Legal Studies courses allowed me to think of different issues in the law and later succeed in Harvard Law. From the classes, I developed foundational skills for law school: building an argument, interpreting the legal texts, and thinking and speaking in a legal language. I was lucky that the Legal Studies Program already built such a great foundation for me even when it wasn’t a structured program yet.
I would recommend Legal Studies courses to both students interested in becoming lawyers, and those who just want to understand the world around them better. Looking back, I think mentorship from the Legal Studies faculty is the reason I am at my dream law school now. Professor Coughlin’s guidance truly changed the course of my life.