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Harvard University Law School

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36 Ratings

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“Amazing School”
June 2019CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

I like the Harvard name the best, as it's the best school.

Downers

It is a tough school, and a lot of smart people are there.

Comments

You should study hard and be responsible and organized to survive.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great school, easy to get lost in the masses”
March 2019FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

The professors and (most) of the students are amazing. It's very easy to find a professor to connect with and build a strong relationship with for future references/recommendations. The administration is committed to student success.

Downers

It's very easy to get lost in the masses because the school is one of the biggest law schools in the country. Each incoming 1L class is 500+ students, and then there are a lot of non-JD students too. You really have to look out for yourself and reach out to resources because the number of students means that resources are only available upon request. Old money feel wasn't great either.

Comments

Despite its size and old money feel, I wholeheartedly recommend the school because it will be only the beginning of an amazing legal (or non-legal) career.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“The best of the best”
June 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Your classmates will be brilliant and your professors will be the best in their field.

Downers

The school is expensive and the weather could be better.

Comments

Take advantage of all the events put on by Harvard and HLS in particular. When you're practicing, you won't have time to explore.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great school!”
June 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Excellent academics, great professors, but the best part is the brilliant, friendly students.

Downers

Not much to say here - there is something for everyone.

Comments

First year can be tough, but get excited because it will likely be a great three years.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Overpriced”
May 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

A solid legal education, and an environment of brilliant people.

Downers

A high pressure, high anxiety environment that can leave you with nightmares.

Comments

Think long and hard before signing 20 years of student loan payments.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great students”
April 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

The students are the best in the nation, without question.

Downers

The atmosphere is much better to students than it used to be.

Comments

It is the best law school in the nation, without question.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great School”
December 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Unbeatable alumni network, world class professors, and student body/ wonderful library

Downers

Sometimes narrowly focused on prestigious aspects of practice, such as appeals--not a lot of practical focus on trial work

Comments

I cannot overstate the value of the school's alumni network. It is truly a fantastic resource throughout your career.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Harvard Law Review”
June 2017FORMER 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”
January 2017FORMER 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”
November 2016FORMER 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

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