How to Apply

How to Apply

Enrollment in HLDC is by application only (PDF) and is limited to 10 students who will be entering their third year of law school in the fall semester during which they would be in the HLDC.

Students must demonstrate that they have satisfied most or all of their graduation requirements, including completing and passing Lawyers’ Ethics or its equivalent. In addition, students must not be at risk of exceeding the limit of 23 credits of non-classroom hours.

Students should consider whether participation in HLDC will preclude or restrict their ability to participate in certain campus activities, and if so, be prepared to make the appropriate or alternative arrangements.

To apply to HLDC, eligible students must submit the following materials beginning October 14, 2013, and no later than January 17, 2014, to be considered for the fall 2014 semester:

  1. a completed application (PDF),
  2. a current resume,
  3. a writing sample of no more than 10 pages and
  4. an academic transcript.

Applications should be submitted to Franca Sachs in person in Room 222 or by email to Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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