‘Seeing the law work on a nitty-gritty level is really important to remembering that people interact with the law’

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As HLS celebrates National Pro Bono Week, students speak on their commitment to pro bono legal work, and the challenges and opportunities of doing that work remotely.

Student Voices: Humanizing the incarcerated in Massachusetts

Student Voices: Humanizing individuals in the criminal justice system

I joined the Prison Legal Assistance Project (PLAP) the fall of my 1L year at a time when I knew very little about the criminal justice system. I knew, however, that PLAP provided important services to prisoners in Massachusetts, including representing them in disciplinary hearings and in their bids for parole.

Three students win Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Awards

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Three Harvard Law School students, Edith Sangueza ’18, Tabitha Cohen ’18 and Annie Manhardt ’18, received the 2018 Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award for exemplifying a pro bono public spirit and demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to improving and delivering high quality volunteer legal services in low-income communities.