Harvard Law School

Rank 4 (USNWR 2022)
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Also known as

  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard University
  • HLS

Harvard Law School is a law school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The school was ranked 4 in 2022 by USNWR. Annual enrollment for Harvard Law School is approximately 562.

Admissions website: https://hls.harvard.edu/dept/jdadmissions/

Admissions email: jdadmiss@law.harvard.edu

Admissions phone: 617-495-1551

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Harvard Law School Key Statistics

Previous year ABA 509 data
Percentiles 25 50 75
LSAT 170 174 176
GPA 3.82 3.92 3.98
Miscellaneous Count Percentile
# Applications 9933 99
# Admissions offers 685 -
Class size 562 100
% Accepted 6.9% 99
% Yield 54.0% 97

During the 2022 application cycle, 9,933 people applied and 685 were offered admission.

Harvard University has a 1L class size of 562, and yield of 54.01%. 370 out of 685 applicants who were offered admission accepted, meaning that 54.01% of the people who were offered admission ended up attending the school.

The 1L class at Harvard University has a median LSAT of 174. The 25th percentile LSAT is 170 and the 75th percentile LSAT is 176.

The median GPA is 3.92. The 25th percentile GPA is 3.82 and the 75th percentile GPA is 3.98.

Harvard Law School LSAT & GPA graph for 2021-2022

LSD has stats for 1,930 applicants for the 2021-2022 application cycle.

The graphs show applicant results plotted against GPA and LSAT. The dotted lines on the graphs represent the 25/50/75th percentiles reported by the school in their ABA 509 report from the previous year.

Each data point represents an LSD user that shared their application results for the benefit of future applicants.

Click on a data point to see that user's profile.

25th, 50th, 75th refer to percentiles from last year's admitted class

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Cost of attending Harvard Law School

In 2022, tuition was $68,962 and the annual cost of attending was $104,200 (tuition plus living expenses).

Cost of Attendance (CoA) is the estimated total amount you will have to spend every year to go to school. Unlike tuition, CoA includes expenses like rent, food, and insurance.

Harvard Law School employment outcomes

JD graduates from Harvard University make $190,000 (median) upon graduation if they work in the private sector. If they go into the private sector, a grad can expect to make $65,000.

60.6% of law graduates from Harvard University go directly to work for law firms, while 18.3% clerk for a judge. 11.3% of graduates go into public interest.

98.9% of Harvard University graduates pass the bar on their first try.

Some interesting facts about Harvard Law School

Harvard Law School provides amazing opportunities to study law and related disciplines in a rigorous but collaborative environment. Due to its large enrollment and faculty size, Harvard is distinguished by its unparalleled breadth and depth of courses and clinics, its wide array of research programs, its diverse student body drawn from around the world, and its extensive network of highly respected alumni. Beyond the law school, law students can tap into Harvard University’s extraordinary resources through cross registration and a variety of social and cultural activities.

Harvard Law School’s faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research and generate the most important publications across the legal curriculum, playing an unsurpassed role in influencing jurists and policy makers.

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i used GRE last cycle and only got into BC
Unless you have a 3.9+ i wouldnt recommend (depending on what your goals are)
Did your GREs convert to a similar LSAT?
wonder how the Kj1 people did
Does anyone know if canceled lsat scores still show on the report for the GRE applicant?
no KJ1 wave today?
just got a KJ1!
Last week had 11/3 and 11/4 date changes
Oh and Monday too then. 10/24 was Monday and 10/21 Friday
So Thurs-Mon is when to look for Michigan date change
Idky I thought 10/24 was Friday
Did anyone else receive their KJ1?
Got KJ1 yesterday afternoon. Anyone want to DM me about their experience ?
@stressedabit: On a Sunday?!
NVM ignore above I'm an idiot
Any of y’all do the video essay for Vandy?
Ooos wrong chat
Is there a method to how/when Harvard typically releases interview invites?
It just depends on when you apply and if your stats are good enough
does app status go UR? or can you get KJ1 under complete?
Is this our superbowl?
@BoorishNumerousGolem: the invites usually come out on Thursdays
Does UR and Complete happen at basically the same time?
I'm confused by the email language v the status checker language
seems like KJ1s have all been crazy stat applicants so far
makes sense theyd interview the best of the best first
doesnt look like its based on date of submission though
pretty sure app just goes complete no UR
I think harvard goes complete and under review at the same time