Overall Student Rating
4.8 of 5 stars (6 Ratings)

Rating Breakdown

5 Stars (5)
4 Stars (1)
3 Stars (0)
2 Stars (0)
1 Star (0)
Attend this School? Submit a Review
< Click Stars to Rate
  • < Click Stars to Rate
  • < Very Dissatisfied
  • < Dissatisfied
  • < Netural
  • < Satisfied
  • < Very Satisfied
Start Your Review ...

Want to Review a Different School?


Submit a Review and Get 7 FREE DAYS of Vault Gold

Displaying 1-6 of 6 Student Reviews

Sorted by:

It's Harvard Law School

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Incredible array of courses and extracurricular activities. Lots of help with the job search.

Downers

One drawback of the school's large size is that you probably won't get that small school, everybody knows everybody feeling as you're walking around campus.

Comments

One other plus is that the culture is not as cutthroat as you might expect. People expect you to be at the top of your game, but hardly anyone is uncollegial.

Would You Recommend

Yes

HLS

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Diversity of the student body, facilities, great faculty, access to large legal markets (Boston, NY), brand name

Downers

I haven't found a large turn off yet. I had a low expectation about the life of a law student, and have enjoyed it so far.

Comments

Harvard is a big school with a large class, and thus offers a variety of courses that may not be available in other schools.

Would You Recommend

Yes

HLS

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Truly the best law school experience in the country for anyone committed to practicing law.

Downers

Students can be extremely competitive; there is a bit of a pressure cooker environment, especially 1L year.

Comments

The size can be good because there is a huge range of student activities, journals, affinity groups, etc. However, unlike many other law schools, you will not know all or even most of your classmates.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Big Fish in a Big Pond

4.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Quality of professors and of legal scholarship; premier institutions such as Harvard Law Review; beautiful campus with great technology; numerous employment opportunities for graduates.

Downers

Highly competitive environment; large classrooms and substantial amounts of work.

Comments

The significant resources available at Harvard Law School can be best used if you know what you are looking for. As you explore classes and other opportunities on campus, don't forget to keep your eye on the ball.

Would You Recommend

Yes

HLS

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

The internationalism and diversity of options in terms of clinics, courses, journals -- everything. As former dean Elana Kagan said: HLS is the New York City of law schools.

Downers

The size of the school means that it can feel a bit too big at times. The faculty and administration could do a better job connecting with JD students.

Comments

This school isn't for everyone -- but it's incredible. The resources and scope of offerings are unmatched.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Harvard Law School

5.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Varied course offerings and extracurriculars; dean is very responsive to students. There are many opportunities post-graduation beyond law firms and support to help you think through those opportunities.

Downers

Occasionally you may confront egos or other students hyper-focused on grades and prestige. But not generally.

Comments

Harvard law school has many opportunities for a variety of interests and you can cross-register and other Harvard school and the Fletcher school. The students and professors are amazing and it is a great place to expand your mind.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Become a Vault Basic Member

Complete your Vault Profile and get seen by top employers

SALARY FINDER

SALARY FINDER

Health Service Administrator

  • $0
  • 25
  • 50
  • 75
  • 100
  • 100+
Yearly Salary Range (US$ Thousands)