Legal Resources

With support from the Office of the President, the Harvard Representation Intiative, based at Harvard Law School's Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program, provides legal counsel and representation on immigration matters for current degree-seeking students and staff at the University.  It is recommended that undocumented students reach out to the Clinic to set up an individual consultation, as every case is different. You can reach the Clinic at:

Harvard Representation Intiative Jason Corral
Harvard Law School
Wasserstein Caspersen Clinical Bldg.
6 Everett St., Suite 3130
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-6648

Jason Corral, Staff Attorney
Harvard Representation Intiative
6 Everett Street, Suite 3118
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-495-5141

HRI additionally offers social work support to all clients as part of their legal representation. The social work team can support with a variety of concerns including family issues related to immigration stressors, such as identifying local resources for family members, stress management, health insurance problems, financial concerns, or food and housing challenges. It is a safe place to discuss feelings of fear or hopelessness about your future immigration status.

The Clinic's emergency cell phone number is 1-857-242-6755. Calls to the Hotline will be directed to the on‐call HIRC attorney, who can  provide legal counsel and other assistance on time‐sensitive matters. If you have questions or  concerns that are not time‐sensitive, please call 617‐495‐6648 to arrange an appointment. 

To a limited extent, the Clinic may also be able to provide counsel regarding the situation of family members of Harvard students and staff, but it is encouraged to also pursue assistance through other avenues.  Please refer to this list of various available resources.

The law firm WilmerHale will also be providing pro bono representation to qualifying undocumented members of the Harvard community in collaboration with the Clinic.

If you are an international, documented member of the community looking for advice and assistance on matters related to visas, immigration etc., it is recommended that you reach out to Harvard's International Office.