Gallery: HLS gathers for Election Day 2016

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Students, faculty, and guests entering Harvard Law School’s Wasserstein’s ground-floor lounge on election evening were greeted by two large sheet cakes decked out with red, white, and blue balloons, along with stars made of frosting.

Harvard Law students help win presidential clemency for inmates

Clemency Project Students

Last spring, the Criminal Justice Policy Program developed an initiative to provide representation to incarcerated people petitioning President Obama for clemency. Twenty-six Harvard Law students volunteered to work with a team of pro bono attorneys to represent clemency petitioners, in what has become the largest law student-based clemency initiative in the country.

Welcome to HLS

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Orientation for new students in the J.D., LL.M. and S.J.D. programs wrapped up last week. They were kept busy with ice cream socials, campus tours, lawn games, a visit from Judge Merrick Garland and section photos, capped off with a welcome by Dean Martha Minow in Sanders Theatre.