Harvard Law School (HLS) was founded in 1817 and is the oldest continually operated law school in the United States. Today, HLS offers an energetic and creative learning environment that prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching and more. It provides students with a challenging, supportive atmosphere and access to an unmatched array of course and academic offerings, a global alumni network and a bustling campus life. Harvard Law School’s dedicated faculty, made up of 100 full-time professors and 150 visiting professors, offers a range and depth of expertise in all fields of legal scholarship and practice, which no other law school in the country can rival. Its diverse student body represents every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Alumni include leaders in all branches and all levels of government, in academia, in media, in for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations domestically and around the world. HLS is home to the largest law library in the world with a collection of more than 2 million volumes.