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Transfer admissions is an opportunity for rising 2L students to join the Harvard Law School community after completing their 1L year at another law school. We encourage all interested and eligible applicants to apply.

The transfer application typically opens up in early May and the submission deadline is usually in mid-June. We aim to notify transfer applicants of their admission decision in early July.

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EVENTS & Information Sessions

Transfer Process Information Sessions and Q&A
Join us for a presentation on the transfer application process, followed by an open Q&A with a member of the J.D. Admissions Committee.

The Transfer Process: Q&A with Current Students
Join this session to hear from current HLS students who transferred to Harvard after their 1L year. Participants will have the opportunity to speak directly with multiple current students.