Archive for Assistant Dean’s Corner

  1. Looking Ahead: The Wait List, Transfers, and Next Year’s Application

    Looking Ahead: The Wait List, Transfers, and Next Year’s Application  With summer fast approaching, many of you are finishing your final semesters at college, defending graduate dissertations, or sketching out the next steps of your careers. Wherever you are in this process, I wanted to link you to a few posts that might help you […]

    . April 13, 2015


  2. Facing Ferguson, Driving Change

    Facing Ferguson, Driving Change Thanks to the activism of our students and the response our faculty, critical discussions on race and justice are taking place all around the HLS campus. Watching these events unfold, I have been reminded that the work that takes place here has impact far beyond the walls of our lecture halls […]

    . January 20, 2015

  3. Inside the Black Box 3: From Submit to Admit

    This is the final post in a series that sheds light on the inner workings of HLS Admissions. Our previous posts focused on the admissions team and the application review process. To wrap up our series on the application process at HLS, I want you to hear straight from one of our current students. Below, Michelle shares insight on […]

    . December 3, 2014

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  4. Inside the Black Box 2: The Admissions Process

    This post is the second in a series that will help to demystify the black box of HLS Admissions. In our previous post, you met the members of our admissions team. In this post, you will learn more about the application review process. As promised, here is a deeper peek into what goes on here in […]

    . November 21, 2014

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  5. Honoring Veterans at HLS

    Check out these articles highlighting the veterans in our current class and the important work done at the Veterans Legal Clinic at HLS. Veterans of war and service: HLS legal clinic lands victories for veterans: Jessica

    . November 12, 2014

  6. Nor’easter? That calls for bacon.

    It’s raining in Cambridge.  And by raining, I mean flood-warning raining.  On mornings like this, I tend to think that bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches are in order, so I stopped by the The Hark on my way into the office.  Breakfast sandwich?  Check.  Starbucks latte? Check.  “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” on the TV […]

    . October 23, 2014

  7. 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


  8. 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

  9. 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


  10. 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

  11. 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


  12. 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


  13. 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


  14. 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


  15. Honoring our Veterans

    Check out this wonderful piece on some of the service members who are studying at HLS this year.   Thank you to all who serve. ~Jessica  

    . November 12, 2013

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  16. 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


  17. 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