Members of Harvard Law School’s S.J.D. community gathered on campus for the 2018 S.J.D. Association Workshop, “Between Law and Justice: Ethics, Politics, and the State,” on May 17. The Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) is Harvard Law School’s most advanced law degree, designed principally for aspiring legal academics who wish to pursue sustained independent study, research, and writing.
Building on lessons learned ‘by making good and bad decisions, by accumulating successes and failures and mistakes, and by watching lots of other people do the same,’ Dean John F. Manning related five pieces of advice for new lawyers–what he described as ‘canons of construction for life’–during his first commencement address as dean of Harvard Law School.