Harvard Law School recently unveiled sweeping changes to make the first-year experience for students more individualized.
But UNC officials say changes at the top-notch law school will not affect the actions of UNC administrators.
Harvard Law will spend $20 million next fall to decrease class sizes and create smaller units, called "colleges," within the department.
Steve Armini, Harvard Law spokesman, said students and faculty feel small classes will be beneficial, allowing smaller groups of students to participate in everything from advising to intramural sports.
He said that because Harvard is one of the nation's largest law schools, it must try to provide students with a personalized learning experience. "Harvard Law has the best of both worlds," Armini said. "We are able to maintain the benefits of a large law school while simultaneously offering small classes."
Third-year Harvard Law student Derek Ho of Shervorn, Mass., said he feels that the general consent among the student body is that classes are too large.
Ho said that many classes contain about 140 students, creating an unproductive classroom dynamic.
"Law classes are conducted in such a manner that the professor will call on a student at random, which results in a conversation between two people while the other 138 students look on," he said.