Harvard Law School presents students with tremendous opportunities to engage in the world. With students coming from more than 85 countries to study here and with hundreds of current students going abroad each year to work, study, engage in research, or advocate for change, HLS is truly a global crossroads. Each year, the Law School offers more than 90 courses, seminars, and reading groups taught with an international, foreign, or comparative law component. Research centers, such as the East Asian Legal Studies Program or the Program on International Financial Systems, offer students access to visiting scholars and cutting-edge ideas through colloquia, conferences, and research opportunities. Harvard’s 5,000 alumni living outside the United States provide an unparalleled network for potential collaboration and camaraderie. In addition, scholars come to HLS from all over the world to make use of the incredible international collections housed in the law library.