Harvard Law School
By the Numbers
Number of Students: 1,730
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What employers are saying about Harvard Law School
- "I don't know whether it is because of the types of people who gravitate toward Harvard or the way the school prepares its student to be corporate lawyers. However, Harvard graduates perform much better on average than their peers from other schools."
- "Produces smart people, but don't know how to do basic legal research; new lawyers have a sense of entitlement that many of their peers do not"
- "Diverse talents; diverse performance; many superstars, some eccentricity"
- "Often arrogant and think they walk on water even those lower down in the class"
About this School
Harvard Law School is the oldest law school in the country and can trace its roots back to land granted by Isaac Royall's will in 1781. In the 1870s, the school developed a formal first-year law curriculum--requiring classes in civil procedure, property, torts and contracts--now used as the standard in the U.S. However, HLS has recently been reva ... Read More
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