Welcome to the online information resource for Harvard Law School Class Day and Commencement. On this site you will find general information about activities, details about tickets, events schedule, maps and locations, news, resources for guests with disabilities, and the Class Day and Commencement webcast.
Harvard Law School Commencement 2016 will take place on May 26, 2016 and Class Day will take place on May 25, 2016.
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Commencement Video Coverage
On a day of celebration and achievement, Deval Patrick '78 AB '82, the former governor of Massachusetts, told Harvard graduates he hoped they felt uneasy, unsure, and restless: uneasy about the planet’s big problems, unsure they know all they should, and restless enough to act.
Deval Patrick `82, who recently concluded two terms as the 71st governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, was Harvard’s 2015 commencement speaker.
On Thursday May 28, 2015, the Harvard Law School Class of 2015 officially became HLS graduates. Here is a look at their day of celebration, filled with families, gavels, a former governor—and at least one kazoo.
Always a popular photo spot, the Harvard Law School sign (and sometimes bench) is even more popular at graduation. This time-lapse video, taken on May 28, condenses six hours of foot-traffic to and from Commencement ceremonies into two minutes.
In this video, first shown during HLS Commencement ceremonies on May 28, 2015, students look back on their unique experiences and shared journey at Harvard Law School. A common theme is appreciation for the eclectic backgrounds, interests and points of view of their classmates. One student observes, “we have students who are in the military, founders of non-profits, doctors, artists, social […]