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The Public Service Initiative (PSI) is offered as a pilot program for students admitted during the 2009 admissions season or earlier. Students admitted after September 1, 2009 will be eligible for a successor initiative, the Public Service Venture Fund, to support public service work.
Harvard Law School will pay the third year tuition for students who first enrolled at HLS in the fall of 2008 or 2009 and who satisfy summer job, public interest clinic and community involvement requirements and pledge to work five (5) years in public service after graduation. Students who first enrolled prior to the fall of 2008, and students transferring into HLS in the fall of 2008, are eligible for smaller third year tuition grants.
In the fall of each academic year, 3Ls who have met the program’s prerequisites will receive Public Service Initiative (PSI) grants and will sign a PSI Agreement requiring them to repay their PSI grant plus interest if they do not complete the public service employment commitment.
The Office of Public Interest Advising will offer PSI-related community service and community-building events during the academic year.
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