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To students and researchers affected by the war in Ukraine:  Thanks to a generous donation, we are able to offer financial support to visiting Ukrainian researchers displaced by the conflict.  For more information about applying to the Graduate Program’s Visiting Researcher/Visiting Scholar program, please visit https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/graduate-program/vsvr-admissions/ or contact gpquery@law.harvard.edu.

All LL.M., S.J.D., and Visiting Researcher/Visiting Scholar (“VS/VR”) applicants must use the Harvard Law School Graduate Program’s online application available below.

Application Status Application Opens Application Deadline
VS/VR Program (Fall 2022) April 15, 2022*
VS/VR Program (Spring 2023) Closed mid-July 2022 September 15, 2022
LL.M. Program (2023-24) Closed September 2022 December 1, 2022
S.J.D. Program (2023-24) Closed early February 2023 April 1, 2023

*Prospective applicants affected by the war in Ukraine may contact gpquery@law.harvard.edu to request an extension.


Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Availability

The University is required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”) to publish an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report.

The Harvard University Police Department publishes the Annual Security Report, entitled “Playing it Safe,” which includes information about the HUPD, how to report a crime, HUPD’s crime prevention programs, substance abuse, sensitive crimes, emergency notifications, and other important information about security and HUPD services on campus. It also contains three years of statistics on reported campus or campus-related crimes. A hard copy of “Playing it Safe” may be obtained by contacting the Harvard University Police Department at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-9225.

The Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety Department publishes the Annual Fire Safety Report, which includes fire safety polices, evacuation procedures, and fire statistics. A hard copy of the Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by contacting Environmental Health and Safety Department at 46 Blackstone Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 496-7168.

The Annual Security Report, “Playing it Safe,” is available at www.hupd.harvard.edu/annual-security-report.

The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at www.ehs.harvard.edu/programs/higher-education-opportunity-act-heoa.