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5.0 of 5 stars
The classes at HLS are taught by some of the most impressive professors in the world.
Sometimes feels too big. Can get lost if not careful.
It is a great place to go to law school.
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4.0 of 5 stars
Name recognition, challenging atmosphere, extracurricular activities, campus, ability to cross enroll in other schools
Competitive atmosphere, difficulty of enrolling into preferred classes, availability of professors, professors who don't teach the nuts and bolts and then give issue-spotter exams
It's expensive and challenging, but has overall been worth it to me given the doors it opens and the respect it commands in your career.
It's Harvard, excellent employment opportunities and you will always belong to that institution
Too much Harvard. They keep saying you are the smartest
It is the gold standard of legal education. Law firms generally consider Harvard grads to be more pragmatic
3.0 of 5 stars
Great resources, great scholars, a lot of clinics. Also a lot of great people. Big enough to find people that you are interested in.
Social scene is less than desirable. Full of gunners. Stressful environment.
I have not loved it, but would probably make the same choice about going here.
Intellectually rigorousIncredibly broad spectrum of opportunitiesPower of the brand
Institutional pressure toward intellectual homogeneity Pompous professors/students at timesLess intimate than my former school
Do not assume that, as a transfer, you will automatically perform as well as you did at your former school. Be careful about class selection (and order) and continue to work hard. The competition really is more difficult than my previous (T25) school.
Diverse student body, many resources to support you & top notch professors.
Can feel too big, with its history and number of students.
Do it, you wont regret it. it combines academia with a professional focus.
There is a real sense that this is a special place to learn the law from the brightest professors out there. People here seem to have big ambitions and the school is here to help set you on a path to realizing them.
It is large. Can make you feel belittled or anonymous sometimes.
Best place to get a legal education. Well worth the time and effort.
Applications of Socratic MethodUnconventional and creative thinking World-renowned professors Prestigious with incredible history outstanding alumni
Some of the legacy students are stuffy and arrogant. Facilities could use an upgrade.
Studying at Harvard is costly but pays back in the long run through the recognition you receive from potential employers and the fantastic alumni.
Breadth of coursesFacultyName recognitionLarge diversity within student body
School can seem impersonal at times because of its sizeCambridge gets very cold for most of the year
It's a big school, and big schools have pros and cons. Know that coming in. I like the size, but it may not be everyone.
I appreciate the quality of the colleagues and classroom discussions.
I do not enjoy the faculty to student ratio with the class size.
If you are able to get in, you should absolutely go!
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