J.D. Admissions


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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Office Assistant: Maya Staples

January 4, 2022
Office Assistant: Maya Staples

The newest member of the J.D. Admissions team, Maya Staples, introduces herself. 

Turning the Calendar to 2022

December 17, 2021
Turning the Calendar to 2022

Like a good New England team, we closed out this week with a Yankee swap gift exchange. The most coveted prize? Definitely not the hand lotion – it was the Taylor Swift 2022 calendar.

Student Voices: Marianna’s Journey to HLS

December 15, 2021
Student Voices: Marianna’s Journey to HLS

I followed an unconventional path to Harvard Law School. I’m the first in my family to be born in the United States, I studied pre-med in undergrad, I only applied to one law school, and I never even took the LSAT.

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