The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to answering the call for fundamental change in the structure of our political and economic system. It seeks to unite lawyers, law students, legal workers and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people. The NLG brings together those look upon the law as an instrument for the protection of the people, rather than for their repression.

The HLS Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild is an association of law students dedicated to the support and defense of social, political, and economic justice and to progressive change rather than the acceptance and perpetuation of the status quo. We are an explicitly abolitionist organization with an aim to educate and agitate for abolitionist “non-reformist reforms.” We strive to utilize legal education and practice to help create a world that is free of oppression.

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Activities the HLS Chapter of the NLG has historically supported include:

  • Providing support for protestors through a jail support hotline and legal observers;
  • A Disorientation Workshop for incoming students;
  • Street Law Clinic workshops on workers’ rights, housing, and immigrants’ rights in local communities;
  • Legal observing at protests;
  • Coordinating and staffing the jail support hotline for protestors; and
  • Building community with like-minded students and lawyers.

To contact our chapter, send an email to hlsguild@mail.law.harvard.edu. For more information about the National Lawyers Guild and the Massachussetts Chapter, check out http://www.nlg.org and https://nlgmass.org