Pre Law

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Pre Law

Law Advising

Please join the official Mather Pre-Law Listserv if you would like to stay up-to-date on pre-law announcements:


OCS Pre-Law Page

Please visit the Office of Career Services (OCS) Pre-Law page for additional information and resources:


LSAT & GRE Updates:





  • The Law School Admission Council (LSAC) has increased the number of times the LSAT has been offered from four to six times a year, and there is no longer a limit to the number of times a student can take the LSAT in a two year period. The upcoming 2018-2019 testing dates published thus far include September 8, November 17 (please note this is the same day as Harvard-Yale), January 26, March 30, and June 3 with additional dates to be announced. More info can be found here:
  • Khan Academy started offering free LSAT prep resources on their website. Students can take a diagnostic test, and get a personalized study plan: Additional LSAT prep resources (for free and for purchase):


Junior Deferral Program (JDP):

The Harvard Law School Junior Deferral Program (JDP) allows college juniors to apply to HLS during their spring semester for a deferred enrollment of at least two years after graduation. The program is open to all college juniors (not just Harvard students). Kristi Jobson, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Chief Admissions Officer at HLS, will be hosting a JDP Info Session on Wednesday October 24 from 5:30-6:30 PM at OCS if students want to learn more about the program or if they have any questions.



There will be two Applying to Law School 101 sessions this fall. These presentations are geared toward juniors and seniors, and provide students with an overview of the law school application process and there is time for Q&A. The dates for the 101s are Tuesday, September 11 from 5:30-6:30 PM and Wednesday, October 10 from 4:30-5:30 PM.

Pre-Law Tutors

Feel free to contact the following Resident and Nonresident Pre-Law Tutors with any questions.


Resident Pre-Law Tutors

Non-resident Pre-Law Tutors


Devony Schmidt

MPhil in European Politics, University of Oxford, St. Antony's College, 2016
B.A. in Government, Harvard College, Mather '14, thesis writer.
Terre des Hommes Budapest, Académie Diplomatique Internationale Paris, Fondation Scelles Paris

I am returning to Mather House during my 1L year at HLS after a two year master's degree at Oxford. While at Harvard, I concentrated in Government but...

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