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Harvard Law School (colloquially, Harvard Law or HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard Law is considered one of the most prestigious law schools in the United States. It is the country's second-oldest law school, and the oldest in continuous operation. It is also home to the largest academic law library in the world. The school's frequent referencing in American culture has led the Wall Street Journal 's law blog to declare that there was "no doubt...Harvard Law School holds a special place in our nation?s collective consciousness". Harvard Law introduced what would become the standard first-year curriculum for American law schools - including classes in contracts, property, torts, criminal law, and civil procedure - in the 1870s, under Dean Christopher Columbus Langdell. At Harvard, Langdell also developed the case method of teaching law, which became the dominant model for U.S. law schools.
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Harvard Law is considered a Moderately Competitive law school, which accepts only 18% of its applicants. Comparatively, Harvard is Significantly Higher than the average cost for law school.
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Harvard Law is considered to have a Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Above Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Harvard is Average.
The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Harvard University 1L section size is 55% larger than law schools in Massachusetts and 61% larger than all PRIVATE law schools.
Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Harvard University class of 2019 had an employment rate of 100% with 1% pursuing an additional degree.
In 2019, 79.0%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.