HLS represented at White House event celebrating 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act


A special reception was held at the White House on July 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On hand to introduce President Barack Obama ’91 and Vice President Joe Biden was Harvard Law School graduate Haben Girma ’13, who is currently a Skadden Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates in Berkeley, Calif. Girma was the first deafblind student to graduate from HLS.

Harvard Law’s WTO moot court team competes in global competition, for fourth straight year


For the fourth consecutive year, a team of students from Harvard Law School, advised by HLS Professor and international trade expert Mark Wu, has made the final rounds of the ELSA Moot Court Competition, a simulated hearing of the WTO dispute settlement system organized annually by the European Law Students’ Association.

Student advocacy pays off: Mass State legislature funds An Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools

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Students in the Education Law Clinic / Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative (TLPI) tirelessly worked over the last few months to encourage Massachusetts state legislators to fund An Act Relative to Safe and Supportive Schools.   In July, both the House and Senate chambers approved $500,000 for the implementation of the statute.  The funding will allow $400,000 in grants to […]

GALLERY: Commencement 2015


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

On the Bench, Commencement 2015 (video)

Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Always a popular photo spot, the Harvard Law School sign (and sometimes bench) is even more popular at graduation. This time-lapse video, taken on May 28, condenses six hours of foot-traffic to and from Commencement ceremonies into two minutes.

Voices from the Class of 2015 (video)

Sudipta Devanath (Voices of the Class of 2015)

In this video, first shown during HLS Commencement ceremonies on May 28, 2015,  students look back on their unique experiences and shared journey at Harvard Law School. A common theme is appreciation for the eclectic backgrounds, interests and points of view of their classmates. One student observes, “we have students who are in the military, founders of non-profits, doctors, artists, social […]