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

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Faculty Advising Panels

HLS faculty members with diverse interests and expertise will speak to LL.M. students on topics such as how to:

  • navigate the extensive course offerings at HLS
  • prepare for class
  • take advantage of opportunities for advanced work, clinical work, and courses elsewhere in the University
  • maintain a good work/life balance through it all

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Announcements of the first panel of 2019-2020 and additional panels with other members of the faculty during the Fall term will be emailed to the LL.M. listserv and also posted here.

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Find a Paper Supervisor

Professor and student talk outside an HLS building

Credit: Brooks Kraft

Writing a paper under the supervision of a faculty member is an excellent way to engage with a faculty member and garner academic and other advice from that professor. If you need guidance on finding a paper supervisor, please feel free to consult with senior members of the Graduate Program administration.

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Work as a Research Assistant

Working as a research assistant for a faculty member is another excellent way to engage with a faculty member and be exposed to cutting-edge research and/or advocacy. Research assistant opportunities are posted on the Administrative Updates page.

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FaculTEAs

Cup Book Plan Breakfast Read Coffee CupThe Graduate Program will present ongoing opportunities for LL.M. students to connect with faculty in an informal setting (nicknamed “FaculTEAs”), where LL.M.s can meet and talk to members of the faculty over tea, cookies, and other refreshments, and engage with them on various topics of mutual interest, e.g., music, sports.

Announcements about FaculTEAs (and other opportunities for LL.M.s to hear from and engage with faculty members outside of the classroom) will be made via email to the LL.M. listserv.

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Related Academic Advising

To help you navigate the extensive course offerings and find potential paper supervisors, senior members of the Graduate Program administration can provide specific guidance and recommendations. Jeanne Tai is also available to meet with LL.M. students interested in pursuing an academic career and/or applying to the S.J.D.

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Graduate Program Fellows

HLS Students in classroom

Credit: Brooks Kraft

Another important source of academic advice is the network of Graduate Program Fellows – doctoral (S.J.D.) candidates who serve in various capacities such as LL.M. Advisors and Teaching Assistants for the LL.M. Writing Workshop.

Learn more about Graduate Program Fellows

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Law Teaching Colloquium

The Law Teaching Colloquium is a yearlong series of information sessions at which members of the HLS faculty discuss various aspects of law teaching. Announcements about Law Teaching Colloquium events will be made via email and also posted here.

The AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference
Event Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Speaker:
I. Glenn Cohen, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law

Giving a Successful Job Talk
Event Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Speaker:
Elizabeth Papp Kamali, Assistant Professor of Law

The Art of Clinical Law Teaching
Event Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Speakers:
Toby Merrill, Lecturer on Law and Director of the Project on Predatory Student Lending
Philip L. Torrey, Lecturer on Law and Managing Attorney of the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

The Art of Law Teaching
Event Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Speakers:
Todd D. Rakoff, Byrne Professor of Administrative Law
Maureen Brady, Assistant Professor of Law

Developing a Research Agenda
Event Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Speakers:
Joseph W. Singer, Bussey Professor of Law
Daniel Hemel, Austin Wakeman Scott Visiting Professor of Law

Getting Published
Event Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
Speakers:
Daphna Renan, Assistant Professor of Law
June Casey, Librarian For Open Access Initiatives & Scholarly Communication
Quinn Zhang, Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review

Choosing Law Teaching as a Career
Event Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Speakers:
Richard Lazarus, Howard and Katherine Aibel Professor of Law
Laura Weinrib, Professor of Law

See a list of sessions from previous years

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Byse Workshops

Senior S.J.D. candidates offer one-semester mini-courses – each consisting of six or seven two-hour sessions – on issues of current doctrinal and/or theoretical interest. There are no Byse Workshops currently planned for 2019-2020.