A Worldwide Community

In the quarter-century since HALS’ founding, our alumni network has grown from a small community of like-minded classmates to a global network of professionals spanning dozens of countries and a vast array of industries and disciplines.

Wherever they have gone and whatever careers they have pursued, HALS alumni are at the forefront of their chosen fields and play a vital role in building bridges between Asian and North American professional communities. Our alumni include not only attorneys, but entrepreneurs, journalists, academics, judges, authors, activists, bureaucrats, and politicians.



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Where Are They Now?

Over a third of HALS alumni have made their careers in Asia.

All Harvard Law Students? Roughly 97% stay in the United States after graduation.


Top Cities for HALS Alumni

  • New York City (20%)
  • San Francisco Bay Area (12%)
  • Hong Kong (10%)
  • Washington, DC (7%)
  • Los Angeles (6%)
  • Beijing (5%)
  • Tokyo (5%)
  • Boston (4%)
  • Seoul (3%)
  • Shanghai (2%)
  • Singapore (2%)
  • Chicago (2%)
  • London (2%)
  • Bangkok (2%)
  • Houston (1%)
  • Taipei (1%)

HALS Alumni are . . .

Global Lawyers

  • More than 10% of alumni are law firm partners
  • Alumni are at over 40 of the AmLaw 100
  • At all of the Vault top 15 firms
  • At four of the five Magic Circle firms
  • And at four of the Big Five Japanese firms
  • Alumni also serve as judges, prosecutors, and government lawyers

Business Leaders

  • Around 6% of alumni founded or lead a company or firm
  • Alumni are at all Big Three management consultancies
  • At five of the nine largest investment banks
  • And are in-house at about one fifth of the Fortune 50

Public Servants

  • More than 10% of alumni work in government, at NGOs, or at public interest groups
  • At a range of international organizations, including the WTO and IMF
  • And include elected officials at the local, state, and national level
  • As well as diplomats, bureaucrats, and activists around the world

Educators

  • Over 6% of alumni work in higher education
  • Alumni work at top law schools in more than 5 countries
  • These include 7 of the T14 universities
  • As well as the leading law schools in Japan, Hong Kong, and Mainland China
  • And include not only professors, but law school deans

…and Much More!



Statistics drawn from 475 alumni who were active participants in HALS