GALLERY: Commencement 2015

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

GALLERY: Harvard Law School Class Day 2015

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Harvard Law School’s 2015 Class Day ceremony featured speeches by Gabrielle Giffords, former U.S. Representative from Arizona, and her husband Mark Kelly, a Navy pilot and NASA astronaut, and Harvard Law School Professor Jon Hanson, winner of the 2015 Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. A number of Harvard Law students from the Class of ’15 received special awards for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession.

2015 J-Term International Travel Grant Recipients

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During the 2015 winter term, 52 HLS students traveled to 26 countries conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program, which includes the Cravath International Fellowships, the Reginald F. Lewis Internships, the Mead Cross Cultural Stipends, the Andrew B. Steinberg Scholarships, and the Human Rights Program Grants.

Drawing on community and social justice: Art exhibition at Legal Services Center

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This month, the Harvard Law School Legal Services Center in Jamaica Plain held an art opening: the theme was community and social justice.  The artists and guests of honor at the March 5 event were more than 50 sixth-graders from the Helen Y. David Leadership Academy in Dorchester, along with their teachers and the school’s […]

Home Rule within Enemy Lines: Capturing life in a WWI internment camp

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During World War I, about 400,000 “enemy aliens” were imprisoned by all sides in camps on nearly every continent. During that time, Germany’s only exclusively civilian prison camp, Ruhleben Gefangenenlager, became a model of civil functionality.

Gallery: A look inside the 2014 Ames Moot Court Competition

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The final round of Harvard Law School’s annual Ames Moot Court competition was held this year on November 18, and was presided over by the Hon. Antonin Scalia ’60, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; the Hon. Adalberto Jordan, U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit; and the Hon. Patricia Millett ’88, U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit.