1. Inside the Black Box 1: The Admissions Team

    This post is the first in a series that will help to demystify the black box of HLS Admissions. To begin with, we would like to reintroduce you to our admissions team. Get to know our staff members, in their own words, below. Jessica Soban is the Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer. Jessica is […]

    . October 20, 2014

  2. Our Application is Live!

    Hello again! The admissions season has officially begun! To get you started, here are some resources to help you as you apply. Your best source of information over the coming months will be our website. It contains information on the application process, requirements, dates and deadlines, and FAQs. There’s even a convenient application checklist to help you […]

    . September 15, 2014


  3. Get to Know the Class of 2017

    Hello everyone! We recently welcomed our 1L class onto campus, and our students are already busy immersing themselves into life at HLS. For those of you preparing to apply this year, take a moment to get to know our newly-enrolled Class of 2017. If you are wondering if and how you might fit into the HLS community, you just […]

    . September 11, 2014

  4. L.A.W.S. events

    Hello, everyone! I hope this post finds you having a wonderful summer. The HLS JD Admissions Office kicked off travel season this past week with the first two sessions of the Law Admissions Workshop Series (L.A.W.S.) in DC and New York. Working with our colleagues at thirteen other law schools, these events offered prospective applicants […]

    . July 18, 2014


  5. L.A.W.S. – Law Admissions Workshop Series

    Hi everyone! This summer, representatives from HLS and our friends from thirteen other law school admissions offices will be hitting the road together to talk with prospective applicants about applying to law school. We are excited to introduce L.A.W.S. – the Law School Admissions Workshop Series. There are four events during the summer months. Washington, […]

    . June 16, 2014

  6. The Wait List

    As we move into Spring, we move closer to the season of deposit deadlines for law schools. We understand that many of you have important choices to make and are committed to providing as much information as we can to help you with those decisions.  This week we have begun the process of moving students […]

    . March 27, 2014

  7. HLS Lambda Co-Hosts Inaugural LGBTQ Conference at Harvard

    I’m handing over my blog this week to the leadership of Lambda! ~Jessica HLS Lambda, the Law School’s LGBTQ student organization, recently had the opportunity to partner with our colleagues at the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School to host the inaugural LGBTQ Conference at Harvard.  We brought together a range of speakers, including […]

    . February 18, 2014


  8. Waiting is the hardest part…

    My colleagues and I have been busy reading applications since October and we have the paper cuts and bleary eyes to prove it! Since we have a rolling admissions process at HLS, some students have already received a decision about their application, while students who completed their applications later in the cycle are still being […]

    . January 20, 2014


  9. Tweet

    Happy New Year everyone!  I’m not much for resolutions, but this year, I decided to make one on behalf of the office: we’re going to find new ways to keep in touch with you! To that end, we are inviting you to follow us on Twitter. We’ll be keeping you up-to-date with reminders, tidbits and […]

    . January 2, 2014


  10. LSATs, Ice Storms and Deadlines, oh my!

    This weekend many applicants’ plans were derailed as a winter storm closed LSAT test centers in several parts of the country.  We’ve heard from students who had planned to take the LSAT this weekend but are now feeling stuck as application deadlines are approaching. I understand the frustration and concern this has caused many applicants […]

    . December 11, 2013


  11. Honoring our Veterans

    Check out this wonderful piece on some of the service members who are studying at HLS this year. http://www.law.harvard.edu/news/spotlight/public-service/veterans-share-military-experience.html   Thank you to all who serve. ~Jessica  

    . November 12, 2013

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  12. Tips for your Interview

    We learned a TON last year about our Skype interview process and we have some tips we want to share with you. •             When registering for your interview, make sure that you consider your time zone; all of our interviews are scheduled for Eastern Time. •             When you register for your interview, please use the […]

    . October 21, 2013


  13. Meet the interview team

    Hi everyone, This week we started issuing invitations to interview with a member of our office and we get to start talking with you next week!  If you are offered an interview spot, that means we know a lot about you already—we’ve read your personal statement, letters about you, your resume, etc.  But to be […]

    . October 18, 2013


  14. California dreamin’

    Cue Mamas and Papas background music.  Or Katy Perry, California Gurls, anyone?  Chili Peppers, Californication? Okay, whatever your musical preference, the point of this post is to let you know that HLS is coming to Cali.  At the end of October, Lauren Gold, Assistant Director of Admissions for HLS, will be travelling to SF and […]

    . October 11, 2013

  15. Not Your Average First Day of Law School

    It’s been busy around HLS!  In addition to welcoming a new class to campus, my colleagues and I have started travelling the country to recruit next year’s class. I love the first few days when all the new 1Ls arrive on campus.  Their arrival is the culmination of a year of hard work for my […]

    . September 16, 2013

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