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The Graduate Program Office of Admissions and Financial Aid administers all aspects of the admissions processes for Harvard Law School’s LL.M., S.J.D., and Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher programs, as well as the financial aid and billing for the LL.M. and S.J.D. programs.

All LL.M., S.J.D., and Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher (“VS/VR”) applicants to the Harvard Law School Graduate Program must use the online application.  For the following programs, your completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the Graduate Program no later than the deadlines as outlined below:

LL.M. Program

Deadline: December 1, 2017, preferably by November 15, 2017 (for the LL.M. class beginning in Fall 2018)
The LL.M. online application is now closed and will open in early September.  
View a sample 2017-2018 LL.M. application or sample 2016 LL.M. financial aid application.

S.J.D. Program

Deadline: April 1, 2017 (for S.J.D. candidacy beginning in Fall 2017)
The S.J.D. online application is now open.  

Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher Program

Deadline: April 15, 2017 (for applicants wishing to begin research in September 2017)
The Fall 2017 Visitors online application is now open.

Deadline: September 15, 2017 (for applicants wishing to begin research in February 2018)
The Spring 2018 Visitors online application is now closed.

If you are interested in the three-year J.D. (Juris Doctor) Program, which leads to the basic U.S. law degree, please go to the J.D. Admissions Page.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Availability

The University is required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”) to publish an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report.

The Harvard University Police Department publishes the Annual Security Report, entitled “Playing it Safe,” which includes information about the HUPD, how to report a crime, HUPD’s crime prevention programs, substance abuse, sensitive crimes, emergency notifications, and other important information about security and HUPD services on campus. It also contains three years of statistics on reported campus or campus-related crimes. A hard copy of “Playing it Safe” may be obtained by contacting the Harvard University Police Department at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-9225.

The Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety Department publishes the Annual Fire Safety Report, which includes fire safety polices, evacuation procedures, and fire statistics. A hard copy of the Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by contacting Environmental Health and Safety Department at 46 Blackstone Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 496-7168.

The Annual Security Report, “Playing it Safe,” is available at www.hupd.harvard.edu/annual-security-report.

The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.ehs.harvard.edu/programs/higher-education-opportunity-act-heoa.