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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

D Dangaran ’20: “When someone experiences harm, I want to be there to help.”

May 26, 2020
D Dangaran ’20: “When someone experiences harm, I want to be there to help.”

D Dangaran ’20, this year's William J. Stuntz Award winner, intends to focus on gender issues and transformative justice long-term.

Kelly Kapianga LL.M. ’20: An advocate for incarcerated children celebrates Commencement with a special joy

May 26, 2020
Kelly Kapianga LL.M. ’20: An advocate for incarcerated children celebrates Commencement with a special joy

Drawing inspiration from his time at HLS, Kelly Kapianga LL.M. ’20, who founded a nonprofit to provide legal services to juveniles, aims to combat corruption in Zambia.

Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20: A physician-researcher with a curious mind turns to the practice of law

May 24, 2020
Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20: A physician-researcher with a curious mind turns to the practice of law

A physician-researcher, Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20 explored the intersections among empirical science, law, and medicine during her LL.M. year at Harvard Law School.

At Harvard, Niku Jafarnia J.D. / M.P.P. ’20 found a wealth of ways to advocate for refugees

May 24, 2020
At Harvard, Niku Jafarnia J.D. / M.P.P. ’20 found a wealth of ways to advocate for refugees

With the aim of advocating for refugees, Niku Jafarnia J.D. / M.P.P.’20 focused on the intersection of refugee rights, armed conflict, and counterterrorism as joint law and public policy student at Harvard.