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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, 2021, preferably by November 15, 2021 (for the LL.M. class beginning in Fall 2022)
The LL.M. online application is now closed.
View a sample 2021-2022 LL.M. application (PDF) or sample 2021 LL.M. financial aid application (PDF).

S.J.D. Program

Deadline: April 1, 2021 (for S.J.D. candidacy beginning in Fall 2021)
The S.J.D. online application is now closed.
View instructions from the 2019-2020 S.J.D. application (PDF).

Visiting Scholar/Visiting Researcher Program

Deadline: September 15, 2021 (for applicants wishing to begin research in February 2022)*
The Spring 2022 VS/VR online application is now closed and will open in mid-July 2021.

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

*We will not be accepting applications for Fall 2021.

View a sample 2020 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.