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  • Takehome Exams

    August 3, 2022

    These instructions cover how to get your takehome exam question and then start the exam. Takehome exam questions do NOT automatically appear in the software. …

  • FAQ about Cross-Registration

    August 2, 2022

    What host schools can I cross-register into? Harvard Law School students may enroll in courses offered by the other Harvard faculties, as well as the …

  • Cross-Registration Calendar

    August 2, 2022


  • Cross-Registration for Non-HLS Students

    August 2, 2022

    Incoming Cross-Registration Petitioning Submitting Cross-Registration Petitions Cross Registration Petitions are reviewed on specific dates. Fall 2024 cross-registering petitions will be reviewed by HLS beginning on

  • Cross-Registration Instructions for HLS Students

    August 2, 2022

    Adding a Cross-Registered Course Step 1: Confirm Your Eligibility to Cross-Register 2Ls and 3Ls must be registered for at least 8 HLS credits and and maintain…

  • 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 …

  • Professional Responsibility Courses

    August 2, 2022

    A course in Professional Responsibility is a mandatory JD degree requirement, and is recommended for LLMs who expect to take the NY Bar. (LLMs needing…

  • Multi-Section Courses

    August 2, 2022

    2024-2025 Multi-Section Courses Fall Administrative Law (Sunstein, Cass)
    Bankruptcy (Roe, Mark)
    Constitutional Law: First Amendment (Feldman, Noah)
    Constitutional Law: First Amendment (Parker, Richard)
    Corporations (Pargendler, Mariana)
    Corporations (Kraakman, Reinier)

  • By-Permission Courses

    August 2, 2022

    Below is the 2024-2025 list of “by permission” courses, which are not included in course preferencing. To enroll in a by permission course, you must…

  • Course Reference Guide

    August 2, 2022

    Course Reference Guide 2024-2025 The Course Reference Guide will be updated with seat capacity before the opening of each round (Multisection, Legal Profession, Fall Elective).

  • The Enrollment Algorithm

    August 2, 2022

    How It Works For each registration stage (clinical, multisection, etc.), participating students are assigned random registration ID numbers.  Numbers are re-assigned at the beginning of each…

  • HLS Firesale – Who, What, & When

    August 2, 2022

    What is a Firesale? The Firesale is a process in which students have an opportunity to request open seats in classes which they were waitlisted…

  • Add/Drop & Waitlisting

    August 2, 2022

    Policies & Procedures for Add/Drop and Waitlisting  By-Permission Courses: Courses designated as “by permission” have instructions in their course descriptions detailing how students can apply…

  • General Preferencing Guidelines

    August 2, 2022

    While there is not an exact science to ranking your classes and clinics each round, the Registrar’s Office has a few general guidelines for approaching…

  • J.D. Degree Requirements Quick Reference Guide

    August 2, 2022

    The Handbook of Academic Policies is the official source of academic policy and requirements at HLS. Please refer to the HAP for additional information…

  • HLS Canvas Links

    August 2, 2022

    HLS Canvas sites for most Spring 2024 upper-level courses will be available for viewing from Monday, January 22nd through Wednesday, January 31st. This access provides…

  • HLS Syllabi Archive

    August 2, 2022

    The below list includes syllabi for current academic year courses, as well as for courses that may not be offered this year but have been…

  • 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…

  • Picture of Caspersen Student Center in Winter

    Winter Term

    July 26, 2022

    At Harvard Law School, the academic year consists of a fall, a winter and a spring term. Winter term is a three-week period in January…