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Closing arguments

Graduating students reflect on life before, during and after Harvard Law

This year, more than 750 students will receive degrees from Harvard Law School. Each brought unique experiences to law school and all have tailored their academic careers while at HLS to explore their individual interests. As they prepare to graduate, several members of the Harvard Law School Class of 2015 reflect on the interests they brought to law school and the experiences they will take from their time at Harvard Law.


GALLERY: HLS Class Day 2015

HLS Class Day featured speeches by Gabrielle Giffords, former U.S. Representative from Arizona, and her husband Mark Kelly, a Navy pilot and NASA astronaut, and Professor Jon Hanson, winner of the 2015 Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence.
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VIDEO: On the bench

Always a popular photo spot, the Harvard Law School sign (and sometimes bench) outside Wasserstein Hall is even more popular at graduation.

GALLERY: Commencement 2015

On Thursday May 28, 2015, the Harvard Law School Class of 2015 officially became HLS alums. Here is a look at their day of celebration, filled with families, gavels, a former governor—and at least one kazoo.
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Harvard History

GALLERY: History by Degrees

Early Harvard diplomas provide a glimpse into the past

It was not until 1813 that Harvard College graduates received something at Commencement they could keep: a uniformly sized, textually common diploma in Latin. Read more

Test your Commencement knowledge

How well do you know Harvard’s age-old Commencement traditions? Take this quiz and find out!

GALLERY: Seal of approval

The long, swirling history of the Harvard ‘arms’

The story of the Harvard arms is writ deep in the past: Veritas, which is Latin for “truth,” was adopted as Harvard’s motto in 1643, but did not see the light of day for almost two centuries. Read more

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