Bureau Membership

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is the best program at Harvard Law School in terms of providing legal services to low income individuals; offering litigation training and experience; and creating a community of talented, dedicated, and compassionate students and attorneys.” – Lam Ho, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau President 2006

The Harvard Legal Aid Bureau consists of approximately 50 second- and third-year Harvard Law School students and 16 Summer Fellows. A member’s duties consist of handling all aspects of cases from the initial interview through final disposition, staffing case intake, and participating in the Bureau’s administration.

Practicing at the Bureau requires involvement with clients with varied backgrounds and experiences. Thus, the Bureau places a high value on cultural awareness and diversity, and actively recruits applicants with diverse backgrounds. In addition, the Bureau places high value on recruiting bilingual students.