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Harvard University and Harvard Law School shifted to remote teaching and learning, as of Monday, March 23. For more information and the latest updates, please visit the HLS coronavirus information page.

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Welcome to Harvard Law School!  Harvard is one of the most international law schools in the world.  Our students come from all over the United States and all over the globe.  We are proud of the vibrant international community within the HLS student body.

For International Applicants to the J.D. program, you can find answers to frequently asked questions on the J.D. Admissions webpage.

For LL.M. and S.J.D. Applicants and Students, you can find more information and resources on the Graduate Program webpage.

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Requirements Applicable to International J.D. Students

Requirements Applicable to International J.D. Students

J.D. students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are subject to important employment restrictions and tax requirements.  The requirements include but are not limited to the following:

  • Submit a Petition for Writing in Conjunction with Summer Work Experience through the Registrar’s Office and apply for the Required Curricular Practical Training authorization through the Harvard International Office in order to engage in Summer Employment in the U.S.
  • If you choose to register for an Academic Term Clinical Externship during registration, work with the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs to apply for and obtain mandatory Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization.  NOTE: Domestic Independent Clinicals are not eligible for CPT.
  • File the required U.S. tax forms for every year in which you spend one day or more in a student visa status in the U.S.
  • Review the travel information provided by the Harvard International Office (HIO), and talk to an HIO advisor before making any commitments to travel internationally.

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ResourceS for DACAmented and Undocumented Students