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Harvard University Law School

Harvard University
1563 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138
Admissions Phone: (617) 495-3109
Admissions Email: jdadmiss@law.harvard.edu
Web site: http://www.law.harvard.edu
Admissions URL: http://www.law.harvard.edu/Admissions/JD/apply.php

Admissions Information

Fall 2010 Admissions Information
Director of admissions Toby Stock
Application deadline 02/01
Full-time program application fee $85
Part-time program application fee N/A
Besides the fall semester, can enter in N/A
Fall 2008 Admissions and Enrollment Statistics
Total number of full- and part-time applicants 7,099
Total number of full- and part-time acceptances 819
Overall acceptance rate 11.5%
Total number of full- and part-time first-year students enrolled 556
Number of full-time program applicants 7,099
Number of full-time program acceptances 819
Full-time acceptance rate 11.5%
Number of first-year full-time students enrolled 556
Number of part-time program applicants N/A
Number of part-time program acceptances N/A
Part-time acceptance rate N/A
Number of first-year part-time students enrolled N/A
Fall 2008 GPA and LSAT Scores
25th-75th percentile GPA scores for all students 3.74-3.95
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for all students 170-176
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for full-time students 3.74-3.95
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for full-time students 170-176
25th-75th percentile undergraduate GPA for part-time students N/A
25th-75th percentile LSAT scores for part-time students N/A

Career Information

Bar Statistics (Winter and Summer 2007 administrations)
State where the greatest number of first-time test takers took the bar NY
School's bar passage rate for first-time test takers 99.2%
Statewide bar passage rate for first-time test takers 76.7%
Class of 2007 Graduates
Total graduates 577
Graduates employed at graduation 97.2%
Graduates known to be employed nine months after graduation 99.3%
Starting Salaries of 2007 Graduates Employed Full-time
25th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Median private sector starting salary $160,000
75th percentile private sector starting salary $160,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information 99%
Median public service starting salary $54,000
Areas of Legal Practice (Class of 2007)
Percent employed in academia 1.4%
Percent employed in business and industry 6.7%
Percent employed in government 2.7%
Percent employed in all judicial clerkships 20.6%
Percent employed in law firms 63.5%
Percent employed in public interest 4.9%
Percent employed in an unknown field 0.2%
Percent employed in a judicial clerkship by an Article III federal judge 18.2%
2007 Graduates Employment Location
Graduates employed in-state 11%
Graduates employed in foreign countries 3%
Number of states where graduates are employed 39
New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT) 12.8%
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA) 34.1%
East North Central (IL, IN, MI, OH, WI) 6.5%
West North Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD) 1.4%
South Atlantic (DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) 16.8%
East South Central (AL, KY, MS, TN) 1.3%
West South Central (AR, LA, OK, TX) 3.4%
Pacific (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA) 17.2%
Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY) 3.1%
Employment location unknown 0.4%
Career Services
Career services operations: HLS offers comprehensive career services for students seeking employment in settings ranging from law firms to academe to government to non-profits. The Office of Career Services operates the nation's largest on-campus interviewing program. The Office of Public Interest Advising assists those seeking public service positions and helps students land their ideal public interest jobs.
Job Type
Bar admission required or anticipated (e.g., attorney and corporate counsel positions, law clerks, judicial clerks) 90.0%
J.D. preferred, law degree enhances position (e.g., corporate contracts administrator, alternative dispute resolution specialist, government regulatory analyst, FBI special agent) 7.0%
Professional/other (jobs that require professional skills or training but for which a J.D. is neither preferred nor particularly applicable; e.g., accountant, teacher, business manager, nurse) 3.0%
Nonprofessional/other (job that does not require any professional skills or training or is taken on a temporary basis and not viewed as part of a career path) 1.0%

 

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