There are many paths to law school. Increasingly, people choose to take a year or two off before pursuing their law degree. Many choose to use those years to gain work experience in banking or consulting, others work for non-profits or in public service roles,… and some spend six years earning a Ph.D. in the humanities.
Happy New Year! Many students have returned to HLS for the January Winter Term, and the energy and bustle is slowly returning to campus along with them.
I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight an exciting summer internship opportunity for prospective students to work at the HLS Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA). Read on for more information.
You are a truly impressive group. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you on paper and via video chat over these past weeks, and we’re looking forward to corresponding more directly over the coming months as you prepare to join us here at Harvard Law School.
It’s December and here in the J.D. Admissions Office that means it’s Application Reading Season. Thanks to the rolling admissions timeline, we will be receiving your applications on a daily basis until the application closes, and our team is already hard at work carefully reviewing the files we’ve received thus far. We read files whenever […]
Last week, you learned about the HLS dorms. This week, we’re featuring a unique housing opportunity at HLS: serving as a residential advisor for undergraduate students at Harvard College. All residential advisors at Harvard College are graduate students, known as “proctors” for first-year students and “tutors” in the twelve undergraduate Houses (where sophomores, juniors, and seniors live).
Over the coming weeks, we’re going to feature some of the places you can live while you are at Harvard Law School. First up: the on-campus dorms. HLS dorm options include Hastings Hall (one- and two-bedrooms), North Hall (singles), the “Woodframes” houses, or the Gropius Complex (singles).
Current students Reiley and Katie traveled to Utah last month to meet with students at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah. Read about their trip, and their reflections on supporting Latter-day Saint women aspiring to Harvard Law School.
Harvard Law School’s location right in the heart of Harvard Square definitely has its benefits. The constant rotation of food trucks, new restaurants, and innovative menu offering provide a dizzying number of meal options for any time of the day. We asked a few members of the HLS community to share their favorite lunch spots […]
Considering whether to write an optional statement? If you complete your personal statement and still feel that you have more to share, an optional statement provides you with an opportunity to do so. Here is our advice to determine whether submitting an optional statement is the right choice for your application.
"Every time I speak with prospective HLS students, I offer the same piece of advice: look up every once in a while. It’s so easy to get completely caught up in reading, studying, journals, clubs, etc., but I think it’s vital to set all of that aside every once in a while and appreciate what an enormous privilege it is to be at HLS."
The Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB) recently went to Tokyo, Japan on their third annual International Trek. We sat down with Ope Adebanjo '20, Genevieve Antono '21, Leo Ding '20, Elizabeth Ferrie '19 and Caroline Shinkle '20 to learn more about their trip.
September is a busy and exciting time for the J.D. Admissions staff here at HLS. The Class of 2022 has finally begun classes, our summer projects have wound to a close, and we’re making final preparations to start accepting applications for the Class of 2023. We’re also getting ready to hit the road!
We know that applying to law school is a big investment of your time and resources, and we do not want the HLS application fee to be a barrier for anyone. We encourage any prospective applicant for whom the application fee would be a hardship to consider applying for a fee waiver via the process […]