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Bicentennial Web BannerThe Harvard Law School Bicentennial is a yearlong celebration with programs and events focusing on our history, our future, and the vital importance of law and the legal profession in addressing the complex challenges facing our world.

Capstone Event

  • April 2018:HLS in the Community” – Highlighting the Law School’s local and global community contributions.

Past Events

  • May: Recognition of the Bicentennial Class of 2017 at Commencement
  • June 14: HLS Staff Bicentennial Bash – an afternoon party for all staff! View photos from the event.
  • September 15-16:HLS in the Arts” – A community-wide arts festival showcasing the dazzling array of HLS talents in music, literature, film, dance, and the visual arts.
  • October 26-27:HLS in the World” – A bicentennial summit of academic sessions and programs devoted to legal issues of pressing importance.


You can also dive into the past 200 years of HLS when you visit the bicentennial website at The official site for all things bicentennial, HLS200 will be updated regularly with new events, exciting details, and interactive content, including:

Additional features – many of them interactive – will be added in coming weeks.

Explore the HLS200 Website


If you have any questions about the bicentennial or want to contribute content to the HLS200 website, please feel free to contact us at