65 Years, Countless Stories: Michelle Wu ’12

This September, Harvard Law School will commemorate 65 years since women first graduated from Harvard Law School. Since that historic milestone, the number of women at HLS has grown dramatically from 13 women in the Class of 1953 to women making up nearly 50 percent of the incoming class in 2018.

This week, on Sept. 14-15, hundreds of Harvard Law alumnae will gather on campus for Celebration 65 to commemorate this anniversary and celebrate HLS alumnae’s contributions to the legal profession and society.

In the “Countless Stories” video series, alumni from across the generations share their HLS experience and explain the difference their legal education has made in their lives.

In this segment, Boston City Counselor Michelle Wu ’12, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Boston City Council in 2013 and the first woman of color to serve as Boston City Council president, discusses her advocacy for inclusion, innovation, and transparency in city government. Read more about Michelle Wu’s journey to HLS and her career as an advocate.