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Top five photo ops for commencement

These spots on the Harvard Law campus are favorites for capturing the magic of graduation

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Harvard Law School’s beautiful campus — with lush greenery and many buildings with different architectural styles, from Austin Hall to Gannett House to the stately columns of Langdell Hall — provides great backdrops for Class Day and Commencement photos. And don’t forget about other special spots, including the World Sculpture.

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5.  Austin Hall: The arches! The stone!

Two women and two men wearing graduation caps and gowns and holding their diplomas. They're standing outside under the archway of a building, smiling and being silliny.

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4.  WCC archways: A perfect frame.

Two students wearing graduation caps and gowns pose under the arch of a building.

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3.  Langdell steps:
The steps on either side of the majestic Langdell Hall provide an excellent location for group photos.

Large group of graduates wearing caps and gowns and holding their diplomas and standing on steps.

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2.  Harvard Law School backdrop: This has become a favorite since being introduced several years ago. Updated this year with the new shield! You can find it in the lobby of the WCC.

Students wearing graduation caps and gowns stand in front of a Harvard Law School fabric backdrop while other students take their pictures. Other students waiting to take their photos.

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1. Harvard Law School stone benches: Located on either side of Pound Hall, the benches are the top photo spot. Get there early — there’s usually a line on Commencement Day!

Three couples, one woman wearing a graduation cap and gown, pose with a young girl at a stone sign that reads: Harvard Law School.

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A man wearing graduation cap and gown and holding a diploma gets his rega;ia fixed by his father and mother. They're standing outside behind a stone bench that reads: Harvard Law School.

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Two women wearing graduation caps and gowns and holding purses pose on top of a stone bench that reads: Harvard Law School.

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