2014 Harvard Law School Commencement

Welcome to the official website of the 2014 Harvard Law School Commencement!

Harvard Law School celebrated the Harvard Law School Class of 2014, conferring a total of 750 degrees—576 J.D.s, 167 LL.M.s, and 7 S.J.D.s.
Festivities began on Class Day, Wednesday, May 28, and continued through Commencement, on Thursday, May 29.

Dean Martha Minow addresses the class of 2014

HLS Dean Martha Minow addressed Harvard Law School’s newest alumni May 29 on Holmes field, urging them to “use your powers of imagination along with your powers of analysis.”

Preet Bharara’s Class Day keynote speech

Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, was the keynote speaker on Class Day.

Mindy Kaling’s Class Day Speech

Comedian, actress, writer and producer Mindy Kaling at Harvard Law School’s 2014 Class Day ceremony.

Tyler Giannini receives the Sack-Freund Award

Clinical Professor Tyler Giannini, co-director of Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program and its International Human Rights Clinic, was selected by the HLS Class of 2014 to receive the prestigious 2014 Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence in recognition of his teaching ability and general contributions to student life at the law school.

Reflections from members of the Harvard Law School Class of 2014

In this commencement video, graduating law students reflect on how they “found heart” at Harvard Law School. One student recalls coming across a landmark case that turned out to be about his great grandfather. Another was bolstered by the support and friendship she received when her father was battling cancer. “There are good people doing great work here,” said another student.

Harvard Law School Class Day 2014

Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Mindy Kaling, actress, comedian and writer, were this year’s speakers for the Class Day ceremonies at Harvard Law School.
Class Day took place on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.


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