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4.7 of 5 stars (27 Ratings)

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Great

5.0 of 5 stars

November 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

It's Harvard, excellent employment opportunities and you will always belong to that institution

Downers

Too much Harvard. They keep saying you are the smartest

Comments

It is the gold standard of legal education. Law firms generally consider Harvard grads to be more pragmatic

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great opportunities, but...

3.0 of 5 stars

March 2016 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Great resources, great scholars, a lot of clinics. Also a lot of great people. Big enough to find people that you are interested in.

Downers

Social scene is less than desirable. Full of gunners. Stressful environment.

Comments

I have not loved it, but would probably make the same choice about going here.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Satisfied Transfer

4.0 of 5 stars

February 2016 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Intellectually rigorous
Incredibly broad spectrum of opportunities
Power of the brand

Downers

Institutional pressure toward intellectual homogeneity
Pompous professors/students at times
Less intimate than my former school

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Top Notch

5.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Diverse student body, many resources to support you & top notch professors.

Downers

Can feel too big, with its history and number of students.

Comments

Do it, you wont regret it. it combines academia with a professional focus.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Special Place

5.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

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.

Downers

It is large. Can make you feel belittled or anonymous sometimes.

Comments

Best place to get a legal education. Well worth the time and effort.

Would You Recommend

Yes

World Class

5.0 of 5 stars

November 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Applications of Socratic Method
Unconventional and creative thinking
World-renowned professors
Prestigious with incredible history
outstanding alumni

Downers

Some of the legacy students are stuffy and arrogant. Facilities could use an upgrade.

Comments

Studying at Harvard is costly but pays back in the long run through the recognition you receive from potential employers and the fantastic alumni.

Would You Recommend

Yes

HLS

5.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Breadth of courses
Faculty
Name recognition
Large diversity within student body

Downers

School can seem impersonal at times because of its size
Cambridge gets very cold for most of the year

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Amazing school!

5.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

I appreciate the quality of the colleagues and classroom discussions.

Downers

I do not enjoy the faculty to student ratio with the class size.

Comments

If you are able to get in, you should absolutely go!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great place

4.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Professors
Students are very smart
Diverse (by law school standards)
Career prospects
International reputation

Downers

Gunners
Not enough international offerings for classes
Many faculty members seem disconnected from student body

Comments

It's an institution in and of itself, which pays off during EIP (OCI) and while applying for jobs internationally.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Not just all academics

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Amazing placement, great classmates, engaging professors, etc. etc. What I wasn't expecting was to make such close friends; with such large class sizes and a small university town feel (cf. Columbia or NYU), you really make lasting relationships with classmates

Downers

Weather is terrible for the entire school year. Campus, outside of WCC, is old and grungy. Placement skews heavily towards NY/DC.

Comments

If you think HLS gives good opportunities but are on the fence for personal reasons, just go -- you'll love it.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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