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Contacts

Website: http://www.law.harvard.edu/index.html
Phone: 617-495-3179
Admissions e-mail: jdadmiss@law.harvard.edu

Program Information

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Three year program
  • Number of Applicants (Class of 2012): 7,436
  • Number of Admission Offers (Class of 2012): 833
  • Class size (Class of 2012): 559

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Applicant must have completed a Bachelor’s degree by August of the year of admission

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GPA

  • No specific GPA cut-off
  • 25th /75th percentile – 3.74/3.95

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LSAT

  • LSAT required
  • 25th /75th percentile – 170/176
  • Must have been taken within five years of application

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Application and Supporting Documents

  • LSDAS application submitted online (preferred) or in print
  • All academic transcripts
  • Personal statement
    • Two pages, 11-point font, 1 inch margins, double spaced
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • It is suggested that at least one comes from a faculty member
  • Resume
    • One to two pages

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Timeline

  • September 15 – LSDAS application becomes available
  • November – Review of completed applications begins
  • February 1st – Deadline to submit LSDAS application

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Tuition

  • 2009-2010 tuition: $43,900
  • 2009-2010 estimated living expenses: $24,000
  • Need based financial aid is available (see [1])

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