The Class of 2022 reflects

Graduating J.D.s and LL.M.s reflect on their law school experience and share their hopes for the future.

Student Profiles

  • Jackson Beard, wearing a pink blazer, sits on a bench outside a building on the Harvard Law School campus.

    ‘I felt so strongly that this was the right place’

    Jackson Beard ’22 has known she wanted to be a lawyer since she was 14 — and she can recall the exact moment that set her on her path to Harvard Law School and her future career.

  • Dionne Fine stands in front of flowering trees on the Harvard Law School campus.

    Back to school

    During an ‘exciting and gratifying year,’ Dionne Koller Fine LL.M. ’22, a tenured professor of law, became a student again.

  • William Greenlaw sits in front of flowers and trees on the Harvard Law School campus.

    Championing the underdog

    William Greenlaw ’22 has his sights set on the ‘least, lost, and left out.’

  • J.V. Langkilde, wearing a blue patterned shirt and necklace, sits in a chair outside on the Harvard Law School campus.

    Family ties

    Aiga and community inspire J.V. Langkilde, a graduating Harvard Law student from American Samoa.

  • Tyler Patrick

    Service comes first

    A student of international law and public policy — and recently-commissioned Marine Corps officer — Tyler Patrick started planning a life of service when he was a boy.

  • Cara Mund, in a black blazer, stands in a hallway on the Harvard Law School campus..

    ‘I was able to feel like I was making an impact’

    Cara Mund ‘22 hopes to leverage tenacity gained as an advocate — and 2018 Miss America — to influence public policy.

  • A man in a blue blazer stands in front of a building on the Harvard Law School campus.

    Engaging in good faith discussion

    Federalist Society President Jacob Richards ’22, who describes himself as a classical liberal, appreciates engaging in good faith discussion of hard issues at HLS.

  • A woman in a white blazer stands in front of a doorway on the Harvard Law School campus.

    A focus on empowerment

    A social entrepreneur from Nepal, Jesselina Rana LL.M. ’22 focuses on human rights and women’s health.

A red banner with the words Harvard Law School peaks out from behind a bush

Who are you, ’22?

As the Class of 2022 prepared to don regalia, graduating students shared what their time at Harvard Law School meant to them

As the Class of 2022 prepares to don regalia, the soon-to-be graduates share what their time at Harvard Law School has meant to them. Continue Reading

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’21 – ’22, in review

A look back through the academic year at Harvard Law, in pictures.

Parting thoughts

Photo illustration of the 2022 last lecture speakers

Words from the wise

Faculty give the gift of knowledge to soon-to-be graduates

In their ‘Last Lectures’ to the Class of 2022, Niko Bowie, Molly Brady, Stephanie Robinson, and Jon Hanson shared thoughts and offered advice that ran the gamut from sound to profound — with nods to oysters and surfing along the way.

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Celebrating the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Full 2022 Commencement Coverage