.

  • An Unexpected Saga

    May 10, 2016

    Therese Rohrbeck Meers on how she became an entrepreneur

  • Steven Salcedo ’16 honored with ethics award

    April 6, 2016

    Harvard Law School 3L Steven Salcedo is among 12 law students recognized by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)-Northeast for “exemplary commitment to ethics in the course of their clinical studies.”

  • Clinic develops first-of-its kind guide for immigrant entrepreneurs

    October 9, 2015

    Harvard Law School’s Community Enterprise Project has published a first-of-its kind guidebook for immigrant entrepreneurs. The guidebook offers a comprehensive analysis of the many legal implications of immigrant entrepreneurship.

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    Harvard Law champions entrepreneurship and innovation

    April 15, 2015

    For law students interested in entrepreneurism and startups—as entrepreneurs themselves, as lawyers representing startups, or both—there is a wealth of growing and intersecting opportunities at Harvard Law School and across the university.

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    Exemplary clinical students recognized

    May 30, 2014

    Harvard Law School's Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs has honored two graduating students who exemplify putting theory into practice through clinical work. This year’s honorees are Lerae Kroon ’14 and Brett Heeger ’14.

  • Javier Oliver-Keymorth ’15 (left) and Euan Davis

    Taking Care of Business (and Nonprofits, too)

    May 12, 2014

    We follow 5 clinical students into the lab, the barbershop and the labyrinth of condominium governance.

  • Clinic brings young hip-hop artists to Harvard

    December 20, 2013

    In November, the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics (TLC) welcomed seven middle and high school students from Studio Heat to Harvard Law School as part…

  • We Knew Her When ... Former client of HLS clinic wins Grammy

    We Knew Her When … Former client of HLS clinic wins Grammy

    July 1, 2011

    When Esperanza Spalding won the Best New Artist award at the 2011 Grammy Awards last February, Clinical Professor Brian Price wasn’t at all surprised—he had long predicted that the former client of his HLS clinic would hit it big.