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On this webpage, you will find our advice and guidance for approaching the interview component of the application.


During the application review process, you may be invited to interview. For regular J.D. candidates, these interviews will happen throughout the admissions cycle, starting in November. The Admissions Office will contact you directly to set up an interview. Please note that an interview with the J.D. Admissions Office is a required component to admission at Harvard Law School.

All applicants who are eventually admitted to HLS must complete an interview. Not all applicants will receive an invitation to interview.

Application Insights: Interview

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    Our Favorite Interview Questions

    November officially marks the beginning of interviews for those applying in the 2023–2024 cycle! To help you prepare, we wanted to share some of our favorite interview questions. Before we dive in, here’s some additional context about interviews: If you have been invited for an interview with a member of the J.D. Admissions team, you can

    November 2, 2023

  • An Overview of Interviews

    November is suddenly upon us, and that means the J.D. Admissions team is preparing to begin interviews. If you have already submitted your application, you might be wondering about this as well. Here’s some more information to help you prepare.

    November 2, 2021

  • How is My Interviewer Selected?

    Admissions Assistant Alessandra Luedeking takes you behind the scenes of the interview assignment process. 

    November 1, 2019

  • Acing Your Interview

    So you received an invitation to interview with a member of our Harvard Law School Admissions Committee! Read on to hear how that very Committee suggests you prepare for our meeting.

    October 31, 2019

  • Our Favorite Interview Questions

    Each interview is bespoke to the candidate – your interviewer will have read your entire application and will have prepared questions specific to you. That said, we each have a go-to question or two.

    January 8, 2019


  • What is the interview format?

    Interviews are conducted using Zoom. As always, we will accommodate individuals who may be unable to conduct their interview in this manner. If there is a reason that Zoom will not work for you, we will work with you to find an alternative. However, our expectation is that video will be used for the majority of the interviews we conduct.