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Latest News from HLS Class Day and Commencement 2014

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    Exit interview! Voices from the Class of 2014 (video)

    In this 2014 commencement video, graduating law students reflect on how they “found heart” at Harvard Law School.Continue Reading »

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    Dean Minow to grads: ‘Use your powers of imagination’

    Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow congratulated Harvard Law School’s newest alumni May 29 on Holmes field. “We searched the world for each and every one of you—and you have exceeded our hopes,” Minow told the Class of 2014, which included 576 J.D.s; 167 LL.M.s; and 7 SJDs. She took time in her brief speech […]Continue Reading »

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    Preet Bharara: ‘Try to be good’ (video)

    Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, urged Harvard Law graduates at the 2014 Class Day ceremony not to squander the precious and powerful gift of their Harvard Law degrees.Continue Reading »

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    Mindy Kaling, ‘Obsessed with justice’ (video)

    “You’re probably wondering why I’m here,” comedian, actress, writer and producer Mindy Kaling said at Harvard Law School’s Class Day gathering on May 28. Kaling, star of the Fox TV show “The Mindy Project” and producer, actress, and writer on the NBC sitcom, “The Office,” offered several reasons, all in trademark self-deprecating and offbeat sense of humor.Continue Reading »

  • Elliot Schwab: HLS Commencement profile

    A man of many talents

    Law School graduate Elliot Schwab multitasks, from music to real estate to Talmudic studiesContinue Reading »

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    Exemplary clinical students recognized

    Harvard Law School’s Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs has honored two graduating students who exemplify putting theory into practice through clinical work. This year’s honorees are Lerae Kroon ’14 and Brett Heeger ’14.Continue Reading »

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    Giannini Receives 2014 Sacks-Freund Teaching Award (video)

    Clinical Professor Tyler Giannini was selected to receive the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. He was selected by the Class of 2014 in recognition of his teaching ability and general contributions to student life at the law school.Continue Reading »

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    Students honored at Class Day ceremony

    A number of Harvard Law students received special awards this year during the 2014 Class Day ceremony on May 28. The honored students were recognized for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession.Continue Reading »

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    History by degrees

    The Harvard Gazette recently published “History by degrees,” an article and slideshow featuring Harvard diplomas of the 17th and 18th centuries. The article, which looks at the early history of Harvard diplomas, features a slideshow of Harvard diplomas, including: ·      The earliest Harvard Law School diploma in the University’s collections, from 1839. It memorializes an […]Continue Reading »

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