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What is the Recording Artists Project clinical program?
The RAP clinical program is offered through the Harvard Law School Office of Clinical Programs, and is an opportunity for students to do hands-on legal work for musicians and other entertainment clients throughout the Boston area.
What kind of work will I be doing?
You will be doing a variety of entertainment transactional work. Client issues range from trademark, copyright, licensing, contracts, and business entity formation.
Do I have to enroll in the clinical program to work on RAP cases?
No! Students who don’t have enough time to enroll in the clinical program are welcome to participate in our Fall training session. After this one-day session, you will be assigned to a client team of HLS students and given a RAP client.
What are the benefits of doing the clinical?
Not only does the clinical provide the kind of hands-on learning not found in other law school courses, but it allows students to interact with members of the Boston community. RAP participation also satisfies HLS’ pro bono hours requirement. Enrolling in the clinical also counts for class credits for their work on RAP cases.
I’m convinced, I want to do it. How do I sign up?
Interested students should email RAP at firstname.lastname@example.org with a short statement of interest describing their background and reasons for applying to RAP. The deadline for applications for the 2016-2017 academic year is September 19, 2016
RAP is operating on a remote basis this fall.
Harvard Law School is committed to the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the life of the University. Students requesting accessibility resources or accommodations in any of HLS’s Clinical and Pro Bono Programs may work with Accessibility Services in the Dean of Students Office. If you are a student with a documented disability and you are requesting accommodations, please contact HLS Accessibility Services to discuss and register for accommodations.