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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 1,898 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.

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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 public 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.

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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 feel like they would have released a substantial number of people off the WL if they were full
But it seems like they only released a few
Plus I’m not sure how high the interview conversion rate is for those that got an interview so
thats true
from last years WL data it looks like all additional interview invites went out in May though
and May is almost over
Looks like OldManDan13 had an interview last week? And who knows they might do a huge wave of IIs this week
Has anyone gotten the week ahead email?
week ahead email just went out
Interviews: We do not plan to send out any invitations to interview. Offers of Admission: We expect to offer admission to a few candidates this Wednesday, May 24. Waitlist Release Decisions: We plan to release a number of candidates from the waitlist at the end of this week. Miscellaneous: This Wednesday and Thursday we will gather to celebrate the Class of 2023 at the HLS Class Day and Commencement exercises. Our staff will be helping our colleagues at these ceremonies and will be available only intermittently.
Anyone still waiting for an interview invite or have majority of the people on the WL gotten one?
Even though they said they’re not sending out any this week
@Soulgaurdia: an earlier post said that last year all the remaining interview invitations went out by the end of May. Would be brutal if the same happened this year, but does anyone else have reason to believe it is different this year? Particular suspicious given last week they said KJ had finally finished reading *all* LOCIs. Hard to believe that they wouldn't find a reason to invite any additional people to interview from that bunch...
Yeah that would be brutal…do you know if they give feeler calls the day before the A wave or do they usually do it the day of?
No but I assume they don't. Seems like you just wait for the Monday email to see when they are calling to admit people. This week they are doing it on Wednesday, per the email yesterday.
Anyone get a feeler call yet?
Have they started admissions calls today?
i got a call! KJ made sure I was still interested and said HLS will be in touch soon
Thanks. Were you interviewed recently or before March 20?
interviewed last week
Congrats! Did anyone else get a call?
I got an acceptance call!
Just now?
Yes, within the last hour
Are Rs coming today or tomorrow do we think? Would be a tragic start to the long weekend if tomorrow. Kind of wish they released Rs before As
There's one R on the results page dated to today. No idea if that means they've finished releasing folks from the wl this week.
Just got an R about an hour ago
Sorry to hear. Thanks for updating in the chat
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