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The Graduate Program Office of Admissions and Financial Aid administers all aspects of the admissions processes for Harvard Law School’s LL.M., S.J.D., and Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher programs, as well as the financial aid and billing for the LL.M. and S.J.D. programs.

All LL.M., S.J.D., and Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher (“VS/VR”) applicants to the Harvard Law School Graduate Program must use the online application. For the following programs, your completed application and all supporting documents must be received by the Graduate Program no later than the deadlines as outlined below:

LL.M. Program

Deadline: December 1, 2022, preferably by November 15, 2022 (for the LL.M. class beginning in Fall 2023)
The LL.M. online application is now closed and will reopen in September 2022.
View a sample 2022-2023 LL.M. application (PDF) or 2022 LL.M. financial aid application (PDF).

S.J.D. Program

Deadline: April 1, 2022 (for S.J.D. candidacy beginning in Fall 2022)
The S.J.D. online application is now closed.
View instructions from the 2021 S.J.D. application (PDF).

Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher Program

Deadline: October 15, 2021 (for applicants wishing to submit an early application for funding purposes to begin research in September 2022)*
The Fall 2022 VS/VR online application is now open.

Deadline: April 15, 2022 (for applicants wishing to begin research in September 2022)
The Fall 2022 VS/VR online application is now open.

*We will not be accepting applications for Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.

View a sample 2022 Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher application (PDF).

If you are interested in the three-year J.D. (Juris Doctor) Program, which leads to the basic U.S. law degree, please go to the J.D. Admissions page.