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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior adviser in the Obama Administration and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Samantha Power ’99 was the 2010 Class Day speaker at HLS. Power addressed a law school audience in Holmes Field on May 26, the day before Commencement, urging graduates to make the most of their law school degrees and of every moment of their lives.