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  • Apply for the Climenko Fellowship

    August 4, 2022

    Applications will be accepted starting September 1, 2023 for the 2024-2026 term. Prospective Climenko Fellows require a J.D. degree and a superior academic record. To…

  • Climenko Fellowship

    August 4, 2022

    Climenko Fellows are promising legal scholars with high academic achievements and a strong interest in teaching. The Fellows will teach the Program and devote themselves…

  • Lewis Fellowship Application

    August 4, 2022

    IMPORTANT!   IF YOU ARE A NON-HARVARD APPLICANT: Before you can apply for the Reginald F. Lewis Fellowship on Law Teaching, you will need to create…

  • Co-Curricular and Community Prizes

    August 2, 2022

    The Dean’s Awards for Community Leadership The Dean’s Awards for Community Leadership recognize a number of graduating students who contribute time and energy to making…

  • Past Student Writing Prize Winners

    August 2, 2022

    2020-Current 2022-2023 2021-2022 2020-2021 2019-2020 2010-2019 2018-2019 2017-2018 2016-2017 2015-2016 2014-2015 2013-2014

  • Cross-Registration at Harvard Law School

    August 2, 2022

    As an HLS student, one of the unrivaled benefits is the access you have to courses and faculty members in the other Harvard Schools, the …

  • Academic Calendar 2023-24

    August 2, 2022

    2023-2024 DateEventAugust 14, 2023LL.M. Residence Hall Move-inAugust 14-15, 2023LL.M. Check-in (mandatory)August 15 – September 1, 2023LL.M. Student Orientation (mandatory)August 17 and 21, 2023J.D. 1L Residence Hall…

  • Academic Calendar 2021-22

    August 2, 2022

    2021-2022 DATEEVENTAugust 16HLS Residence Hall Move-In BeginsAugust 16-25J.D. Registration/ID Card Pick-up (mandatory)August 16-September 3LL.M. Student Orientation (mandatory for new LL.M. students)August 26-27, and 30J.D. Student…

  • Academic Calendar 2020-21

    August 2, 2022

    2020-2021 DateEventTBDJ.D. Student Orientation and Move-inAugust 17, 2020 – September 4, 2020LL.M. Student OrientationSeptember 2, 20201L Fall Term Classes Begin (classes follow a Monday schedule)September…

  • Writing Prizes and Faculty Reviewers

    August 2, 2022

    For questions about HLS Student Writing Prizes, contact April Pettit in the Office of Academic Affairs. Addison Brown Prize: Private International Law or Maritime Law
    Amount:…

  • Irving Oberman Awards

    August 2, 2022

    We will begin accepting papers for spring 2024 prize consideration in March 2024 (more information to be announced). Most prizes have a submission deadline of April

  • Prize Submission Instructions

    August 1, 2022

    Submission Requirements and Deadlines The 2023-2024 HLS Student Writing Prizes submission window opens on March 19, 2024. To submit a paper for prize consideration, students…

  • Writing Prizes

    August 1, 2022

    View Prize Submission Instructions View 2024 HLS Student Writing Prize Winners View Past Winners Each year the Law School awards…

  • Academic Prizes

    August 1, 2022

    Joseph H. Beale Prize The Joseph H. Beale Prize was established in 1930 by John Grier Buchanan, LL.B. 1912. The prize is awarded to the…

  • Current and Former Rappaport Fellows

    July 29, 2022

    2023-24 Rappaport Fellow ALEX WALKER Alexander Walker III is the second Rappaport Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. His research focuses on…

  • Workshops and Seminars for Students and Faculty

    July 29, 2022

    Workshops and Seminars for Students and Faculty Harvard Law School offers several legal workshops and seminars focused on specialized fields of law. These workshops and…

  • Heyman Post-Grad Fellowship Description

    July 25, 2022

    What is the Heyman Post-Grad Fellowship? The Heyman Post-Grad Fellowship is designed to afford financial support and a community of peers to young Harvard Law…

  • Current and Former Lewis Fellows

    July 25, 2022

    Since 1993, Reginald F. Lewis Fellows have gone on to amazing careers in the legal academy. Among the alumni and alumnae of the program are…

  • Fellowships

    July 22, 2022

    Harvard Law School offers several fellowships in a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields for students, recent graduates, and practitioners. These highly-competitive opportunities aim…

  • JD/MPH Credit Requirements

    July 22, 2022

    JD/MPH students may count a limited number of credits toward both their JD and their MPH degree. This Appendix explains the rules for counting credits.

  • 1L January Experiential Term Curriculum

    July 22, 2022

    The 1L January Experiential Term curriculum allows first-year students to explore different areas of law and experience what it’s like to practice law in different…