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Bicentennial Web BannerThe Harvard Law School Bicentennial was a yearlong celebration with programs and events focusing on our history, our future, and the vital importance of law and the legal profession in addressing the complex challenges facing our world.



Dive into the past 200 years of HLS through the bicentennial website at The official site for all things bicentennial, HLS200 includes interactive content such as:

Explore the HLS200 Website

Past Events

  • May 2017: Recognition of the Bicentennial Class of 2017 at Commencement
  • June 14, 2017: HLS Staff Bicentennial Bash – an afternoon party for all staff! View photos from the event.
  • September 15-16, 2017:HLS in the Arts” – A community-wide arts festival showcasing the dazzling array of HLS talents in music, literature, film, dance, and the visual arts.
  • October 26-27, 2017:HLS in the World” – A bicentennial summit of academic sessions and programs devoted to legal issues of pressing importance.
  • April 20, 2018: “HLS in the Community” – An exploration of the school’s local and global contributions of service with problem-solving hackathons, faculty-led sessions, and presentations from HLS clinics and programs.