Dean Manning welcomes new students to HLS

At Harvard University’s ornate Sanders Theatre, Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’85 imparted several pieces of advice meant to help new students navigate law school, their careers in the law, and their lives beyond.

Common Knowledge

Zero-L, a new online course, is meant to help all incoming students, including those who don’t have any pre-law background. Featuring an array of Harvard Law School professors, it covers topics ranging from the separation of powers to how to speak in class in response to a cold call.

JET-Powered Learning

Through a sweeping array of new, hands-on courses, Harvard Law School’s January Experiential Term, or JET, gives 1L students a chance, early in their time on campus, to learn by doing, to work in teams, and to explore—or discover—what inspires their passion in the law.