I often respond to questions from readers on the law school admissions process. Here is a question I recently responded to:
Q: What should an undergraduate do during college to get into Harvard Law School?
A: As a Harvard Law School graduate who also worked for 5 years as a law school admissions counselor for Kaplan and Harvard College before and during law school, my personal insight into the way Harvard Law School admissions works is that the ranking order of importance of each component of the application is as follows:
- College major – perceived rigor and difficulty
- Recommendation letters – personalization and strength of the recommendation
- Personal statement
- Extracurricular activities – leadership experience and track record