The Harvard Law Entrepreneurship Project provides pro bono legal research and analysis to entrepreneurs at Harvard and MIT. We match entrepreneurs with teams of several Harvard Law School students and an attorney supervisor who work together to answer legal questions over the project cycle of six to ten weeks. Legal questions can cover a broad range of substantive subjects depending on the startup's needs, and participating entrepreneurs will receive a report summarizing the team's findings.
Please note: we are not able to provide 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. Entrepreneurs must have a current affiliation with Harvard or MIT—unfortunately, we cannot provide services for alumni at this time.
HLEP applications are closed for Spring 2014. Thanks to the many entrepreneurs who submitted their projects and companies for consideration. We expect to open applications for Fall 2014 by early September.