Harvard Law prides itself on intellectual vigor and social engagement as well as on professional excellence. Its graduates join the ranks of some 37,000 alumni who are leaders in law, government, academia, and the corporate and non-profit worlds.
The JD program at Harvard Law emphasizes the development of practical skills and judgment through active participation in clinics, externships, and student practice organizations. The School believes that student-faculty relations form the core of its educational experience, and strives to keep its student/faculty ratio low.
Harvard is particularly noted for the scope of legal education it offers. It gives students over 230 elective courses to choose from, in addition to opportunities for specialized study through the School’s many research centers and programs. Students interested in joining law with another discipline also have the option of pursuing joint degrees with Harvard Business School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-3179
Deadline: February 1 but we generally encourage applicants to apply earlier.
Number of 2014 applicants: 5,485
Number of 2014 matriculants: 568
LSAT (median): 173
GPA (median): 3.88
LSAT range (25 to 75 percentile): 170 to 175
GPA range (25 to 75 percentile): 3.77 to 3.95
LSAT range (25 to 75 percentile): 171 to 176
GPA range (25 to 75 percentile): 3.78 to 3.97
Harvard Law School offers the LIPP (Low Income Protection Plan) which helps graduates who accept qualifying jobs in low-paying fields such as non profits.
Tuition (2014-2015): $53,308
Room, board and other: $25,392
Total Estimated cost of attendance: $78,700
Students who receive grants: 47.5%
Median grant amount: $19,800
Student faculty ratio: 11.9 to 1