【LL.M. 2018年秋入学用出願締め切り日】 Harvard

Harvard Law School, LL.M. Degree Programの出願締め切り日が発表されました。
Deadline: December 1, 2017, preferably by November 15, 2017 (for the LL.M. class beginning in Fall 2018)

The LL.M. online application is now closed and will open in early September.

◆Application Materials
1.Online application form
2. Personal Statement (Essay)
3. CV/Résumé
5.Diploma(s) (for degrees that have been granted)
6. LSAC Report (if applicable)
7.Recommendations (at least two)
8.Official TOEFL report (if applicable)
9. Financial aid application (if applicable)
10. Application fee of US$85

◆ Personal Statement (Essay)
Your Personal Statement should address both of the following questions specifically, with Part (A) constituting at least half of the total length:

(A) Briefly describe either an important issue in your field of interest or a current legal problem facing a particular country, region, or the world, and then propose a theoretical framework or a legal analysis or strategy to address this issue.

(B) Please tell us something about yourself — in particular, why you wish to pursue an LL.M. degree at Harvard and how doing so connects with what you have done in the past and what you plan to do in the future.

Please follow the instructions on the Personal Statement page of the online application to upload your Personal Statement.

A high level of English language proficiency is a requirement for admission. All applicants from non-English-speaking countries who did not do their basic legal education entirely in the English language must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) within two years prior to submitting their applications. The Harvard Law School Graduate Program requires a score of at least 100 on the Internet-based test (IBT), with at least 25 in each of the four subsections.
→ 出願の際にIELTSスコアは使用できません。
No, we do not accept IELTS scores in place of TOEFL scores.

まだこの時期はPersonal Statement (Essay)の準備どころではない。。。という出願者も多いことかと察します。LL.M.出願にあたってはGREやLSATといったテスト受験は不要ですので、まずは出願時に使用するTOEFLスコアを揃えることに注力していきましょう。

◆Programs of Study:専攻分野として捉えてみましょう。

Law and Businessに関するカリキュラム情報を確認するだけでも、上級コース、セミナー、MIT Sloan (経営学大学院)、Kennedy School of Government, HBS (Harvard Business School)とのCross-registration systemなど、盛りだくさんの内容となっています。

Law Schoolのカリキュラムのみを調べるのではなく、必要に応じてその他の専門大学院から取得できる科目の一覧等も確認してはいかがでしょうか。