ABA Standard 509: Required Disclosures

In compliance with ABA Standard 509, the following information about Harvard Law School and its JD Program is provided to current and prospective students.  The Standard 509 Information Report is compiled from the latest (AY 2013) information submitted in the annual ABA questionnaire.

Section 509 (b):  A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in the form and manner and for the time frame designated by the Council, the following information:

1. Admissions data
Standard 509 Information Report
Class Profile
2013 Admissions Brochure and Class Fact Sheet

2. Tuition, Fees, Living Costs, Financial Aid
Standard 509 Information Report
• Tuition & fees (resident & non-resident):  $53,308
• Living Costs: $25,392

3.  Conditional Scholarships
Financial Aid Consumer Information
Conditional scholarship retention data is not available because Harvard Law School does not award conditional scholarships as defined under ABA Standard 509(d).  Therefore, we do not post an ABA Conditional Scholarship Retention Worksheet.  

4. Enrollment Data, Transfer, and Attrition/Graduation Rates
Standard 509 Information Report

5. Number of Full-time and Part-time Faculty and Administrators
Standard 509 Information Report
HLS Faculty Directory
Departmental Directory  

6.  Class Sizes, Number of Seminars, Clinical and co-curricular offerings 
Standard 509 Information Report
Clinical Offerings 

7. Employment Outcomes 
Employment Statistics
Employment Summary Report for 2013 Graduates
Employment Summary Report for 2012 Graduates
Employment Summary Report for 2011 Graduates
Employment Summary Report for 2010 Graduates

8.  Bar Passage Rates:   Standard 509 Information Report

Section 509 (c):  A law school shall publicly disclose on its website, in a readable and comprehensive manner, the following information on a current basis:

1.  Refund Policies
Financial Aid Consumer Information

2.  Curricular Offerings, Academic Calendar, and Academic Requirements
Academic Calendar
Course Catalog
Clinical Offerings
Degrees
Academic Requirements

3.  Policies Regarding Transfer Credits
     (i)   Information for Transfer Students
     (ii)  The Law School does not have any articulation agreements with other schools.  

Section 509 (d)  A law school shall distribute the data required under Standard 509(b)(3) to all applicants being offered conditional scholarships at the time the scholarship is extended.  

     The ABA's definition of a conditional scholarship is:  "any financial aid award, the retention of which is dependent upon the student maintaining a minimum grade point average or class standing, other than that orginarily required to remain in good academic standing."  Harvard Law School does not award scholarships that are conditional on law school academic performance; therefore we do not post an ABA Conditional Scholarship Retention Worksheet.  

Last modified: March 18, 2014

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