Harvard Law School 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 School 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 Law School 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.
Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-3179
Deadline: February 1 but law school applicants are encouraged to apply much earlier.
Entering Harvard Law School students must start in the fall.
Number of 2016 applicants: 5,207
Number of 2016 matriculants: 562
LSAT (median): 173
GPA (median): 3.86
LSAT range (25 to 75 percentile): 170 to 175
GPA range (25 to 75 percentile): 3.75 to 3.96
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 (2016-2017): $58,242
Room, board and other: $26,758
Total estimated cost of attendance: $85,000
Students who receive grants: 48.2%
Median grant amount: $21,080
Harvard Law does not award conditional scholarships
Bar passage differential: 18.63%
Transfers out: 2
Net transfers: 53