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“Harvard Law School offers students a curriculum of unparalleled breadth: more than 400 courses, seminars, and reading groups that together reflect the remarkable range of the faculty’s expertise and interests. More than half of these courses have fewer than 25 students enrolled, including more than 75 seminars in which small groups of students work closely with faculty.” (Harvard Law Website) One example of Harvard Law School’s more intimate academic settings is the faculty-led reading groups of only 10-12 first-year students.

Harvard Law School also presents its students with the opportunity to gain practical experience by participating in one of its clinics. “With clinical placements in more than 30 areas of the law and the opportunity for students to create their own, HLS has more clinical opportunities than any law school in the world.” (Harvard Law Website) To name a few, Harvard Law School offers clinical placements in its: (1) Child Advocacy Program; (2) Criminal Justice Institute; (3) Cyberlaw and Intellectual Property Clinic; (4) Death Penalty Clinic; (5) Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; and (6) Harvard Legal Aid Bureau. In accordance with its efforts to promote public service, Harvard Law School requires all its J.D. students to complete 40 hours of pro bono work in order to graduate. Many students participate in the clinics in order to meet this requirement.

In addition to its J.D. Program, Harvard Law School has joint degree programs, including a: (1) JD/MBA with Harvard Business School; (2) JD/MPP or MPA-ID with Harvard Kennedy School; (3) JD/MPH with Harvard School of Public Health; (4) JD/MUP with the Graduate School of Design; (5) JD/PhD with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and (6) JD/LLM with Cambridge University in the U.K.

For those students wishing to obtain an advanced degree, Harvard Law School offers the LL.M (Master of Laws) and the S.J.D (Doctor of Juridical Science).

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