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News  /  April 18, 2012  / 

Liability Concerns Bar Student Organizations’ Practice of Law

On March 21, the Dean of Students office e-mailed the leaders of student organizations clarifying that student organizations may not practice law, according to Dean of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs Lisa Dealy. According to the guidelines formulated by the Dean of Students office, “student [practice] organizations that are not approved shall not under any circumstances engage in the practice of law in any form.” “We are working with existing organizations to identify ways that they can continue to operate within the policy,” Dean of Students Ellen Cosgrove said, “But we assume some projects will necessarily go away.” According to Dealy, student organizations not formally recognized as Student Practice Organizations (SPOs) should not represent themselves as Harvard organizations that practice law because they don’t have internal attorney supervision. “The reason for this is that in order to practice law, you must be licensed and have malpractice insurance coverage.” Dealy said, “Students are not licensed and do … Continue reading

News  /  February 10, 2012  / 

Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review Elects New Editors


Josh Freiman, ’13, Jason Lee, ’13, and Bill O’Neil, ’13, were elected Editors-in-Chief of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. “The founders of CR-CL conceived of the journal as an instrument of change—a forum that would make new and innovative legal arguments and transform the status quo.” Freiman, Lee, and O’Neil said in a joint statement, “We are making several changes to further those goals.  For instance, one goal for the next volume is to complement the legal scholarship featured in our journal by fostering a greater diversity of voices.  We are seeking articles not just from legal academics, but from practitioners, advocates, and others with unique perspectives on the American legal system.” Freiman is from The Woodlands, TX and graduated from the University of Texas in 2008. Before law school, he worked as a proofreader at the Texas Capitol and interned as an investigator with the Orleans Public Defenders. After graduation, he wants to become a public-interest … Continue reading