‘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.

Harvard Law School 2019-2020 year in pictures

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A look back at the 2019-2020 academic year, from summer orientation for incoming students and campus events and celebrations, through the changes brought on by a global pandemic, sending everyone away from campus. But still keeping everyone together thanks to online teaching, learning, and community.

The Intrepid Class of 2020


Addressing graduating S.J.D.s, LL.M.s, and the first class of J.D.s he welcomed as dean three years ago, Dean John F. Manning ’85 saluted them for showing “resilience, strength, adaptability, and purpose,” and urged them to build “career[s] of meaning and purpose.”