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We are so glad that many of you could join us on Saturday, December 5, for our first-ever HLS Virtual Reunion. While it wasn’t the in-person celebration in Cambridge that we had all been looking forward to, it was nevertheless an exciting and inspiring program and provided a thought-provoking reconnection with Harvard Law School.

We heard from Dean Manning with news and updates from the Law School, as well as from several HLS faculty members who brought their big ideas and thoughtful insight on issues of justice, government, history, and the Law School’s transition to support online teaching and learning.

Red Book

We’ve created a dynamic online class report, the Virtual Red Book, that we hope will help you reconnect with your classmates during this time of social distancing. The Virtual Red Book will allow you to easily view your classmates’ profile details, read their essays and remembrances, and view the photos they’ve uploaded from their professional and personal lives.

The deadline for reviewing or updating your profile was Sunday, May 2. Submissions are now closed, but we encourage you to view your classmates’ profiles at the following links:

Virtual Red Book Pages


Viewing the Virtual Red Book requires you to claim your HarvardKey if you haven’t done so yet. HarvardKey is the University’s single, convenient log-in for access to online resources, providing simpler, more secure access to the University’s applications and services.

  • If you have not set up your HarvardKey:
    • Visit and click on the Claim Your HarvardKey link.
    • Click the Alumni tab and follow the instructions
    • Please note: You will need your unique 10-digit HAA ID number. You can find this number in the emails you receive regarding Reunion.
  • Once you have your HarvardKey:
    • Visit the Virtual Red Book site and log in using your HarvardKey user name and password.
    • Review and/or update your profile, going through each screen until you receive the message, “Thank you for reviewing/updating your information!”

Questions regarding your HarvardKey?
Please contact HLS Alumni Records at

Questions regarding the Virtual Red Book?
Please contact Harvard Law School Alumni Relations


  • 12pm-1pm: A Conversation with Dean John Manning ’85, moderated by Steven Oliveira, Associate Dean and Dean for Development and Alumni Relations, featuring:
    • Dean John F. Manning ’85, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law
  • 1:15pm-2:15pm: HLS Thinks Big: The Urgency of the Moment, moderated by Dean John F. Manning ’85
  • Faculty Presentations:
    • Misdemeanor Justice
      • Alexandra Natapoff, Lee S. Kreindler Professor of Law
    • Whither the Republic?
      • Annette Gordon-Reed ’84, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Professor of History, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
    • From Protest to Law: A Legal History of the Second Reconstruction
      • Randall L. Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law
    • HLS Thinks Big is a TED Talks-style series by HLS faculty on their cutting-edge research and big ideas in their areas of expertise.
  • 2:30pm-3:30pm: Adapting to Covid: Lessons Learned in Online Teaching and Learning, featuring:
    • I. Glenn Cohen ’03, Deputy Dean, James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, and Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics
    • Leah A. Plunkett ’06, Meyer Research Lecturer on Law and Special Director for Online Education
    • Hear from lead faculty on how HLS transitioned to remote learning and the insights and innovations that were developed in the process.
  • 3:30pm: Closing Remarks by Dean John F. Manning ’85

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Photo Album

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