Learn more about the law school admissions process and HLS community through our online resources and events this fall. See below to learn how you can connect with HLS, and be sure to register in advance where appropriate.
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Virtual Q&As with Admissions
Join one of our Q&A webinar sessions. These events offer the chance to have your questions answered directly by those who read your applications (that’s us!). Members of the J.D. Admissions team will spend 45 minutes answering your pre-submitted questions. For a broad overview of HLS and the admissions process, we recommend that participants view our recorded J.D. Admissions Information Session prior to joining a Q&A event. Register below.
Small Group Admissions Q&A
We will consider requests to connect directly with your university, club, society, or organization via a small group virtual Q&A session. Before submitting a request to schedule a small group Q&A, please consider joining one of our our regularly-scheduled, public admissions Q&A sessions, which will mirror these small group sessions in format and content.
Forums, Fairs, and Conferences
Boston Law Fair (In-Person)
Leadership Brainery’s Graduate School Summit (In-Person)
LSAC Digital Law School Forum (Virtual)
Boston LSAC Law School Forum (In-Person)
National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair (In-Person)
On-Campus Information Sessions
Join us in Cambridge for one of our on-campus information sessions this fall. These events are facilitated by members of the admissions team and include an informational presentation, Harvard Law School campus tour, and time for Q&A. Register below.
Joint Degree Events
Harvard Graduate Joint Degree Information Session
This virtual event is designed for prospective applicants to learn more about Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School. Candidates with an interest in pursuing a joint degree between two of these schools are encouraged to attend. During the first part of the event you will hear from the Joint Degree Directors at HBS, HKS and HLS. You’ll then be joining a separate session with the schools of your choice. Register below.
HLS on the Road
The HLS J.D. Admissions team will be visiting college campuses across the United States this fall. See if we will be at your university and register using the link below:
Student Organization Events
Harvard Black Law Students Association Roll Call (Virtual)
Harvard’s Black Law Students Association invites prospective students considering applying to law school to our annual virtual roll call! Current BLSA members will share information about the law school admission cycle and life at HLS in a casual setting. Please register below.
Pa’lante Juntxs: Demystifying Law School through Latinx Student Voices (Virtual)
Join Latinx students from across the country to learn more about the law school experience, meet other applicants, and chat with current law students. Register below.
Military Prospective Student Series (Virtual)
This virtual event will be co-sponsored by the Harvard Law Armed Forces Association and is designed for prospective students who are current and former members of the armed forces. Please register below.
Law School Application Process Q&A for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Students
Join current members of the HLS Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) to learn more about HLS, meet other MENA (Middle Eastern & North African) prospective applicants, and chat with current HLS students. Register below.
Meet HLS First Class (Virtual)
Join members of First Class to learn more about Harvard Law School, meet other first-generation college and low-income students, and chat with current HLS students. Register below.
Meet HLS SALSA (Virtual)
Join current members of the HLS South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) to learn more about HLS, meet other South Asian prospective applicants, and chat with current HLS students.
Meet HLS Lambda (Virtual)
Join current members of HLS Lambda to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community at Harvard Law School, meet other prospective applicants, and chat with current students.
Admissions Information Session
Miriam Ingber (Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Yale Law School) and Kristi Jobson (Assistant Dean for Admissions at Harvard Law School) provide candid, accurate, and straightforward advice about law school admissions — direct from the source. They will be joined by guest stars from other law schools to discuss application timing, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and more.
An Introduction to Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School offers its students a challenging, supportive atmosphere and access to its unmatched array of course and academic offerings, a global alumni network and a bustling campus life.
Meet the J.D. Admissions Team
From Community College to Harvard Law School
Community college students form an important part of the Harvard Law School community. Meet Josh and Saeed, two students at HLS who attended community college before transferring to a four-year institution. We hope this post inspires more community college graduates to consider HLS. Josh and Saeed, tell us about your path to Harvard Law. Saeed:
January 31, 2023
Updated Timeline for the 2023 Application Cycle
It’s been an eventful week in our office, to put it mildly. With our first batch of decisions out, I thought it might be helpful for us to update our expectations for the 2023 Application Cycle Timeline.
January 12, 2023
Should you include a “why Harvard” statement in your application?
Each year at this time, we receive questions about how applicants should express interest in Harvard Law School. Include a “Why Harvard” essay? Talk about HLS in the personal statement? Maybe an addendum on this topic? The answer to all these questions is the same: no, that’s not necessary. Let’s start with the separate “why
December 2, 2022
Launching to 1L: How to Make the Most Out of a Law School Event
In our blog series, Launching to 1L, we offer applicants advice on navigating the application process from beginning to end. To continue this series, we will discuss how to prepare for law-related online and in-person events. Associate Director of Admissions, Courtney McMann Remember that prospective student events, Q&As, and forums are for you. “This an
November 8, 2022