Harvard College (now the undergraduate school of Harvard University) was established in 1636 for men, making it the oldest college in the United States.
Virginia’s College of William and Mary was chartered in 1693 and established in 1779 what is considered the first law school in the United States, when George Wythe was appointed as a Professor of Law and Police.
Tapping Reeve’s Litchfield Law School, in Litchfield, Connecticut, is recognized as the first law school in the United States not associated with a college or university. Reeve taught law to his first student (his brother-in-law) in 1774 at his home and continued teaching students at that location for 10 years. However, the official founding date of the law school is usually considered as 1784, when a separate school building was built on his property specifically for the purpose of law education and the first students were taught within it.