Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. It is a highly prestigious and respected American law school with about 2,000 students in Cambridge, Massachusetts. According to the college and university rankings published annually by U.S. News and World Report, in 2005 HLS was ranked second in the country, behind Yale Law School.
The school was established in 1817 and has operated continuously since then. This makes Harvard the oldest law school in the United States, although it was predated by the law faculty at the College of William and Mary.
Berkman Center for Internet & Society
The Harvard Law School includes the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, which focuses on the legal study of cyberspace. The Center sponsors conferences, visiting lecturers, and residential fellows. Members of the Center do research and write books, articles, and weblogs with RSS 2.0 feeds, for which the Center holds the specification. The Center's headquarters is a small Victorian wood-frame building next to the bigger brick-and-stone Harvard Law School buildings. Its newsletter, "The Filter", is on the Web and available by e-mail, and it hosts a blog community of Harvard faculty, students and Berkman Center affiliates. The Berkman Center is funding the Openlaw project.
See also: Harvard University people
Harvard Law School in popular culture
The story of several movies takes partially place at the School. Most of them have scenes filmed on location at or around Harvard University. They include:
Many popular movies feature characters introduced as Harvard Law Graduates. Some of these movies include: