Harvard Law School’s students come from over seventy countries around the world. In fact, more than 17% of the law school’s student population is international! While many of these students are enrolled in the LL.M. (Master of Laws) program or pursuing an S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), a significant number belong to the flagship J.D. (Juris Doctor) program.
International students are a growing minority in the J.D. program. We are non-American students being trained to be American lawyers. We face challenges that are distinct from those faced by our American peers, but we also enjoy tremendous opportunities in this era of legal globalization. The Harvard International J.D. Students Society (HIJDS) is a student-run organization at Harvard Law School, and is a vital, resourceful community for international J.D. students and an advocate on and beyond campus for their unique needs.
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