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Reflections of the Class of 2018

At the close of the bicentennial year, graduating J.D.s and LL.M.s reflect on their law school experience and share their hopes for the future of Harvard Law School.

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Harvard Law School celebrated its bicentennial year with events, festivals, and a summit that focused on the school’s history and future.

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Commencement 2018

  • Hats Off!

    Hats Off!

    Members of the Class of 2018 gathered in May with family and friends for Commencement festivities, which featured an address from U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.); the presentation of awards to students, staff, and faculty; and a send-off from Dean John F. Manning ’85.

  • Reflections from the Class of 2018

    Futures in Focus

    As they prepared to graduate, four members of the Class of 2018 took time to reflect on their unique interests and share experiences they will take from their time at Harvard Law.

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    Reflections of the Class of 2018 (video)

    At the close of the bicentennial year, graduating J.D.s and LL.M.s reflect on their law school experience and share their hopes for the future of Harvard Law School.

  • In commencement address, Dean Manning shares 'canons for the construction of life'

    Dean Manning shares ‘canons of construction for life’

    Building on lessons learned 'by making good and bad decisions, by accumulating successes and failures and mistakes, and by watching lots of other people do the same,' Dean John F. Manning related five pieces of advice for new lawyers--what he described as 'canons of construction for life'--during his first commencement address as dean of Harvard Law School.

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    Camera-ready: Harvard Law School Commencement 2018

    On Thursday, May 25, the Harvard Law School Class of 2018 received their diplomas at a ceremony on Holmes Field, and celebrated their graduation with family, friends, and picture-perfect New England weather.

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    Snapshots: Harvard Law School Class Day 2018

    On Wednesday, May 23, under blue skies, the Class of 2018 celebrated with friends and family, faculty and staff, and special guests on Harvard Law School's Holmes Field.

Members of the Harvard Law School Class of 2018 gathered in May for Commencement festivities, which featured an address by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), a send-off from Dean John Manning, and the presentation of various awards to students, staff and faculty.