65 Years, Countless Voices: Haben Girma ’13

This September, Harvard Law School commemorated 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.

On Sept. 14-15, hundreds of alumnae gathered on campus for Celebration 65 to commemorate this anniversary and celebrate HLS alumnae’s contributions to the legal profession and society.

In the “Countless Voices” 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, Haben Girma ’13, the first deaf-blind student to graduate from HLS, discusses her advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities and her work at the intersection of law, education and civil rights. Read more about Haben Girma’s journey to HLS and her career as an advocate.