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Welcome to the Harvard Law School Graduate Program. This handbook contains important information on academic requirements, Graduate Program policies, financial matters, and general Law School information. Please refer to this handbook throughout the year. This handbook incorporates the Harvard Law School Handbook of Academic Policies 2021-2022 by reference as though fully set forth herein.

Information and policies in the 2021-2022 Graduate Program Handbook may be subject to change as a result of alterations to the operations of Harvard University and Harvard Law School during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Table of Contents

THE GRADUATE PROGRAM:

Administration (Faculty Director, Special Advisor, Administrators, Staff); Advisors and Coordinators; Committee on Graduate Studies

ACADEMICS: LL.M. CANDIDATES:

LL.M. Course and Writing Requirements, Recommendations, and Options (General, U.S. Law Course Requirement, Recommended Courses, Written Work Requirement, Winter Term Writing Program); Optional Written Work (Credits, Registration, Research Assistant Work for Credit, Moot Court Brief for Credit, Required Consultation); Optional Graduate Academic Offerings (Writing Workshops, The Law Teaching Colloquium)

ACADEMICS: S.J.D. CANDIDATES:

Faculty Supervisor, Periodic Consultation, and Supervision; The First Year of Study (Preparation of the Study Plan, The Orals Committee, Approval of the Study Plan, Periodic Consultation, The Oral (General) Examination); ProspectusPresentations at the S.J.D. Colloquium

ACADEMICS: S.J.D. CANDIDATES (continued):

Dissertation Requirements; Completing the S.J.D. Program: An Illustrative Timetable; Compliance with Requirements; Residency Status; Miscellaneous (LL.M. Waiver, Graduate Program Advisors and Coordinators, Conference and Outside Examiner Funding, Dedicated Work Space)

COURSE REGISTRATION AND COURSE CHANGES:

The Components of Course Registration (Open Courses, Waitlisted and Oversubscribed Courses; Waitlist Process, Courses Requiring Permission); Add/Drop and Waitlist Processing; Cross-Registration; Deadlines for Course Changes

POLICIES:

Registration and Attendance Requirements; Class Attendance and Participation; Course Selection and Academic Evaluation; Examinations; LL.M. Written Work Deadlines; Grades and Degree Completion; Plagiarism

FINANCIAL:

Student Accounts and Expenses; Sponsored Billing; Financial Aid Credits; Health Insurance and Dental Insurance; Payment of Student Accounts; Important Tax Information for Foreign Students

GENERAL:

Law School Registration; Books and Assignments; Social Security Number; E-mail; E-Mail Listservs; Canvas; Administrative Updates; Calendar@Law; News@Law; Mail; Graduate Program Events; Advising and Mentoring; Research Programs and Centers; Notices; Student Organizations and Journals; LL.M.-J.D. Matching Program; Student Representatives and Class Marshalls; Thefts; Lockers; The Graduate Program Lounge; Meals; Entertainment and Dining; Teacher Placement; Post-Graduation Practical Training for International Students; New York Bar Examination; Reporting Change of Address; Temporary Travel Abroad; Important Links


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