Most law school graduates look forward to seeing their mothers and favorite professors at their commencement ceremonies. Very few see their 4th grade teachers or the mothers of their professors cheering them on as they receive their diplomas. Michael Donohue is the exception.
In her Class Day address to the Harvard Law School Class of 2019, Roberta “Robbie” Kaplan drew on experience from her own 25-year career and encouraged students to seek opportunities to make the world a better place.
The Harvard Law School’s Class of 2019 chose Richard Lazarus ’79 to receive the prestigious Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. Accepting that award at Class Day, Lazarus turned his appreciation back to the graduating HLS students.
A number of Harvard Law students from the Class of 2019 received special awards during the Class Day ceremony on May 29. They were recognized for outstanding leadership, citizenship, compassion and dedication to their studies and the profession.
Nancy Pinn, director of administration and student affairs in the Graduate Program, received the Suzanne L. Richardson Staff Appreciation Award during Harvard Law School’s Class Day exercises on Wednesday, May 29.