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Professional and Lifelong Learning

From senior law firm leaders to working professionals in the legal field to high school students interested in the law, Harvard Law School believes in the importance of education about law and the various ways it intersects with and impacts our daily lives. Our programs offer the opportunity to simply explore how law shapes the world or to prepare for and excel in a career in law.

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Law in the World

These online courses are for lawyers looking to do a deep dive into a particular area, and for anyone looking to learn about how law works in practice. Offered by Harvard Law School in collaboration with Harvard’s Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and edX, these courses are part of our ongoing commitment to lifelong learning.

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Programs for High School and College Students

“Diverse experiences and backgrounds add rich texture to the development of the law and strengthen its capacity to meet the challenges of successive generations.”

Ruth L. Okediji S.J.D. ’96, LL.M. ’91, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law
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Zero-L for Incoming Law Students

Developed by Harvard Law School and offered to law schools throughout the country, Zero-L is an online course designed to ensure all incoming students, whatever their backgrounds and previous areas of study, start with foundational legal knowledge that enables them to thrive in law school.

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