A Day in the Life: Harvard Law School Student



Heather Pickerell is a 1L law student at Harvard Law School. If you want to study at Harvard, apply for a free education assessment here:
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After graduating from Harvard College, Heather worked for two years as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she contracted with the Department of Justice, before enrolling at Harvard Law in the fall. After law school, Heather plans to practice civil rights law and work with organisations like the ACLU, the Human Rights Campaign, or GLAAD.

Follow a day in Heather’s life at one of the world’s best law schools, learn about the rigorous course load and schedule of a 1L Harvard Law student, and listen to Heather’s terrific advice about law school admissions and navigating the law school classroom!

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39 comments

  1. im in 7th grade and have wanted to go to Harvard law school since 5th grade, shes truly an inspiration to me. i want to be a civil rights lawyer just like her and i want to work against sexism, racism, and for LGBT just like her. i felt that way prior to seeing this video but now shes making me want to achieve that more. thank you.

  2. I don’t know why people are going on about her eloquence. Most people at top law schools talk like this. They read a lot and they have a large vocabulary because that’s what law school is— you read a ton and have to analyze and synthesize cases sprinkled with complex language. If you’re not a good speaker then that likely means you’re not a big reader or a particularly competent one. And no, reading Harry Potter doesn’t count.

  3. 'people should be obligated' – doesn't make sense using 'should' and 'obligated' in the same sentence – even much more when it's articulated from a Harvard law student lol

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