Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Harvard Law School celebrated the Class of 2011 at a ceremony on Holmes Field, in front of Langdell Library. Actor Alec Baldwin, selected by the graduating class as the 2011 Class Day speaker, delivered remarks as part of the program. Faculty, students, and staff were honored for their contributions to the HLS community: Professor Jon Hanson received the Sacks-Freund Teaching Award, and staff member Will Howell received the Suzanne L. Richardson Staff Recognition Award. Also honored was Elizabeth “Libby” Benton ’11, winner of the 2011 Andrew L. Kaufman Pro Bono Service Award, for performing over 2,300 hours of free legal services while at HLS. Sarah Min ’11 received the inaugural William J. Stuntz Memorial Award for Justice, Human Dignity and Compassion, which recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to these principles while at Harvard Law School. The award was created this year in honor of the late William Stuntz, a renowned scholar of criminal justice at Harvard Law School.

Here, we present a retrospective of the day in pictures.

Click on the image to view a slideshow of Class Day 2011.