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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Latest news from Harvard Law Today

Latest news from Harvard Law Today

On the bookshelf

On the bookshelf

May 13, 2022

This spring, the Harvard Law School Library’s ongoing book talk series featured books by Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Joseph D. Kearney ’89 and Thomas W. Merrill, Anna Lvovsky, Mark Tushnet, and a volume co-edited by Michael Ashley Stein ’88.

Shattering barriers

Shattering barriers

May 12, 2022

Cara Mund ‘22 hopes to leverage tenacity gained as an advocate — and 2018 Miss America — to impact public policy.

Staying rooted while branching out

Staying rooted while branching out

May 12, 2022

Stephen Ball ’10, Harvard Law’s new Dean of Students, encourages students to ‘take the time to learn the craft,’ ‘build lasting relationships,’ and ‘take risks.’

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