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4.8 of 5 stars (18 Ratings)

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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

Harvard Law

3.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Huge Class sizes lead to tons of opportunities in the form of clubs, programs, events, etc.

Downers

EAsier to get lost in the shuffle. Some professors are coasting or are more research than teaching based.

Comments

The harvard name is really helpful. However, the corporate push is real lif you want public interest.

Would You Recommend

Yes

It's Harvard!

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Diversity of student body, diversity of class choices, large size of student body, resources, facilities, professors, usually collaborative,

Downers

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

Comments

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!

Would You Recommend

No

HLS

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Great people. Great professors. Section love. New building (WCC) is awesome. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

Downers

Heavy workload. High learning curve- takes a while to adjust to amount of reading and learn how to read cases properly. 100% finals.

Comments

Harvard has a great variety of classes and activities. Don't miss out.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Great people, many opportunities

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The reputation is a big asset for job searching. The faculty has interesting backgrounds and there are classes on virtually every topic.

Downers

The size of the class is too large to get to know everyone.

Comments

There are competitive people at every school, but it's not felt as much as you would expect here.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The best of the best

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Incredibly bright classmates to engage with, top/star professors, unbound opportunities both for academic work and networking

Downers

A culture of elitism, needs more diversity, class sizes are too big

Comments

The best of the best for a reason. The hard part is getting in.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Lives up to Its Billing

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Great professors, for the most part. Classes in almost every imaginable subject area. Ability to take cross-registered classes with other Harvard schools. Great job prospects and career services help.

Downers

It's really big, which can be a downside if you prefer an environment where everybody knows each other.

Comments

Come visit! Sit in on a class and talk to students. Only you can decide what's the right fit for you!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Harvard Law School Review

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

Great Students
Great Professors
Beautiful Campus
Amazing Library
Career Options
Prestige

Downers

Cold
Depressing
No Fun
Intense and Competitive
Snowy
Large Class sizes

Comments

Harvard is the best school to go to start a legal career. It's tough, but law school is tough anywhere. At least here you graduate with a near guarantee of 160k.

Would You Recommend

Yes

it is what it is

5.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

You will get a job. You will take classes with incredible professors. The opportunities and the network are unreal.

Downers

No merit scholarship. Competitive. Stressful. Hard to get into clinics and classes.

Comments

Think about the debt and the legal market you're targeting. Get ready to keep chasing prestige.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Prestige and good people

4.0 of 5 stars

August 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

The people are diverse and way more down to earth than one would expect of Harvard Lw.

Downers

The gunners are on a whole other level of intensity bordering on psychopathy.

Comments

If you're choosing between Harvard and a school giving you a scholarship, choose Harvard. You won't regret it.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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