Harvard Law School’s students come from over seventy countries around the world. In fact, over a tenth 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 our distinct from those faced by our American peers, but we also enjoy tremendous opportunities in this era of legal globalization! The Harvard Law International J.D. Students Society–IJD Society for short–is a vital, resourceful community for international J.D. students, and an advocate for their unique needs.
As you explore our new website, please feel free to email vduchesneau or ckim or ykuo[at]jd14.law.harvard.edu if you notice any mistakes or have any suggestions.
Valerie, Kylie and Yu-Chi
Co-Presidents, IJD Society