J.D. Admissions

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Harvard Law School provides unmatched opportunities to study law and related disciplines in a rigorous and collaborative environment. Harvard’s scope is measured in its unparalleled breadth and depth of courses and clinics, its wide array of research programs, its diverse student body drawn from across the nation and around the world, and its extensive network of distinguished alumni. More broadly, law students can tap into Harvard University’s extraordinary resources through joint degree programs, cross-registration, and a variety of social and cultural venues.

We invite you to explore HLS through our website, and introduce yourself so that we can keep in touch through the application process.


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Queer Students Celebrate Spiritual Community at HLS

June 21, 2022
Queer Students Celebrate Spiritual Community at HLS

Rising 3Ls Jess and Gabe reflect on their path to Harvard Law School, and on the queer spirituality community they have worked to grow on campus.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Advice About Transferring After the 1L Year

June 10, 2022
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Advice About Transferring After the 1L Year

Assistant Dean for Admissions Kristi Jobson joined a virtual panel with current student Susan and HLS alum Paras (both transferred to HLS after their 1L year) to discuss the considerations that many law students face when deciding to transfer law schools. 

Choosing to Transfer to HLS

June 8, 2022
Choosing to Transfer to HLS

Susan, a rising 3L who joined HLS after 1L year, reflects on the considerations she grappled with before ultimately choosing to transfer law schools, and on the meaningful opportunities she has found here.

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