BSA Application Process
The Board of Student Advisers is an organization of second- and third-year law students who serve as teaching assistants in the first-year Legal Research and Writing course at HLS, act as advisers and mentors for 1L students, and run the Ames Competition. The BSA therefore seeks students who are passionate about academics, involved in the HLS community, willing mentors, and excited about the prospect of joining the BSA. Becoming a member of the BSA is a two-year commitment. Students are eligible to apply to the BSA during the spring of their 1L year. Dual degree students are welcomed to apply in the spring of their 1L year. Transfer students are welcomed to apply in the spring of their 2L year. While students may apply to the BSA, Law Review, and the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau (HLAB) simultaneously, if a student is selected for more than one organization, he or she must commit to only one organization.
The BSA Application is now due March 25 by 5:00pm.
Important update: in light of the recent disruptions due to coronavirus, we will be extending the deadline for applying to the BSA. Applications are now due March 25 by 5:00pm. We will be in touch with more information about scheduling remote interviews. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
- February 11: Joint Info Session with HLR and HLAB
- February 13: Joint Info Session with HLR and HLAB
- February 14: BSA Application Goes Live Here (see below)
- February 14: Joint Info Session with HLR and HLAB
- February 25: BSA-1L Mixer in the Student Orgs
- March 25: BSA Application Closes at 5:00pm
- April 5-11: Interviews, including mock student conferences, take place
- Mid-July: Notification of decisions
How to Apply
- STEP 1: Complete the BSA registration form
- STEP 2: Download and complete the BSA application materials (below)
- STEP 3: Submit application according to directions in application packet by 5:00 PM on March 11
- STEP 4: Schedule interviews, which will include mock student conferences, according to directions in the application packet
- STEP 5: Attend two in-person interviews
Application Materials – Due March 25th at 5:00 PM
- Registration Form
- Statement of Interest
- Optional Statement
- Interests and Extracurricular Activities List
Due at Interview: April 5-11
- Mock Student Work Assignments (Including Mock Student Outline and Student Blue Book Email)
Interviews & Mock Student Conferences: April 5-11
- You will participate in two in-person interviews.
- Each interview will include: (1) a mock student conference based on the mock student work assignment in the application materials; and (2) a typical interview question & answer period.