Photo Gallery: Commencement 2017

On Thursday, May 25, the Harvard Law School Class of 2017 braved the rain to pick up their diplomas and officially become HLS graduates. Here’s a look at their day of celebration with family, friends and a steady supply of rain ponchos.

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A milestone on the path of law

A milestone on the path of law

June 9, 2017

This year, as they prepared to graduate, several members of the Class of 2017 took time to reflect on their interests and share experiences they will take from their time at Harvard Law.

Wu honored by Class of 2017

June 8, 2017
Wu honored by Class of 2017

The Class of 2017 selected Professor Mark Wu for the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence for his work as a dedicated professor and mentor who cares not only about the intellectual development of his students, but also their emotional well-being.

HLS Dean Martha Minow urges graduates to find connection across difference

May 26, 2017
HLS Dean Martha Minow urges graduates to find connection across difference

During this year’s Commencement ceremonies, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow told graduates and their families and friends that at a moment when differences sharply divide people in this country and around the world, members of the Class of 2017 “share something indelible.”

Harvard Law School Commencement 2017

May 25, 2017
Harvard Law School Commencement 2017

On Thursday, May 25, the Harvard Law School Class of 2017 braved the rain to pick up their diplomas and officially become HLS graduates. Here's a look at their day of celebration with family, friends and a steady supply of rain ponchos.

GALLERY: Harvard Law School celebrates Class Day 2017

May 25, 2017
GALLERY: Harvard Law School celebrates Class Day 2017

Harvard Law School’s 2017 Class Day ceremony featured speeches by Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and Harvard Law School Professor Mark Wu, winner of the 2017 Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence.

Reflections of the Class of 2017: The Bicentennial Class

Graduating J.D.’s and LL.M.’s reflect on how it feels to be part of Harvard Law’s bicentennial class.