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4.7 of 5 stars (29 Ratings)

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Harvard Law Review

5.0 of 5 stars

June 2017 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

The classes at HLS are taught by some of the most impressive professors in the world.

Downers

Sometimes feels too big. Can get lost if not careful.

Comments

It is a great place to go to law school.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Fantastic Education

4.0 of 5 stars

January 2017 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

Name recognition, challenging atmosphere, extracurricular activities, campus, ability to cross enroll in other schools

Downers

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

Comments

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.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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

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