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Academics

From its inception, Harvard Law School has opened up a world of opportunity for its students. From the development of the case method and the birth of clinical education to our ongoing curricular innovations, HLS has transformed legal education and set the standard for training exceptional lawyers and leaders.

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Curriculum

Harvard Law School offers students a curriculum of unparalleled breadth: more than 500 courses, seminars, and reading groups that together reflect the remarkable range of the faculty’s expertise and interests. Teaching and mentoring take place side by side, as faculty and students learn together and collaborate on meaningful projects.

Clinical and Experiential Learning

Experiential education is a key component of the rigorous academic program at Harvard Law School. Harvard Law School offers more clinical opportunities than any other law school in the world. Through clinics and other opportunities, students gain invaluable hands-on legal experience while making a positive impact in people’s lives and communities.

“Clinics are among the most valuable things that students can pursue while they’re at law school: actually sitting down and applying law and working with clients shows you what the profession is all about.”

—Blythe Edwards ’24