JET-Powered Learning

1L Experiential Learning

Through a sweeping array of new, innovative, hands-on courses, Harvard Law School’s new January Experiential Term (JET) gives 1L students a chance, early in their time on campus, to learn by doing, to work in teams, and to explore—or discover—what inspires their passion in the law.

Student Voices: Guiding permanent residents through the naturalization process

Student Voices: Guiding permanent residents through the naturalization process with Project Citizenship

Andrew Patterson ’20 shares a reflection on his time spent working as an advocate for Legal Permanent Residents throughout the naturalization process with the local organization Project Citizenship.

From Fiji to New Delhi, Cravath International Fellows pursue projects around the globe

Cravath 2019

During Winter Term, 12 Harvard Law School students traveled to 12 countries as Cravath International Fellows to pursue clinical placements or independent research with an international, transnational, or comparative law focus. Four of them share their experiences.

A ’60s Experiment with a Ripple Effect

A ’60s Experiment with a Ripple Effect

During an event at Harvard Law School last year celebrating its 40 clinics and student practice organizations, Van Lanckton ’67 was delighted to hear about so many opportunities for students to work in the public interest today. But he also felt a sense of pride and nostalgia as he recalled the legal services experiment he and hundreds of other students had been part of more than 50 years earlier—at a time when clinical education did not exist at the school and change was in the air.

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.