Today, the Harvard Law School welcomed the 2001 incoming J.D., S.J.D., and LL.M. classes. In his welcoming address, Dean Robert C. Clark called this group of students, “trailblazers as important as the Law School’s first class in 1817.” Clark noted that the incoming J.D. class will be divided into seven sections instead of the traditional four. This will result in smaller class sizes and greater student-faculty interaction. These “Law Colleges” will extend beyond the classroom through social and intellectual activities.

The changes to the first-year program are part of the Law School’s recently completed Strategic Plan which will shape the school’s academic program for the next 15 to 20 years.

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