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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.

LL.M. APPLICANTS:  Admissions decisions will be released by the end of March.  In the meantime, you can check the status of application materials on the application status page.

**Please do not contact the Graduate Program to follow up about the status of missing materials.  It can take several weeks to process materials (and we do not process all materials received together at the same time).  The Graduate Program Admissions Office will contact individual applicants if there are missing materials and/or further materials are needed.

Application Opens
Application Deadline
LL.M. Program (2019-20) Closed December 1, 2018
S.J.D. Program (2019-20) Closed early February 2019 April 1, 2019
VS/VR Program (Fall 2019) Closed mid-January 2019 April 15, 2019
VS/VR Program (Spring 2020) Closed mid-July 2010 September 15, 2019


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

The Annual Fire Safety Report is available at