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.

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

Credit: Gerard Kolenbrander

Machteld van Egmond LL.M. ’20

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