Facts and Figures

6  (out of 9)
The number of current Supreme Court justices who studied at HLS.

7
Number of U.S. solicitors general who have been HLS graduates.

11 (out of 37)
Number of HLS graduates serving as clerks to U.S. Supreme Court justices in the 2006-2007 term.

12
The number of HLS graduates who have served as a U.S. Governor.

25
Percentage of all Supreme Court clerks in the last five years coming from HLS.

32
Joseph Story's age when he became the nation's youngest Supreme Court justice in 1811. Almost two decades later—while remaining on the High Court—Story also became dean of HLS.

73
Number of law review/journal articles published by HLS students in the last 3 years (not including student notes in the Harvard Law Review).

80
Percentage of current J.D. students receiving financial aid.

80+
Number of HLS students serving as teaching assistants throughout Harvard University.

100
Number of HLS courses with 25 or fewer students enrolled.

120+
Number of HLS grads hired into tenure-track law teaching positions in the last five years.

149
Number of current federal judges who are HLS graduates.

260+
The number of courses and electives HLS offers each year.

362
Number of J.D. students who received guaranteed Summer Public Interest Program funding last summer.

568
Number of judicial clerkships attained by HLS grads in the last three years.

900+
Number of HLS students involved in law journals.

1871
The year in which Dean Christopher Langdell published a casebook on contracts; the first casebook used in law teaching in the United States.

1872
The year in which Langdell introduced the Socratic method to HLS.

2 million+
Volumes in the HLS library.

12.5 million
Total grant-aid dollars awarded by HLS in 2006-07.

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