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HLS Commencement

  • Elizabeth Warren

    ‘Have courage,’ Elizabeth Warren urges Harvard Law School’s Class of 2021

    May 26, 2021

    In her Class Day speech, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren congratulated graduating students and implored them to use their power to work for change because ‘the world needs you.’

  • Claire Yi JD ’20

    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.

  • Portrait of Princess Daisy Akita outside

    Reflections of the Class of 2020

    May 28, 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.

  • Dean Manning at Podium in front of Langdell

    The Intrepid Class of 2020

    May 28, 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.”

  • Bryan Stevenson

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

    May 28, 2020

    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.