Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, Cambridge

    Cambridge, MassachusettsLocation
    SchoolSchool type
    Estd 1817established year

    Harvard Law School: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

    Founded in 1817, Harvard law school is one of the oldest operating law schools in the United States. The university has a total enrollment of 1740 full time students every year. The law school boasts the largest academic law libraries in the whole world and houses a faculty of more than 250 experts in their own fields. It follows a semester based calendar and is located in Cambridge.

    Harvard Law School offers admissions in L.L.M., J.D. L.L.M., J.D. MBA and various other programs. The total enrollment of the university is 1,990. There are more than 250 plus faculties at the university.


    Type of University Private
    Year of Establishment 1817
    Campus Setting Urban
    Total Enrollment 1,990
    Total Faculty 250+

    Harvard Law School Rankings

    • The law school was ranked in the 3 rd place in best law schools 2020 by the US News.
    • It was also ranked no.1 in Business law 2020 by the US News.
    • The law school was ranked 7 th in tax law 2020 by the US News.

    Harvard Law School Campus

    Harvard law school campus

    The law school is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts and contains a total of 19 buildings. It also consists of the HLS legal clinic, where older students can partake and is the largest offering made by any institute in the world.

    The school is in close proximity of 5 miles to the Boston Airport. One can explore through more than 90 student organisations offered by the school and the periodic journals by the students. The main buildings of the law school are mainly the Austin,Hauser,Langdell and Wasserstein hall, located on the same campus. It is a private university under the parent school of Harvard University. Almost 33% of the students live on campus.

    Residence Facilities at Harvard Law School

    The on campus housing consists of 4 residence halls.

    Category Basic Amenities No. Of Residents Additional 
    Gropius hall communal kitchen, lounge, wi-fi, laundry facilities, personal bookshelves 20 per hall consists of 364 rooms, cheapest on-campus hall, extremely close to dining hall building 
    hastings hall communal laundry and bathrooms, communal kitchen eating table, wi-fi and extra long twin bed 56 suites with 97 residents it has the largest rooms and is the only dorm with suitemate option 
    north hall private bathroom, wi-fi, communal kitchen, dresser, long twin size bed, built-in closet 112 single dorms only on campus with private bathroom, elevators and air-conditioning, private in nature
    HLS apartments private bathrooms and kitchen, wi-fi, full-size bed, built-in closet, microwave, proper living room equipped with tv apartment style with single bed most private living option, 9-month lease facility, no security deposit required and fully furnished

    Students can opt for off campus housing including the unaffiliated housing options and the Harvard University Housing option. The HUH consists of more than 70 properties. However, two of them, Terry terrace and 29Garden street are located in the HLS block.

    The dining hall of the campus is located in the Harkness commons. Other on campus dining options include Harkness Café, Pub Grille and the Harkbox Cafe.

    Programs offered at Harvard Law School

    Harvard Law School offers programs in Criminal Justice, Law and business, law and history, law and science technology, law and government. The law school offers courses in the JD program, Graduate program including the LLM and SJD program. For students pursuing expertise in other fields, the school offers special joint degree programs in different programs of study like in law and public health, law and urban planning, law and business. The school partners with the Harvard Business school, the Harvard Kennedy school, University of Cambridge and many more to present the joint degree programs. The law school also facilitates study abroad programs where students can have on ground exposure of other top law schools located in different countries.

    Cost of Attendance

    The estimated cost of attendance for international students at the university is mentioned-below:

    Category  Cost
    tuition and fee $68150
    room and board $26438
    mandatory student health fee $1240
    waivable insurance plan  $3922
    books and supplies $1400
    travel allowance  $1650
    total $102800

    Application Process

    International students who want to seek admissions at Harvard Law School can follow the below-mentioned application details:

    Application portal: Students can apply via the Online portal of the university.

    Application fee: $85

    Supporting documents:

    • Official Transcripts
    • 2 letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement
    • Resume
    • Registration application for CAS(duly paid)

    Scholarships & Financial Aid

    The school does not offer any full-ride scholarships. It only offers need based scholarships for international students to study in the USA. The following financial help and scholarship is available to students:

    • Hudson county bar foundation scholarship
    • Juvenile and restorative justice scholarship
    • MAWL scholarship

    The other scholarships include controversial legal topic scholarship, American association for justice scholarship minority corporate counsel association scholarship.

    Alumni Network

    A few alumni benefits include full membership to the Harvard faculty club, an annual membership to the MIT/Harvard coop ,discounts on all purchases in store and online at the coop,inspection copies of the HLS case studies, annual subscription to the digital magazine of HLS. A few notable alumni include Barack Obama ( former president of the US), Michelle Obama (former first lady of the US), Lady Arden( Justice of the supreme court of the UK), Ted Cruz(US senator).


    The graduation rate of the university is 90.5%. Students with little or no experience are known to pull a median salary of $143000. Students earn $234000 on an average at mid-career. The school is known as one of the top law schools in the world and attracts the best companies across the world , as well as top profile places in the government positions of the countries.

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    Harvard Law School Overview

    Insitution type
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    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $65,875 / Year

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    Harvard Law School Acceptance Rate

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Post Graduate Program
    $65,875 / Year
    On Campus
    Residence Rates (Type 2 Single)
    $8,472 / Year
    Residence Rates (Type 1 Single)
    $7,598 / Year


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    9.7 /10

    The reason was quite normal for me to get enrolled in this college. In fact, particularly saying about this college then I didn't choose HLS, It chose me. The best moment in educational life was when I got approval from this college. It was like dream come true for me.

    Course Curriculum :

    My one year LLM course curriculum consisted of every law segment subject such as corporate law, constitutional law, etc. Apart from that numerous debate sessions, practice hours, seminars, external exposure with different law firms were some of the parts of my degree.

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    9.5 /10

    There is no need to elucidate my reason for getting into this school. It is almost every student's dream to get approval from this college. I got this grand chance after getting acceptance for my MBA after my graduation. The most unforgettable days of my life I had spent in this college. My academic records had been fortunately quite high since my school days and this thing really helped me to pursue my dream here.

    Course Curriculum :

    The course curriculum that had been given to me in my MBA here was literally incredible. From class sessions to seminars, everything was of top-notch quality. The detailed concept and inner depth management strategies were some of the key aspects of my course.

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    7.8 /10

    I knew very well about the popularity and placement opportunities that the college provides. It was always at the top of my priority list. So I decided to apply to the college but was not sure whether I will be able to get admission or not. The application can be made through the college website for $85.

    Course Curriculum :

    The joint degree program is divided into two-course, one central and fundamental course, JD at the Law School, and another, either a Master in Public Policy (MPP) or a Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) at the Kennedy School.

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    9.2 /10

    Harvard law school gives a different environment to explore the world and also provides practical experience of different tasks. The process of admission was simple and fine because of these benefits I opted for Harvard over other law schools. The application fee was around $85 and the mode for payment was online through credit card.

    Course Curriculum :

    The curriculum provides many opportunities to showcase their skills in different things. The syllabus of the program also offers the law of Britain and Europe which gives extra knowledge and exposure. The curriculum is designed as students can choose various courses, For example, some students take courses from environmental laws to corporations to public international laws, and some select and focus on only one scope of the area. The advanced curriculum helps to transform leadership qualities also.

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    Cambridge, MA 02138, United States

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