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

Vote of Confidence

Vote of Confidence

August 11, 2022

“How could you hold your politicians accountable if they are making it harder for you to vote?” This is among the questions addressed by election law, says Guy-Uriel Charles, questions that are "core to any modern democracy.”

Making Herstory

Making Herstory

August 3, 2022

Ayesha Malik LL.M. ’99 has used her position, inside and outside the courtroom, to advocate for women in the legal system. “This is not a burden,” she says. “This is my calling.”

‘A Good Time to Serve One’s Country’

‘A Good Time to Serve One’s Country’

August 3, 2022

This past April, 77 years after Clark W. Maser ’51 arrived in Marseille to help liberate France from Nazi occupation, he was proclaimed a knight of the Legion of Honor.

Power to the People

Power to the People

August 3, 2022

With Beyond Legal Aid, Lam Ho ’08 establishes a new model for a public interest law organization built around community partnerships and empowering the people they serve.

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