Studentfinal (Commencement 2021)

Graduating students share thoughts on their aspirations, challenges, and making the most of their HLS experience.

‘The world needs you’


At commencement, Harvard Law School Dean John F. Manning ’85 praised graduates’ courage and spirit and commitment to service amid the pandemic and encouraged them to bring the same qualities to the hard work ahead of making progress against the “many problems” and “grave ills” this year has brought into sharp focus.

Harvard Law School 2020 – 2021 year in review

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Despite being remote for the 2020 – 2021 academic year, the Harvard Law School community managed to stay connected though a host of online activities, including lectures, student Zoom theme nights, global snack exchanges, and an occasional virtual dance lesson.