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  • Alumni Conversations: Daniel Gorlin ’07

    July 23, 2020

    Daniel Gorlin '07 took time out of his busy schedule as a Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group to chat over Zoom on a Tuesday afternoon earlier this spring. 

  • JDP Reflections: Ethan’s Path to HLS

    July 2, 2020

    Ethan Oak was admitted to HLS via the Junior Deferral Program (JDP). In this post, he shares his unique path to law school, his plans for his deferral period, and some words of encouragement for future applicants. 

  • Student Voices: Oliver Roberts

    June 11, 2020

    As I reflect back on my first year at Harvard Law, I undoubtedly believe I made the right choice in picking a law school.

  • Reflections for Junior Deferral Program Applicants

    June 1, 2020

    We are one month away from the Junior Deferral Program (JDP) application deadline on July 1. Here are a few thoughts and reflections from the members of the JDP Committee about what they value in JDP applicants.

  • Waitlist Advice from a Waitlist Admit

    May 27, 2020

    HLS grad Daniel Oyolu '21 shares his thoughts on navigating the waitlist process.

  • Getting to Know You: Ama Doyal

    May 15, 2020

    As my first year at HLS is coming to a close with COVID-19 affecting the world, I still believe that my decision to transfer to HLS was the right one.

  • Getting Involved as a Transfer Student

    May 6, 2020

    Deciding whether to transfer law schools is an incredibly daunting decision that affects the course of your entire life (trust me, I know).

  • New Blog Section: Transferring to HLS

    May 1, 2020

    The start of May brings the start of our transfer admission cycle at HLS. Now that the summer 2020 transfer application is open, we thought it was high time for transfers to have their own section of the blog.

  • Our Thoughts on the Summer

    April 30, 2020

    We often view the summer as a period of preparation for new opportunities. Folks across the world are wrapping up their high school, college, and graduate studies to embrace the next phase of their lives. Some are in their final season of professional work before returning…

  • Building Community, Building a Class

    April 22, 2020

    They say April showers bring May flowers, and certainly in Cambridge, the tulips, daffodils, and crocuses mark the transition to spring.

  • COVID-19 and Admissions

    March 25, 2020

    I hope this blog post finds you well. This has been a difficult time for all of us. Please know that I am sending you…

  • Junior Deferral Program Updates

    March 18, 2020

    One thing I have learned in over half a decade working in higher education: our schools, our classes, and our communities are not separate from or immune to what goes on in the wider world.

  • An Update from Austin Hall

    March 13, 2020

    Many of you may have heard about some of the precautionary measures that Harvard Law School has implemented to keep our community healthy during the coronavirus outbreak. Most notably, classes have moved to online instruction, and many students, faculty, and staff will be working remotely after Spring Break.

  • Mock Trial at HLS

    February 26, 2020

    One of the numerous student groups here at Harvard Law School is Mock Trial. We recently sat down with co-presidents of the HLS Mock Trial team Tiffany Li ’21 and Nick Beachy ’21 to ask some questions and learn more about this unique organization.

  • CM = Committee Member

    February 13, 2020

    Once upon a time, applicants began referring to my predecessor Jessica Soban as JS. The trend stuck, and everyone on our team began referring to each other by our initials. PG, CP, RV, KJ – you hear it all on the second floor of Austin Hall.

  • Pursuing a JD/MPP Joint Degree

    February 3, 2020

    I believe the learning and perspective I gained from participating in both programs made my time at Harvard significantly more fruitful.  Without HKS, I do not think I would have gotten the deep dive into international relations that I was looking for, and without HLS, I wouldn’t be a lawyer who plans to (at least for now) tackle complex international problems in international courts of arbitration.

  • Is January our favorite month?

    January 30, 2020

    Hot take: January is our favorite month here at HLS.

  • Coming to HLS with a Ph.D.

    January 21, 2020

    There are many paths to law school. Increasingly, people choose to take a year or two off before pursuing their law degree. Many choose to use those years to gain work experience in banking or consulting, others work for non-profits or in public service roles,… and some spend six years earning a Ph.D. in the humanities.

  • Congratulations to Our December Admits!

    December 16, 2019

    You are a truly impressive group. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you on paper and via video chat over these past weeks, and we’re looking forward to corresponding more directly over the coming months as you prepare to join us here at Harvard Law School.

  • Our Application Reading Routines

    December 10, 2019

    It’s December and here in the J.D. Admissions Office that means it’s Application Reading Season. Thanks to the rolling admissions timeline, we will be receiving

  • Where to Live: Proctoring and Tutoring

    November 25, 2019

    Last week, you learned about the HLS dorms. This week, we’re featuring a unique housing opportunity at HLS: serving as a residential advisor for undergraduate students at Harvard College. All residential advisors at Harvard College are graduate students, known as “proctors” for first-year students and “tutors” in the twelve undergraduate Houses (where sophomores, juniors, and seniors live).