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HLS Report of Gifts

Harvard Law School is proud to express our immense gratitude to the alumni, friends, organizations, and others who have supported our mission.

November 5, 2021. Harvard Law School Fall Campus shots.
  • Countries Represented by Annual Fund Donors 50
  • Students in the J.D. Class of 2025 559
  • Donors in the HLS 1817 Society 5,604
  • Pro bono hours completed by J.D. Class of 2023 384,552
Dean John F. Manning '85

A Word From the Dean

Because of your support, Harvard Law School is able to offer an innovative legal curriculum that teaches our students how to think critically, listen generously, and lead wisely. One thing I have found is that our students, across many generations, come to HLS because they want to make a difference—to lead lives of meaning and purpose, to make the world better through the work that they do. You play a crucial role in making that dream a reality. Together, we will continue the important work of training the next generation of great Harvard lawyers and leaders, addressing society’s most urgent problems, and pursuing the highest ideals of law and justice.

– Dean John F. Manning ’85

This year’s Report of Gifts honors those gifts made from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023, with special recognition for Reunion-year classes. Below, you can find the honor roll listings, statistics and demographics from the past fiscal year, updates from HLS, and more.

Facts and Figures

Student Demographics

J.D. Class of 2025

  • 559 enrolled students
  • Representing 174 undergraduate institutions
  • By the numbers:
    • 145 Phi Beta Kappa inductees
    • 68 members of Congress served
    • 51 advanced degree holders
    • 24 editors-in-chief
    • 9 embassy staffers

LL.M. Class of 2023

  • 184 new students
  • 56% women
  • 63 citizenship countries/jurisdictions represented
  • 23 Supreme or Constitutional court clerks
  • 13 Fulbright Scholars

S.J.D. Program

  • 50 candidates total, with 9 new matriculants in fall 2022
  • 27 countries/jurisdictions represented

HLS Clinics: 2022-2023

  • Clinical Placements in 2022-23: 1,161
  • J.D. Class of 2023 Participation in Clinics: 89%
  • Average Pro Bono Hours Per J.D. ’23 Student: 673 – a new record for HLS
  • Total Pro Bono Hours by the J.D. Class of 2023: 384,552

The Harvard Law School Honor Roll of Donors

In grateful recognition of our dedicated supporters, access the 2022–2023 honor roll listings here. A text-only version of the honor roll is also available.

View the Honor Roll


We would like to honor the many volunteers who further our mission through their tireless fundraising efforts with the Annual Fund.

Donor Societies

We would also like to offer special thanks to our leadership donors who comprise our dedicated giving societies, all listed in this year’s honor roll. Read more about each giving society below. 

  • Third Century

    As Harvard Law School continues into a third century, we are profoundly grateful for our most dedicated benefactors, past and present. In appreciation of the generous alumni and friends whose philanthropy transformed the Law School and left an indelible mark, the Third Century Society honors those who have made gifts of $1 million or more over their lifetimes or through their estates.

  • Dean’s Circle

    The Dean’s Circle recognizes alumni and friends whose leadership support enables the dean of Harvard Law School to shape the future of legal education, to fund the latest innovations, to advance the mission of HLS, and to invest in today’s outstanding law students—and tomorrow’s lawyers and leaders. Dean’s Circle members made generous gifts of $100,000 or more between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

  • Langdell

    Named after Christopher Columbus Langdell, the dean of Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895 who transformed American legal education by introducing the standard first-year curriculum and developing the case method, the Langdell Society recognizes generous alumni and friends whose contributions support the continued excellence of Harvard Law School. Langdell Society members made gifts of $10,000 to $99,999 between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023.

    In special appreciation of young alumni whose early-career generosity is integral to the growth and future success of HLS, GOLD (graduates of the last decade) alumni who made gifts of $5,000 or more between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023 are recognized as members of the Langdell GOLD Society.

  • 1817 Society

    Since Harvard Law School’s founding in 1817, the philanthropic spirit and loyalty of alumni and friends have allowed HLS to fortify its position as the pinnacle of legal education. The continuity of support from consistent donors provides stability in the Law School’s capacity to innovate, educate, and inspire. The 1817 Society recognizes those who contributed to HLS for five or more consecutive years. Members of the 1817 Society are denoted in the honor roll with a diamond (◊) symbol.

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If you have not yet made your gift this year, we hope you will renew your support today. Thank you for making a difference at HLS.

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