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  • “We All Reach Higher Peaks if We Lift Each Other Up”

    September 10, 2018

    Curious about the student culture at HLS? We interviewed Kelley McGill, a rising 2L, about her experience with the 1L environment and what surprised her most in the transition to Harvard Law. 

  • What I loved about 1L Orientation

    September 6, 2018

    After months of waiting and—at least for me—years of daydreaming, the JD Class of 2021 finally arrived on campus last week for our 1L Orientation.

  • Welcome to the Class of 2021!

    September 4, 2018

    It is the first day of class here at HLS, and the campus is buzzing.  Our campus can get quiet during the summer, and we're thrilled to have the 2Ls and 3Ls back, and to welcome our 1Ls – the Class of 2021!

  • Associate Director: Nefyn Meissner

    August 20, 2018

    As posted previously, I’m using my first summer in Austin Hall to get to know the J.D. Admissions Team. Here’s my interview with our Senior Assistant Director, Nefyn Meissner.

  • Rolling Admission: Benefits of Applying Early

    August 15, 2018

    Speaking to prospective students this summer on the road, a number asked whether there is any advantage to submitting an application “early” in the cycle. The short answer: yes.  The lawyerly answer: it depends.

  • Reflections on a 1L Summer

    August 13, 2018

    Heather is a 2L at Harvard Law who spent her summer at the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project, and has shared her reflections on her first HLS summer work experience.

  • Yes, HLS will continue to accept the GRE this year.

    August 8, 2018

    We’ve received a few questions this week about the GRE from those who have been following the active discussions about the role of standardized testing in admissions.

  • LSAT and Khan Academy

    August 6, 2018

    Hello everyone, Summer is a time for beaches, flip flops, and for many prospective law school applicants, preparing for the LSAT.  Now that LSAC has…

  • 5 Tips for High Schoolers Thinking About Law School

    August 2, 2018

    We get a fair number of inquiries from students who are thinking about law school in high school, or even earlier. You do not need to have it all figured out right now, but here are a few tips from our office if you think law school might be of interest to you in the future.

  • Admissions Officers: Tina Lagerstedt and Courtney McMann

    July 31, 2018

    Continuing our series introducing the J.D. Admissions Team to you, here’s our two admissions officers, Tina and Courtney.

  • Honing in on Human Rights Dreams: Advising and Mentoring at HLS

    July 23, 2018

    I had huge expectations for Harvard Law School, but I did not expect to receive so many critical pieces of advice from now cherished advisors – all within my first semester.

  • The GRE @ HLS: Five Reflections on Year One

    July 16, 2018

    It’s summertime in Austin Hall, but we know many of you are thinking ahead to the 2018 – 2019 cycle. One question we’ve heard a lot this summer: How did the GRE pilot shake out in 2017 – 2018?

  • Associate Director: Odeviz Soto

    July 9, 2018

    Odeviz Soto, Associate Director of Admissions, helps ensure that each application is processed and reviewed properly, and that each applicant finds out our decision in a timely matter.

  • The Front Office: Alessandra Luedeking and Ralph Vieux

    July 2, 2018

    We’re in the front office on the second floor of Austin Hall. Here, we handle all external communications from applicants, admitted students, and visitors – email, phone, and in-person. We introduce Harvard Law School and make it accessible by responding to questions and unpacking the application process.

  • Hello from the New Assistant Dean!

    June 25, 2018

    I am delighted to return to Harvard Law as the new Assistant Dean for Admissions and Chief Admissions Officer. I graduated from HLS in 2012.  During my time as a student, I participated in the Board of Student Advisers and the Women’s Law Association, danced in the Parody, and led the Journal of Law & Gender.

  • Inside the Black Box: The Admissions Process

    June 7, 2018

    This post is part of a series that will help to demystify the black box of HLS Admissions. In this post, you will learn more about the application review process.

  • Inside the Black Box: The Junior Deferral Program

    March 8, 2018

    Our regular J.D. application deadline passed last month, and the admissions team is deep in the process of reviewing files. But we are also excited to start thinking about our upcoming Junior Deferral Program (JDP) candidates. Now that the JDP application is open, I wanted to share some insights into the admissions process.

  • Getting to Know You: Memme Onwudiwe

    November 7, 2017

    Memme Onwudiwe is a 2L at Harvard Law School. Born in Xenia, Ohio­ to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents, Memme graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2015. At HLS, Memme is involved with the Harvard Innovation Lab, the Harvard African Law Association, and more. In this post, Memme speaks about the opportunities for students throughout Harvard University.

  • Problem Solving Workshop (A Student’s Perspective)

    January 21, 2011

    I wanted to drop a quick line to tell all you eager 0L’s out there in internet land a bit about the infamous “J-Term” at…