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.
With 29 clinics in a wide range of fields of law and policy, Harvard Law School students can develop skills in an experiential program that constantly adapts to their interests, as well as to new approaches and areas of the law. Here are four accounts from students using that opportunity to address pressing legal and social issues.
“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.