New Shareholder Rights Clinical Workshop

The Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs is pleased to announce a new full year clinical offering for 2011-12, the Shareholder Rights Clinical Workshop.  The clinical workshop will be instructed by Professor Lucian Bebchuk and Lecturer on Law Scott Hirst.

Students will undertake clinical work with the Harvard Law School Shareholder Rights Project (SRP), a newly established clinical program, obtaining hands-on experience with shareholder rights work by assisting public pension funds in improving governance arrangements at publicly traded firms. Students may also have the opportunity to be involved in policy work relating to shareholder rights issues.   Clinical work will be conducted on campus, and will comprise approximately 120 hours over the year, for two clinical credits in total (one applied in each of the Spring and Fall terms). 

In addition to the clinical work, students will participate in six 2-hour classroom sessions during the year, for one classroom credit (applied in the Spring term).  Classroom sessions will be scheduled in the evening and with a view toward avoiding conflicts with other classes.  Classroom sessions, and related assignments, will provide students with background and knowledge useful for undertaking the clinical work in this area. 

A very small number of positions are available in the Shareholder Rights Clinical Workshop.  Admission to the workshop is with the permission of the instructors and requires an application.  To apply, submit a statement of interest (maximum 200 words), a resume, an academic transcript (unofficial or official), and a writing sample of no more than 15 pages (one sample only).  Applications should be addressed to the instructors, but must be submitted to the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (Austin 102 or by email to  clinical at  Open to 2Ls, 3Ls, LLMs only.  Applicants must have taken Corporations or be taking Corporations in the Fall term.  Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

To view the full course description, please visit:  If you have any questions, please contact the Clinical office (Austin 102, 617-495-5202,  clinical at