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  • International Postgraduate Research Program

    July 24, 2022

    Program Information The Graduate Program and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School is pleased to announce the launch of a new International Postgraduate Research…

  • Harvard Empirical Legal Studies Series

    July 24, 2022

    Overview The Harvard Empirical Legal Studies (HELS) Series explores a range of empirical methods, both qualitative and quantitative, and their application in legal scholarship in different areas…

  • 2022-2023 Graduate Program Participants

    July 23, 2022

    The Graduate Program is pleased to present the 2022-2023 “Face Book” for LL.M. and S.J.D. students, as well as the exchange students and visiting scholars and…

  • Graduate Program Handbook — Academics: S.J.D. Candidates

    July 23, 2022

    The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is Harvard Law School’s most advanced law degree, designed for aspiring legal academics from the United States and abroad…

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    Graduate Program Alumni

    July 23, 2022

    Alumni of the Graduate Program have distinguished themselves as leaders in academia, government, the judiciary, and private practice in more than 80 countries around the…

  • Graduate Program Handbook — General

    July 18, 2022

    Logistics Law School Registration All students must complete certain mandatory administrative clearance procedures before they can register as Harvard Law School degree candidates. The Graduate…

  • S.J.D. Program

    July 17, 2022

    The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is Harvard Law School’s most advanced law degree, designed for aspiring legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent…

  • Graduate Program Handbook — Policies

    July 17, 2022

    Registration and Attendance Requirements All LL.M. degree candidates must register for at least nine to 10 credits in the fall term, at least eight to…

  • Graduate Program Handbook — Financial

    July 17, 2022

    Student Accounts and Expenses Student account notices for the 2022-2023 academic year were sent by the Harvard University Student Accounts Office to students at their…

  • Graduate Program Handbook — Course Registration and Course Changes

    July 17, 2022

    LL.M. students have submitted course preferences for 2022-2023 through a two-phase process that took place over the summer. Preliminary schedules, reflecting the courses in which…

  • Graduate Program

    July 17, 2022

    Welcome! As a graduate of the Harvard LL.M. and S.J.D. programs, I am delighted to welcome you to the Graduate Program, the division of Harvard…

  • Graduate Program Handbook

    July 17, 2022

    Welcome to the Harvard Law School Graduate Program. This handbook contains important information on academic requirements, Graduate Program policies, financial matters, and general Law School…

  • Graduate Program Student Life

    July 6, 2022

    Both the Graduate Program and the Harvard milieu are large by the standards of American legal education. To prevent students from getting lost in the…

  • LL.M. Program

    July 5, 2022

    The LL.M. (Master of Laws) program is a one-year degree program that typically includes 180 students from some 65 countries. The Graduate Program is interested…

  • LL.M. Class Profile

    July 5, 2022

    The LL.M. Class of 2022-2023 184 new students: 98% international; 56% women80% have 2 or more years of practice or teaching/advanced studies experience24.5% hold advanced…

  • Administration and Staff

    July 1, 2022

    Faculty Director Gabriella Blum Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies
    Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law William…

  • Financing S.J.D. Study at Harvard Law School

    June 27, 2022

    Financial Aid Information Learn more about Graduate Program Financial Aid and Billing Tuition for a first-year S.J.D. student in 2022-2023 is $70,430; first-year students…

  • Contact the Graduate Program

    June 27, 2022

    Admissions and Financial Aid Office For admissions, financial aid, billing, and visa-related questions:
    Phone: (617) 496-8214
    Email: Student Affairs and Administration Office For all other questions: