Students honored at Class Day ceremony

Recipients of The Dean’s Award for Community Leadership

A number of Harvard Law students received special awards this year during the 2012 Class Day exercises on May 23. The honored students were recognized for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession.

Meg DeMarco receives staff appreciation award

Meg Demarco

Meg DeMarco, director of Student Affairs in the Harvard Law School Dean of Students Office, received the Suzanne L. Richardson Staff Appreciation Award during Class Day exercises on May 23. She was selected by the Class of 2012 for her work overseeing and supporting student organizations, journals, housing and the 1L Program.

A celebration of Class Day 2011 (video)

Class Day 2011

On May 25, the Class of 2011 gathered to celebrate their accomplishments and share reflections of their Harvard Law School experience. As part of Class Day festivities, the graduating class  hailed their Class Day speaker, actor Alec Baldwin, and honored Professor Jon Hanson as the recipient of this year’s Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence.

Class Day 2011 (slideshow)

Class Day 2011

On Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Harvard Law School celebrated the Class of 2011 at a ceremony on Holmes Field, in front of Langdell Library. Actor Alec Baldwin, selected by the graduating class as the 2011 Class Day speaker, delivered remarks as part of the program. Faculty, students, and staff were honored for their contributions to the HLS community. Here, we present a retrospective of the day in pictures.

Actor and activist Alec Baldwin delivers 2011 Class Day address at HLS (video)

Alec Baldwin with HLS Dean Martha Minow

Alec Baldwin never intended to become an actor – he wanted to be a lawyer. From the age of 10, he bonded with his father by watching the evening news, absorbing great moments in American history; watching political leaders write the narrative of the 20th century. “It was right about then that I decided I wanted to be a lawyer, at 10 years old,” he told the Harvard Law School graduating class, as the student-selected 2011 Class Day speaker.