Degree Programs Offered at HLS

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J.D. Program

The J.D. curriculum reflects legal practice in the 21st century, with courses in legislation and regulation and international and comparative law in addition to the traditional curriculum of civil procedure, contracts, criminal law, property, and torts. First-year students take a problem solving workshop in which they grapple with real-world challenges involving complex fact patterns and encompassing diverse bodies of law.

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LL.M. Program

The LL.M. (Master of Laws) program is a one-year degree program that typically includes 180 students from more than 70 countries. The Graduate Program is interested in attracting intellectually curious and thoughtful candidates from a variety of legal systems and backgrounds and with various career plans.

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S.J.D. Program

The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is Harvard Law School's most advanced law degree, designed for aspiring legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent study, research and writing. In recent years we have created a vibrant intellectual community of young scholars from around the world, most of whom will secure teaching positions in their home countries, the U.S., or third countries.

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Opportunities for Students

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    Joint JD and Master Degree Programs

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    Semester Abroad

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    Programs of Study

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    Fellowships

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    Cross-Registration at Harvard Law School

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    Continuing and Executive Education

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