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We are currently accepting applications for our inaugural 2023-2023 cohort! See below for answers to commonly asked questions about this new program.

General FAQs

  • What is the Future Leaders in Law Program?

    Harvard Law School’s Future Leaders in Law Program, in partnership with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP (Paul, Weiss), is designed to elevate, inspire, empower, and impact the lives of each program participant and the legal profession by focusing on early talent generation and igniting excitement about law as a career path.

  • Is there a cost to participate in the HLS Future Leaders in Law Program?

    No. This program is fully funded with all costs covered to participate, including transportation, lodging and preparation materials.  

  • How long is the Future Leaders in Law Program?

    One year. We will kick-off our program with a Summer Residency at Harvard Law School and a visit to Paul,Weiss in New York City.

  • If I am selected as a Future Leaders in Law Fellow, may I defer?

    No. If you are accepted into the HLS Future Leaders in Law Program, you are committing to the year-long program kicking off with Summer Residency in July 2023. 

  • Does acceptance into the HLS Future Leaders in Law Program give me preference into Harvard Law School?

    No. Acceptance into the HLS Future Leaders in Law Program is independent of the Harvard Law School J.D Admissions process. Participation in the HLS Future Leaders in Law Program does not guarantee admission into Harvard Law School.

Application FAQs

  • I received an email from JD Admissions when I registered, is this correct?

    The Future Leaders in Law program application is hosted through the J.D. Admissions Office. You will receive a subsequent email once you begin the application from Future Leaders in Law (

  • When does the application open?

    We are currently accepting applications for the 2023-2024 inaugural cohort! Please visit the homepage or the Apply Here button to access the Future Leaders in Law Application Portal.

  • When is the application due date?

    The application will close on Sunday, April 30th at 11:59 EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).

  • When will participants be notified of their acceptance?

    Participants will be notified of their acceptance in early June 2023.   

  • Is there a fee to apply?

    No. Applying and participation in the HLS Future Leaders in Law Program is free. 

  • Is there an interview component?

    All program finalists will be invited to interview via Zoom in mid-to-late May.

Core Components FAQs

  • Do I need to attend all program components?

    Yes. As a Future Leaders in Law Program Fellow, you must attend and participate in all program sessions (Summer Residency at HLS, Empowerment Sessions, Mentorship, and LSAT Preparation Course with Advantage Testing).

  • What is Advantage Testing?

    Advantage Testing is a highly regarded private tutoring service. For more than 35 years, Advantage Testing has offered outstanding preparation for standardized tests and academic tutoring from grade school through graduate school.

  • How long is the LSAT preparation course?

    The LSAT preparation course will take place twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) in the Summer/Fall 2023.

  • What is Zero-L?

    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.

  • What are Empowerment Sessions?

    Saturday Sessions in which Fellows will continue to engage and benefit from workshops, skills building, application preparation, and mentorship opportunities. These empowerment sessions are designed to continue preparing participants for the law school application process.

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