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5.0 of 5 stars
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!
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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.
The reputation is a big asset for job searching. The faculty has interesting backgrounds and there are classes on virtually every topic.
The size of the class is too large to get to know everyone.
There are competitive people at every school, but it's not felt as much as you would expect here.
Incredibly bright classmates to engage with, top/star professors, unbound opportunities both for academic work and networking
A culture of elitism, needs more diversity, class sizes are too big
The best of the best for a reason. The hard part is getting in.
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.
It's really big, which can be a downside if you prefer an environment where everybody knows each other.
Come visit! Sit in on a class and talk to students. Only you can decide what's the right fit for you!
Great StudentsGreat ProfessorsBeautiful CampusAmazing LibraryCareer OptionsPrestige
ColdDepressingNo Fun Intense and Competitive SnowyLarge Class sizes
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.
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