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All LL.M., S.J.D., and Visiting Researcher/Visiting Scholar (“VS/VR”) applicants must use the Harvard Law School Graduate Program’s online application available below.

ApplicationStatusApplication OpensApplication Deadline
S.J.D. Program (2024-25)ClosedFebruary 1, 2024April 1, 2024
VS/VR Program (Fall 2024)ClosedJanuary 16, 2024April 15, 2024
VS/VR Program (Spring 2025)Closedmid-August 2024September 15, 2024
LL.M. Program (2025-26)Closedearly September 2024December 1, 2024

To students and researchers affected by the war in Ukraine

Thanks to a generous donation, we are able to offer financial support to visiting Ukrainian researchers displaced by the conflict.  Get more information about applying to the Graduate Program’s Visiting Researcher/Visiting Scholar program or contact

Important information regarding the online application for all programs

  • The online application works best in Google Chrome (but will work in all other major browsers).
  • Please make sure that pop-ups are enabled and do not select any pop-up option to “prevent this page from creating additional dialogs.”  If you do select that option, click “Continue” at the bottom of the application page to save your work and close and completely exit your browser.  Dialog boxes should be re-enabled after you restart the browser and reopen the application.
  • If you experience any technical problems using the Graduate Program application, you may email for assistance.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report Availability

The University is required by federal law (The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), known as the “Clery Act”) to publish an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report.

The Harvard University Police Department publishes the Annual Security Report, entitled “Playing it Safe,” which includes information about the HUPD, how to report a crime, HUPD’s crime prevention programs, substance abuse, sensitive crimes, emergency notifications, and other important information about security and HUPD services on campus. It also contains three years of statistics on reported campus or campus-related crimes. A hard copy of “Playing it Safe” may be obtained by contacting the Harvard University Police Department at 1033 Massachusetts Avenue, 6th floor, Cambridge, MA 02138, (617) 495-9225.

The Harvard University Environmental Health and Safety Department publishes the Annual Fire Safety Report, which includes fire safety polices, evacuation procedures, and fire statistics. A hard copy of the Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by contacting Environmental Health and Safety Department at 46 Blackstone Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, (617) 496-7168.