HLS in the Community

This event took place in April 2018. Watch session videos and view photos in the event listings below.

Be inspired by the students and teachers who are advancing justice through our clinics and research programs. Learn about the many ways HLS contributes to communities locally and around the world. See what’s next. Share ideas with the teams doing pathbreaking work. Ask: “How can Harvard Law School have the biggest impact? How will I contribute?”

HLS in the Community will explore the school’s local and global contributions of service with problem-solving hackathons, faculty-led sessions, and presentations from HLS clinics and programs. Sessions will focus on criminal justice reform, international human rights advocacy, small business and entrepreneur support, and more. HLS faculty and staff are also invited to participate in the HLS in the Community Week of Service. For more information on HLS in the Community and answers to commonly asked questions, please read through the FAQ.

For a complete list of events, please visit the HLS in the Community Schedule.

Around the world, Harvard Law School alumni, students, faculty, and staff are using their talents to transform communities. The HLS Pro-Bono Globe will offer a snapshot of the HLS community’s pro-bono and service work. We are asking members of the HLS community to contribute examples of their volunteer, community service, pro-bono, or public interest legal work. Once live, clicking on any of the red markers around the globe will reveal details about an individual and their work. Submit your work to the HLS Pro-Bono Globe now!

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HLS in the Community Events

Please join us for an exciting HLS200 Bicentennial event, an advance screening of Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s “RBG,” a new documentary about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! This special advance screening is hosted by Assistant Professor Daphna Renan; following the film, she and Professor Michael Klarman, both former clerks of Justice Ginsburg, will discuss the film and take questions. Opening nationwide on May 4, “RBG” premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim. Watch the YouTube trailer! Thursday,…

4:00 pm: Join the HLS community to learn about and celebrate the HLS Clinics and Student Practice Organizations. Each clinic/SPO will showcase their history, the current work they are doing, and their plans for the future. Learn about the clients, students, staff members, and the faculty who work in and are part of the clinics. Cocktails and light appetizers will be served. 5:00 pm: The HLS Bicentennial closing celebration! Enjoy music, cocktails, and delicious snacks while mingling with the HLS…