The Mississippi Delta Project (MDP) is a Harvard Law School student practice organization that provides policy and legal services to mission-driven organizations in Mississippi, with a specific focus on the Mississippi Delta region.
Our initiative teams work with our clients to pursue long-term legislative and policy projects in many areas of need, including: employment rights, healthy eating, education, child advocacy, police-community relations, and environmental justice. Rather than concentrating on short-term solutions, MDP focuses on a long-term, collaborative, dynamic approach of working with our clients to further their goals for how they think Mississippi and the Delta region can improve. In addition, we hope to engage Harvard Law School students in innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to social change. We believe that by using our legal knowledge and resources to support local partners in one of the poorest and most underserved areas of the United States, we can be a small part of the region and state’s larger transformation.