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Harvard Law School

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Basic Information
Type: 
Private
Enrollment: 
1752

Harvard Law School is the oldest continuing law school in the U.S. and, along with Yale Law School, the most prestigious. It is also one of the largest, with more than 1,700 students enrolled. Harvard's large class size and its prestige have led to many distinguished alumni, including President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Ted Cruz, Ralph Nader and five of the current sitting Supreme Court Justices — John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan, who also served as dean from 2003 to 2009. 

While the school is expensive and students rack up a sizeable debt, the job opportunities more than make up for the risk. The school typically has one of the best employment rates in the nation, with graduates finding employment in all 50 states. It also boasts one of the best bar pass rates in the U.S.

But it is one of the most selective schools in the U.S., with the highest LSAT score and a GPA that is near the top. It's faculty are some of the most famous law professors in the nation. 

Admission Profile
 LSATGPA
75th Percentile
Median
25th Percentile
Financial Profile
 ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition
Tuition Part-time
Living Expenses
Median grant$21080
Percent receiving grants48.00%
Estimated net tuition
Employment & Bar Exam Profile
 Rate
Post-grad employment 96.00%
NJ Employment
Bar Passage95.33%
State76.70%
Website: 
www.law.harvard.edu