HLS Degree Programs

HLS Degree Programs

  • J.D. Admissions

    The J.D. (Juris Doctorate) at Harvard Law School is a three-year program of study that leads to an initial law degree.

    J.D. Admissions

    The J.D. (Juris Doctorate) at Harvard Law School is a three-year program of study that leads to an initial law degree.

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    Explore J.D. Admissions
  • LL.M. Admissions

    The LL.M. (Master of Laws) program is a one-year advanced degree program for students who have already received their first law degrees.

    LL.M. Admissions

    The LL.M. (Master of Laws) program is a one-year advanced degree program for students who have already received their first law degrees.

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    Explore LL.M. Admissions
  • S.J.D. Admissions

    The S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) is Harvard Law School's most advanced law degree, designed for aspiring legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent study, research and writing.

    S.J.D. Admissions

    The S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science) is Harvard Law School's most advanced law degree, designed for aspiring legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent study, research and writing.

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    Explore S.J.D. Admissions

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In “Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality,” Harvard Law Professor Tomiko Brown-Nagin traces the tactics of the groundbreaking lawyer amid pivotal protests.

Weighing President Biden’s first year

Weighing President Biden’s first year

January 13, 2022

In this series, Harvard Law experts turn a critical eye to the Biden administration’s efforts on health care, the economy, criminal justice reform, and other areas important to Americans — and share their thoughts on its agenda for the future.

Weighing President Biden’s first year: The environment

Weighing President Biden’s first year: The environment

January 13, 2022

Harvard Law Professor Richard Lazarus says Biden has ‘quickly and effectively’ reversed many of former President Trump’s executive orders on the environment, but Congress ‘presents a major obstacle’ to the new administration.

Weighing President Biden’s first year: The federal courts

Weighing President Biden’s first year: The federal courts

January 13, 2022

Harvard Law School expert Mark Tushnet says the Biden administration has succeeded in appointing federal judges and also “opened space” for discussion of Supreme Court reform.

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