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Harvard University LAW EXC
Cambridge MA, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney Law School
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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Program Description:


Harvard University - Harvard Law School
Location: Cambridge, MA
Year Established: 1636
Student population: 21,000 (4,800 international students)
Harvard University is the oldest higher education institution in the United States and is one of the highest ranked universities in the world. It is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research and is famous for its influence on the world – it’s produced no less than 47 Nobel Laureates, 32 heads of state and 48 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Harvard houses the world’s largest academic law library and the Law School is home to an intellectually interesting and diverse faculty. Each year, professors from other parts of Harvard University and other law schools around the world, as well as practicing lawyers from law firms, government, and public interest organizations, contribute their specialized skills and knowledge to this rich curriculum.  It offers a wonderful student experience, steeped in tradition with access to world-renowned courses and more than 400 student organisations and 42 varsity sports for you to engage in. 

Unique characteristics
The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Harvard Law School is America’s oldest continuously operating law school and offers renowned academics and extraordinary resources. It offers more than 200 classes with 25 or fewer students, and more than 100 seminars in which small groups of students work closely with faculty. Teaching styles vary by professor, but typically, students should expect more of a dialogue between professor and students, rather than solely a lecture.

Cambridge offers an eclectic experience of scholars, students, history, Bauhaus architecture, craft, music and food. It’s just 10 minutes by subway from downtown Boston, one of America’s most forward thinking cities. Here there are universities, libraries, technology centres and financial institutions – it has possibly more researchers and PhDs per capita than anywhere else in the world. You can easily walk around this fascinating city and the public transport system is excellent. There is the ocean, lakes, mountains and wilderness nearby.

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s: Law

Exclusions: Pre-doctoral exchange students must take courses at Harvard Law School unless they receive approval to cross-register into courses at other Harvard Schools (such as Government or Business).  Doctoral students may not enroll in courses but may audit with permission.
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Fall Term: September- December
Spring Term: January - May

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


12-13 Credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
All Harvard Law School courses, seminars, clinicals and written work—with the exception of courses offered Credit/Fail—will be graded Honors, Pass, Low Pass, or Fail (“H, P, LP, or F”).
More information on the host university's grading system 

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.

Language Requirement
See language requirement for non-native speakers of English.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city

Housing options are offered by the host university
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information on the Student Exchange Program provided by the host university
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar
Orientation will be held at the beginning of the semester.
Support Services 
The International Legal Studies and Dean of Students Office provide services and assistance to exchange students.
Information from the host university
Information from the Embassy of the United States of America in Australia

Student Experiences

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