Summations: Reflections from the Class of 2020

Harvard Law students bring unique experiences to law school and all have tailored their academic careers while at HLS to explore their individual interests, while contributing to the greater community in a myriad of ways. As they prepare to graduate, several members of the Harvard Law School Class of 2020 reflect on the interests they brought to—and the experiences and lessons they will take from—their time at Harvard Law.

D Dangaran '20

D Dangaran ’20

“When someone experiences harm, I want to be there to help”


Kelly Kapianga LL.M. ‘20

Kelly Kapianga LL.M. ’20

An advocate for incarcerated children celebrates Commencement with a special joy


Brian Kulp

Brian Kulp ’20

“I was blessed that law school did not pigeonhole me into any one area of law”


Talia Gillis

Talia Gillis LL.M. ’13 S.J.D. ’20

Talia Gillis brings insights from behavioral economics to law and to life


João Marinotti ’20

João Marinotti ’20

João Marinotti ’20 wants to know how the world works


Portrait of Dylan Asafo in front of greenery

Dylan Asafo LL.M. ’20

“I knew that I wanted to do something to transform society for marginalized groups in New Zealand”


Lauren Beck ’20

Lowering barriers to entry


Niku Jafarnia Portrait

Niku Jafarnia J.D. / M.P.P. ’20

A wealth of ways to advocate for refugees


Portrait of Machteld-van-Egmond on the stone Harvard Law School sign near Pound Hall on HLS campus

Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20

A physician-researcher with a curious mind turns to the practice of law