Harvard Law School Top Ranking

Harvard Law School (HLS) is an ivy league school in the US and one of the world's premier law schools, offering the degree programs of J.D. (Juris Doctor), S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), and the LL.M. (Master of Laws) program.

The LL.M. is a one-year degree program with students coming from around the world. International LL.M. students are required to take at least one of the following courses in American Law: Civil Procedure, Corporations, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Property, Taxation, and Torts.

The Law School also offers joint degree programs such as: JD/MBA with Harvard Business School; JD/MPP or MPA-ID with Harvard Kennedy School; JD/MUP with the Graduate School of Design; JD/MPH with Harvard School of Public Health; JD/PhD with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; and JD/LLM with Cambridge University in the U.K.

Notable alumni include Barack Obama (the first African-American President of the United States), Ma Ying-jeou  (the president of the Republic of China, Taiwan), Mitt Romney, Michael Dukakis, etc.

Rankings:

- Rated 2nd among the Best Law Schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report 2010.

- 2nd nationally for the Law Specialty: Dispute Resolution, 3rd for International Law, 6th for Tax Law (US News 2009).

- 1st in the Thomas E. Brennan: Judging the Law Schools Rankings (2008).

- 6th in the ranking of the Top 25 law schools (Vault 2008).

- 4th among the Top Law Schools with the Best Career Prospects (Princeton Review 2008).

- 1st in the Leiter: Law School Rankings by Top Producers of New Law Teachers - Total Placement (2003-2007).

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