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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Annette Gordon-Reed to receive Governor’s Award from Mass Humanities

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Harvard Law Professor Annette Gordon-Reed ’84, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard, has been recognized by Mass Humanities with its Governor’s Award in the Humanities

Supreme Court preview: Ramirez v. Collier

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‘Protect expression, protect speech, protect thinking’

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