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Graduate Program Admissions and Financial Aid

Take your legal education to the next level

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  • LL.M. students 180
  • LL.M. students are international 98%
  • countries represented 65
  • S.J.D. students annually 60

When you commence graduate studies at Harvard Law School, you will join dynamic leaders from around the world pursuing their highest academic aspirations.

The Master of Laws (LL.M) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) programs emphasize U.S. approaches to legal education (which emphasize thinking and self-inquiry) as well as substantive law. Our preeminent faculty of scholars and practitioners are committed to enhancing your knowledge and skills, and your ability to achieve excellence in advanced scholarly work. You’ll also join a global network of peers dedicated to advancing legal knowledge and pursuing justice.

The Graduate Program also hosts the Visiting Scholar/Visiting Research program, which accommodates a small number of legal scholars and researchers from around the world who are engaged in major research projects for which the Law School’s outstanding library resources may be of assistance.