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 […]

Three Harvard Law faculty deliver commencement addresses

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Charles Ogletree, Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and founding and executive director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, spoke to graduating students at Clafin University on May 10 and at Delaware State University on May 11. Ogletree received an honorary doctorate from Claflin University and urged the graduates to honor their […]

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.

Mindy Kaling, ‘Obsessed with justice’ (video)

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“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.

Harvard Law School celebrates Commencement 2014

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Harvard Law School celebrated the Harvard Law School Class of 2014, conferring a total of 750 degrees—576 J.D.s, 167 LL.M.s, and 7 S.J.D.s. Festivities began on Class Day, Wednesday, May 28, and continued through Commencement, on Thursday, May 29.

LIVE WEBCAST: Harvard Law School celebrates Commencement 2014


Harvard University’s 364th Commencement will begin on Thursday, May 29. At 7:15 a.m., the HLS Class of 2014 will assemble in front of the Harkness Commons’ main entrance for the academic procession march from the law school campus to Tercentenary Theater in Harvard Yard. The University-wide ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m.

Giannini Receives 2014 Sacks-Freund Teaching Award (video)

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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.

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 […]