2020 Swearing-In Ceremony

Monday, June 8

The ceremony will take place on Monday, June 8, 2020. All applicants must be available to report to the Court by 8:00am.

The morning will include breakfast and the swearing-in ceremony, followed by a lecture (time permitting) about the U.S. Supreme Court, the history of the building, and the architecture of the courtroom.

To qualify for admission, alumni applicants must have been admitted to practice in the highest court of a State, Commonwealth, Territory or Possession, or the District of Columbia for a period of at least three years immediately before the date of application; must not have been the subject of any adverse disciplinary action pronounced or in effect during that 3-year period; and must appear to the Court to be of good moral and professional character.

How to Apply:
  • Complete the Form of Intent and submit the $200 applicaiton fee to reserve your place as one of the 50 alumni participating in the ceremony. Submitting the form of intent does not guarantee a reserved space for the 2020 ceremony. All submissions will be confirmed via email with instructions for completing the application process. When the event is at maximum capacity, a waiting list will be formed.
A completed application includes the $200 application fee, Bar Application, and a Certificate of Good Standing.  Completed applications will be accepted 45 days from completion of the Form of Intent from the first 50 alumni who have submitted the form of intent. After that date, materials will be accepted from alumni on the waiting list.

To find sponsors within your HLS network, Join HLS Amicus, the new online system for alumni networking  and student mentoring. Sign-up and search alumni by bar admission status to find those already admitted.
Alumni who sign up to be mentors can be matched up with a current student based on shared interests, geography, career path, or other criteria that you include in your profile.  You are not expected to meet with the student in person and can connect directly through the online Amicus messaging system. Sign up today at amicus.law.harvard.edu.


Event Code of Conduct Statement

Harvard Law School and Harvard University reserve the right to suspend alumni benefits and services to and to exclude from HLS community events or campus any person whose behavior adversely affects the safety, enjoyment, and well-being of any HLS alumni, employees, students, guests or invitees. 


SCOTUS Bar Admission


8:00AM - 12:00PM Mon 8 Jun 2020 ( Timezone: Eastern )


Supreme Court of the United States
One First Street NE
Washington, DC 20543

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Register Today to
Reserve Your Place.

Questions? Please contact:
Kelsey Walsh, Alumni Relations Coordinator
(617) 495-4827 or kwalsh@law.harvard.edu.