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

The Tortys return

The Tortys return

November 24, 2021

Oscars-style event back in person for its fifth year, celebrating student short films on tort law and justice.

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

November 23, 2021

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday break, members of the Harvard Law School community share what they're grateful for this year.

Harvard Law School student wins ABA administrative law writing competition

Harvard Law School student wins ABA administrative law writing competition

November 23, 2021

Adira Levine ’22, a third-year Harvard Law School student, was recently recognized by the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice for her essay on the intersection of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and environmental law.

A kaleidoscope of views on globalization

A kaleidoscope of views on globalization

November 23, 2021

At a Harvard Law School book talk and discussion on “Six Faces of Globalization: Who Wins, Who Loses and Why It Matters,” panelists discussed the authors' major narratives for and against the economic phenomenon.

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