Harvard Admissions from India


lawblue
HLS gives admissions to students from around 60 countries every year. And I believe they admit only a certain number of students, with little variation, from every country each year, in some kind of a proportion [which perhaps won't be arbitrary].

I am curious to know on a average how many Indian students are admitted every year. Given India's population and its enormous produce of law graduates each year [largest in the world] the competition amongst its students vying for HLS is extremely fierce. Please, those of you in the know, enlighten.

I am a HLS aspirant from India.

HLS gives admissions to students from around 60 countries every year. And I believe they admit only a certain number of students, with little variation, from every country each year, in some kind of a proportion [which perhaps won't be arbitrary].

I am curious to know on a average how many Indian students are admitted every year. Given India's population and its enormous produce of law graduates each year [largest in the world] the competition amongst its students vying for HLS is extremely fierce. Please, those of you in the know, enlighten.

I am a HLS aspirant from India.
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I believe around 15 students from India were admitted to HLS this year.
I believe around 15 students from India were admitted to HLS this year.
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lawblue
Gosh 15!

Thanks a ton nemo@nautilus. Finally an answer after hundreds of views. I gather from your posts that you are from brasil. Those from india who probably could answer my query, never bothered or rather are un-helpful.

I always thought Indian admissions were'nt more than 8. 15 this year should probably make it the largest group at HLS LLm. Is it a bit disproportionate? Going by HLS yardsticks I think it is, although I am not and can't profess to be an expert here. It's probably the sheer quality of Indian students. Im not sure about the past/historical number of Indian admissions, but I think its been steadily increasing.

Anyways thanks again nemo@nautilus.
Gosh 15!

Thanks a ton nemo@nautilus. Finally an answer after hundreds of views. I gather from your posts that you are from brasil. Those from india who probably could answer my query, never bothered or rather are un-helpful.

I always thought Indian admissions were'nt more than 8. 15 this year should probably make it the largest group at HLS LLm. Is it a bit disproportionate? Going by HLS yardsticks I think it is, although I am not and can't profess to be an expert here. It's probably the sheer quality of Indian students. Im not sure about the past/historical number of Indian admissions, but I think its been steadily increasing.

Anyways thanks again nemo@nautilus.

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I am at Harvard this year, they've taken around 10-11 of us from India, others are of Indian origin but setlled elsewhere. As such HLS took in 190 people this year as compared to 160 usually, so that also might have been a reason for the larger intake
I am at Harvard this year, they've taken around 10-11 of us from India, others are of Indian origin but setlled elsewhere. As such HLS took in 190 people this year as compared to 160 usually, so that also might have been a reason for the larger intake
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lawblue
Thanks Indian student.
Since you are studying at HLS please let me know [if you are aware] about the basic profiles of the Indian students, like whether they all belong to the top 8-10 law schools, etc.

My profile and my future plans are law teaching, academia, research. Im in top 5% to the university, but it's not one of the top 8-10 universities in India. I passed law 3 years back, have publications, research, law teaching and practice...

Thanks in advance for the above of any helpful comments from all.
Thanks Indian student.
Since you are studying at HLS please let me know [if you are aware] about the basic profiles of the Indian students, like whether they all belong to the top 8-10 law schools, etc.

My profile and my future plans are law teaching, academia, research. Im in top 5% to the university, but it's not one of the top 8-10 universities in India. I passed law 3 years back, have publications, research, law teaching and practice...

Thanks in advance for the above of any helpful comments from all.
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Besides students from the National Law schools, there are students from Symbi, DU and GLC. Most of us have some work experience. I really do not know what they look for, but your profile sounds really interesting. All the best
Besides students from the National Law schools, there are students from Symbi, DU and GLC. Most of us have some work experience. I really do not know what they look for, but your profile sounds really interesting. All the best
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lawblue
Thanks a lot, this information should boost my morale. All the best to you too
Thanks a lot, this information should boost my morale. All the best to you too
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Hi,

I am curious to know on a average how many Indian students are admitted every year. Given India's population and its enormous produce of law graduates each year

15-20
Hi,

I am curious to know on a average how many Indian students are admitted every year. Given India's population and its enormous produce of law graduates each year

15-20
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damini
is there any engineering student from india who is interested in pursuing law at Harvard?i study in one of the top 10 engineering colleges. i would love some guidance regarding the preparation for LSAT,interviews etc.
is there any engineering student from india who is interested in pursuing law at Harvard?i study in one of the top 10 engineering colleges. i would love some guidance regarding the preparation for LSAT,interviews etc.
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ricechex
Damini -

Your questions are probably best answered at a forum for J.D. applicants (e.g. top-law-schools) but the soonest you'll be able to apply is this fall for admission next fall. As a foreign applicant your LSAT score will be critical; you will need at least 170, probably higher.

There are not many Indian engineering students who come to US JD programs. Keep in mind that a US JD is mainly useful to practice US law and is less valuable in other countries. Most schools (other than Harvard) will not provide funding for international students.

Interviews are really not a big deal (5-10 minutes, basic questions), and other than Harvard almost no JD program has them. Worry about an LSAT score first.
Damini -

Your questions are probably best answered at a forum for J.D. applicants (e.g. top-law-schools) but the soonest you'll be able to apply is this fall for admission next fall. As a foreign applicant your LSAT score will be critical; you will need at least 170, probably higher.

There are not many Indian engineering students who come to US JD programs. Keep in mind that a US JD is mainly useful to practice US law and is less valuable in other countries. Most schools (other than Harvard) will not provide funding for international students.

Interviews are really not a big deal (5-10 minutes, basic questions), and other than Harvard almost no JD program has them. Worry about an LSAT score first.

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damini
Thanks for answering my queries.

I had one more question. Are there any other universities in USA that provide LLM degrees to students who do not have a law background?
Thanks for answering my queries.

I had one more question. Are there any other universities in USA that provide LLM degrees to students who do not have a law background?
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