Brianna Banks named winner of Stuntz Memorial Award

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This year, Brianna Banks was named the 2022 winner of the William J. Stuntz Memorial Award for Justice, Human Dignity, and Compassion, which recognizes a graduating student who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to the principles of justice, human dignity, and compassion while at Harvard Law School.


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For decades, joyful and candid moments have marked the occasion of students’ graduations from Harvard Law School. Here is a sampling of Commencement Day photos from the school’s extensive collection. 

Spring forward


As they prepare for commencement, graduating Harvard Law students share thoughts on their inspirations, aspirations, and challenges before, beyond, and during law school.

Words from the wise


Niko Bowie, Molly Brady, Stephanie Robinson, and Jon Hanson gave the gift of knowledge to soon-to-be graduates in their Last Lectures, an annual Harvard Law tradition.

Learn to surf the storm

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In her Last Lecture to graduating students, Lecturer on Law Stephanie Robinson urged students to view the turmoil of social change — ‘the eye of a hurricane’ — as empowering.