The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project provides pro bono legal research and analysis to entrepreneurs in the Harvard and MIT community. We match entrepreneurs with teams of Harvard Law School students and an attorney supervisor who work together to answer legal questions over the project cycle of eight to ten weeks. Legal questions can cover a broad range of substantive subjects depending on the startup or nonprofit’s needs, and participating entrepreneurs will receive a report summarizing the team’s findings.
Please note: we are not able to provide international law advice or transactional services such as contract drafting, incorporation, or patent prosecution (although we can provide research assistance and advice on related legal issues). For help executing specific transactions, please consider the Harvard Transactional Law Clinics. Applicants must have a current affiliation with Harvard or MIT.
The spring 2024 application is now open! If you are an interested startup or non-profit founder in the Harvard/MIT community who would like to become a client of HLEP, please apply to pitch at our Harvard/MIT Startup Pitch Weekend by Thursday, February 1st at 11:59 pm EST. For more information or any questions, feel free to email Joey Ravenna (firstname.lastname@example.org).