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Virtual Commencement 2021 Updates

Virtual Commencement 2021 Updates

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Regalia Purchase Information

While students will not be required to purchase regalia for Commencement, we know that some may like the option. The Commencement Office has worked with The Harvard Coop to make approved Harvard regalia available to all Class of 2021 graduates. Regalia will be available to order online through The Harvard Coop. All student [...]

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"Law" signs above graduates' heads

Student Oration Competition

There is an opportunity for students to speak at the University’s Commencement ceremony through the 2021 Student Orations Competition. Being chosen by the University as one of the three orators at Harvard’s ceremony is considered to be among the highest honors a student can achieve.

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Commencement Coverage from Harvard Law Today

Commencement Coverage from Harvard Law Today View all Commencement 2021 coverage

Summations

Summations

June 3, 2021

Graduating students share thoughts on their aspirations, challenges, and making the most of their HLS experience.

‘The world needs you’

May 27, 2021
‘The world needs you’

At commencement, Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’85 praised graduates’ courage and spirit and commitment to service amid the pandemic and encouraged them to bring the same qualities to the hard work ahead of making progress against the “many problems” and “grave ills” this year has brought into sharp focus.

The alchemist

May 27, 2021
The alchemist

Keyon Lo LL.M. ’21 hopes to combine his legal and artistic skills to promote fairness and diversity

‘Nothing is as it has been and I miss your face right now’

May 27, 2021
‘Nothing is as it has been and I miss your face right now’

Class of 2021 members of Scales of Justice commemorate graduation with a performance of "Rivers and Roads"

Harvard Law School 2020 – 2021 year in review

May 27, 2021
Harvard Law School 2020 – 2021 year in review

Despite being remote for the 2020 – 2021 academic year, the Harvard Law School community managed to stay connected though a host of online activities, including lectures, student Zoom theme nights, global snack exchanges, and an occasional virtual dance lesson.