Harvard Immigration Project

HIP is a Student Practice Organization that offers opportunities for students to gain practical and meaningful experience in immigration law and to serve immigrant communities with high-quality legal advocacy through four main projects:

  • Direct representation of Iraqi refugee petitioners through the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project;
  • Direct representation of individuals in deportation proceedings through our Removal Defense Project;
  • Immigration Services for clients who seek adjustment of status, family derivative claims, and other follow-up immigration services; and
  • Policy analysis and advocacy in partnership with local immigrants rights organizations through our Policy Project.

In addition to these student practice opportunities, we are committed to being a resource for Harvard Law students interested in immigration policy and the rights of noncitizens in the United States. To this end, we also host a number of events and trainings for members throughout the school year including speakers, career and academic advising, and direct action campaigns.

HIP takes applications every September.  We welcome 1Ls as well as returning students and LLMs.

In the meantime, you can also email hip@mail.law.harvard.edu with any questions about the application process.