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5.0 of 5 stars
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.
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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!
4.0 of 5 stars
ProfessorsStudents are very smartDiverse (by law school standards)Career prospectsInternational reputation
GunnersNot enough international offerings for classesMany faculty members seem disconnected from student body
It's an institution in and of itself, which pays off during EIP (OCI) and while applying for jobs internationally.
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
Weather is terrible for the entire school year. Campus, outside of WCC, is old and grungy. Placement skews heavily towards NY/DC.
If you think HLS gives good opportunities but are on the fence for personal reasons, just go -- you'll love it.
3.0 of 5 stars
Huge Class sizes lead to tons of opportunities in the form of clubs, programs, events, etc.
EAsier to get lost in the shuffle. Some professors are coasting or are more research than teaching based.
The harvard name is really helpful. However, the corporate push is real lif you want public interest.
Diversity of student body, diversity of class choices, large size of student body, resources, facilities, professors, usually collaborative,
Can be a high stress culture, participation in student groups can feel very tokenistic or only as part of a resume builder, sometimes competitive, dislike the winter problem solving workshop for 1Ls
Students who want to spend their 1L summer doing public interest work are basically guaranteed funding - however, it's not very much - about 3500 for 10 weeks in NYC will barely cover rent!
Great people. Great professors. Section love. New building (WCC) is awesome. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Heavy workload. High learning curve- takes a while to adjust to amount of reading and learn how to read cases properly. 100% finals.
Harvard has a great variety of classes and activities. Don't miss out.
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