As an undergraduate student thinking about what comes after graduation, you may find yourself ready to apply to law school and also excited to explore other professional, educational, or service opportunities. You may know you want to go to law school and also want to teach for a few years, garner some business or legal skills in the workforce, pursue a master’s degree, or embark on a mission trip. Harvard Law School’s Junior Deferral Program can offer you that flexibility and breadth of opportunity. Apply to HLS when you are a college junior (or the international equivalent) and, if admitted, commit to defer that offer of admission after completing your undergraduate degree. You may use the deferral period to explore your broad interests before returning to the classroom.
You are eligible to apply for the JDP as long as you are:
- Enrolled as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university
- Recognized by your undergraduate institution as graduating in spring 2019. Internationally educated applicants may need to contact the J.D. Admissions Office to ascertain their eligibility. Generally speaking, if you will graduate in spring 2019 from a U.S. Bachelor’s or U.S. Bachelor’s equivalent undergraduate program, then you should qualify for the program.
- Committed to deferring your enrollment at HLS for a minimum of two years after graduating
The Junior Deferral Program application will open on February 1, 2018. The deadline is April 1, 2018.
The online info session will be held Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Eastern.
Register here: https://zoom.us/