Members of the Harvard Law School Class of 2017 gathered this week for two days of Commencement festivities which featured an address by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, a send-off from Dean Martha Minow, and accolades bestowed on students, staff and faculty including Mark Wu, who was honored by the Class of 2017 with the Sacks-Freund award for Teaching Excellence.

This year Harvard Law School will celebrate 200 years of leadership, talent in its many forms, and service. The HLS Bicentennial officially kicked off at Commencement 2017, with special recognition of the class of 2017 as the Bicentennial class. Over the course of the year, special programs and events will focus on the law school’s history, future, and the vital importance of law and the legal profession in addressing the complex challenges facing the world.