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This presentation covers the highlights of the J.D. program at Harvard Law School, including the deep and broad intellectual opportunities and the closely connected community of students, scholars, and faculty members. The session also touches on the first-year experience and mentoring resources, the robust clinical and experiential learning options, and the vibrant ecosystem of student organizations and co-curricular activities. It concludes with a brief overview of the application process and timeline.

Questions about HLS or the application process? Consider joining one of our live admissions Q&A sessions. You can find the full schedule and registration information linked below.

Beginning with the application for Fall Term 2024 enrollment, we now require that all applicants submit a Statement of Purpose and a Statement of Perspective. Although it is no longer an application component, much of the advice we shared about the personal statement may still be useful to applicants as they develop their Written Statements.

Changes to the J.D. Application Components