wysiwyg

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, on March 20, 2020, the University announced it would be necessary to postpone the in-person commencement exercises. Virtual commencement will be held on May 28, and the in-person ceremony will be postponed to a later date.

Watch the Live Stream

Watch the Live Stream

Watch the live webcast of the Harvard Law School Virtual Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 28. A current Flash player may be required to view the broadcast. The Virtual Commencement Program is available for download.

Commencement Coverage from Harvard Law Today

Commencement Coverage from Harvard Law Today View all Commencement 2020 coverage

Harvard Law School 2019-2020 year in pictures

Harvard Law School 2019-2020 year in pictures

May 28, 2020

A look back at the 2019-2020 academic year, from summer orientation for incoming students and campus events and celebrations, through the changes brought on by a global pandemic, sending everyone away from campus. But still keeping everyone together thanks to online teaching, learning, and community.

Reflections of the Class of 2020

May 28, 2020
Reflections of the Class of 2020

As we close an unprecedented year, graduating J.D.s and LL.M.s reflect on their law school experience and share their hopes for the future of Harvard Law School.

The Intrepid Class of 2020

May 28, 2020
The Intrepid Class of 2020

Addressing graduating S.J.D.s, LL.M.s, and the first class of J.D.s he welcomed as dean three years ago, Dean John F. Manning ’85 saluted them for showing “resilience, strength, adaptability, and purpose,” and urged them to build “career[s] of meaning and purpose.”

Stevenson: “We have to find ways to create more equality, more opportunity, more justice”

May 28, 2020
Stevenson: “We have to find ways to create more equality, more opportunity, more justice”

This year's commencement speaker, renowned public interest attorney Bryan Stevenson ’85 urged HLS graduates to keep their hopes intact and work to change the narratives that sustain inequality.