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.
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. We hope that they are helpful as y’all put the finishing touches on your applications. ~Nefyn I appreciate […]
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.
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 to the classroom. Others are planning and preparing for law school as early as their junior year of college. As the global COVID-19 pandemic dramatically alters the landscape of the season, we have heard from prospective applicants who are uncertain about how to approach the upcoming months. Many are wondering what the expectations of our office […]
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 my best. While everyone’s primary focus is ensuring the health and safety of our communities right now, we wanted to take a moment to address some of the thoughtful questions […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy New Year! Many students have returned to HLS for the January Winter Term, and the energy and bustle is slowly returning to campus along with them.
I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight an exciting summer internship opportunity for prospective students to work at the HLS Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA). Read on for more information.
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.
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 your applications on a daily basis until the application closes, and our team is already hard at work carefully reviewing the files we’ve received thus far. We read files whenever […]