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  • Transfer Cohort

    August 8, 2022

    Transfer students come to Harvard Law School from a wide range of backgrounds and a variety of different undergraduate institutions and 1L law schools. Below…

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    Junior Deferral Program

    August 8, 2022

    JDP Overview The Junior Deferral Program (JDP) is an excellent option for students who know they want to go to law school but want to…

  • Apply to Harvard Law School

    August 8, 2022

    Whether you are considering a broad and diverse curriculum or a specialized area of the law, your time spent at Harvard will not be like…

  • J.D. Admissions Information Session

    August 8, 2022

    Keep Exploring Academic Areas of Interest J.D. Admissions Blog 1L Profile Zero-L Financial Aid Recent Employment Data International

  • Admissions FAQs: Transfer Applicants

    August 5, 2022

    The following questions and answers apply to rising 2L transfer applicants. General Overview What is the transfer application process? Transfer admissions is an opportunity for…

  • Admitted J.D. Students

    August 5, 2022

    Want to get in touch? Email: 1L2B@law.harvard.edu Phone: 617-496-2864 Welcome to HLS! Visit the Admitted Student Website Admitted Student Website

  • Transfer Applicants

    August 5, 2022

    Overview Transfer admissions is an opportunity for rising 2L students to join the Harvard Law School community after completing their 1L year at another law…

  • Official Transcripts

    August 5, 2022

    Official Transcripts for Incoming J.D. Students Incoming J.D. students should provide the following official transcripts to HLS: Final official transcripts from all post-secondary academic institutions…

  • Admissions FAQs: Junior Deferral Program Applicants

    August 5, 2022

    The following questions and answers apply to Junior Deferral Program applicants. General Overview What is the Junior Deferral Program? The Junior Deferral Program (JDP) is…

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    JDP Cohort

    August 4, 2022

    Students admitted to Harvard Law School through the Junior Deferral Program come from a wide range of backgrounds and a variety of different undergraduate institutions.

  • JDP Application & Deferral Timeline

    August 4, 2022

    Application Timeline Apply by July 1 The 2024 Junior Deferral Program (JDP) application opens on May 1 and closes on July 1. To apply, please…

  • International J.D. Students

    August 2, 2022

    Visa Information for Incoming J.D. Students Below you will find information that is needed in order to process your student visa/immigration documentation. Please read the…

  • Admissions FAQs: International J.D. Applicants

    August 2, 2022

    If you are an international applicant looking for information related to visas, immigration etc., it is recommended that you review the information provided by Harvard’s International

  • College Certifications

    August 2, 2022

    College Certifications for Incoming J.D. Students College Certification Form The College Certification form is not the same as a transcript. In addition to providing…

  • Transfer Application Components

    August 2, 2022

    Transfer Application Timeline Fall Term 2024 Enrollment Application OpensSubmission DeadlineDecision ReleaseWednesday, May 1, 2024Monday, June 10 @ 12:00 p.m. (Noon)Early July 2024 Transfer Application Resources…

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    Application Toolkit: The Waitlist

    August 2, 2022

    We maintain a waitlist to fill spaces for the entering J.D. class should any become available after May 1. To respond to your waitlist offer,…

  • Undergraduate Institutions

    August 2, 2022

    The following is a list of the 147 undergraduate institutions represented by the 1L class in the J.D. program at HLS for the 2023–2024 school

  • Navigating Law School Admissions

    August 2, 2022

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  • Meet the J.D. Admissions Team

    August 2, 2022

    Lucy Cui Admissions Officer Lucy Cui is an Admissions Officer at Harvard Law School. Lucy graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in biology and…

  • J.D. Applicants

    August 2, 2022

    Overview & Eligibility Overview The J.D. (Juris Doctor) at Harvard Law School is a three-year program of study that first gives students the intellectual foundations…

  • Deferring Enrollment

    August 2, 2022

    Standard Deferral Policy At Harvard Law School, we expect all applicants to matriculate in the fall of the year they apply. That means we expect…