CBA 2016: Turning Vision into Action


Over 800 alumni returned to Harvard Law School for the fourth Celebration of Black Alumni (CBA), Turning Vision into Action. The event brought together generations of black alumni to reconnect with old friends, network with new ones and take part in compelling discussions about the challenges and opportunities in local, national and global communities.

Welcome to HLS


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.

GALLERY: Harvard Law School Class Day 2016


Harvard Law School’s 2016 Class Day ceremony featured speeches by actor, producer, businesswoman and philanthropist Sarah Jessica Parker and Harvard Law School Professor Jeannie Suk, winner of the 2016 Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence.

Students spend spring break focused on legal services work

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Each year, teams of Harvard Law School students are given the opportunity to spend their Spring Break experiencing legal services work with clinics and legal organizations in the Boston area, or working on projects around the country and abroad–here, a few students share their accounts, reflecting on the significance of their service.

Justice Louis D. Brandeis: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of his Confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court


In honor of the centennial anniversary of Louis D. Brandeis’ confirmation to the United States Supreme Court, Harvard Law School and the Harvard Law Library are celebrating his relationship with the school, as a student, a devoted alumnus, and as a Supreme Court Justice employing and mentoring HLS graduates.

Students traveled the world for research and clinical work during winter term 2016

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During the 2016 winter term, 65 HLS students traveled to 30 countries conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program. The following are snapshots of 11 student experiences.