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‘You will be the counsel for the situations to come,’ says Minow

May 29, 2015

On May 29, 2015, on Holmes Field, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow congratulated the most recent Harvard law school alumni: 586 J.D.s, 167 LL.M.s and 8 S.J.D.s. “Every student graduating today has traveled a remarkable journey to reach this moment,” she said. “You deciphered, you debated, you served, and you soared. You shoveled snow. […]

Harvard Law School Class Day 2015

May 28, 2015

Harvard Law School’s 2015 Class Day ceremony featured speeches by Gabrielle Giffords, former U.S. Representative from Arizona, and her husband Mark Kelly, a Navy pilot and NASA astronaut, and Harvard Law School Professor Jon Hanson, winner of the 2015 Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. A number of Harvard Law students from […]

Students honored at class day ceremony

May 28, 2015

A number of Harvard Law students from the Class of ’15 received special awards this year during the 2015 Class Day ceremony on May 27. The students were recognized for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession.

‘Be courageous,’ Giffords tells HLS grads

May 28, 2015

Four years ago, then-Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Arizona, was shot in the head and gravely wounded by a gunman in a mass shooting outside a Tucson supermarket. Most people who suffer such an injury don’t survive, as her husband, Mark Kelly, pointed out. But Giffords fought back. On Wednesday, taking the podium to a standing ovation […]

Hanson, Pattanayak honored by Class of 2015 (video)

May 27, 2015

The Class of 2015 selected Professor Jon Hanson to receive the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. He was recognized for his work inside the classroom as “a creative and effective teacher, combining presentations, narratives and hands-on projects,” as well as his work outside the classroom. “We have the power and […]