Class Day Speaker

The speaker for Class Day (Wednesday May 23rd) is Attorney General Eric H. Holder. There are no tickets required for this event. Click here for more information about Class Day.

About Attorney General Holder

Eric H. Holder, Jr. was sworn in as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States on February 3, 2009 by Vice President Joe Biden. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Mr. Holder on December 1, 2008.

In 1997, Mr. Holder was named by President Clinton to be the Deputy Attorney General, the first African-American named to that post. Prior to that he served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In 1988, Mr. Holder was nominated by President Reagan to become an Associate Judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Holder, a native of New York City, attended public schools there, graduating from Stuyvesant High School where he earned a Regents Scholarship. He attended Columbia College, majored in American History, and graduated in 1973. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1976.

While in law school, he clerked at the N.A.A.C.P. Legal Defense Fund and the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division. Upon graduating, he moved to Washington and joined the Department of Justice as part of the Attorney General’s Honors Program. He was assigned to the newly formed Public Integrity Section in 1976 and was tasked to investigate and prosecute official corruption on the local, state and federal levels.

Prior to becoming Attorney General, Mr. Holder was a litigation partner at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington.

Mr. Holder lives in Washington with his wife, Dr. Sharon Malone, a physician, and their three children.

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Join The Commencement Conversation On Twitter

Want to see what others are saying about HLS Commencement in real-time? Just follow the hashtag #HLS2012 and you’ll be all set. To share your thoughts and experiences, just include #HLS2012 in your tweet.

Want to follow the discussion without a Twitter account? Just head back to this page during the ceremonies and you can watch a live stream below. (Will not be live until shortly before Commencement)

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Get Text Alerts

We offer a text messaging service that allows Harvard Law School administrators to contact you via text message to let you know about important changes to events. For commencement, we will alert you if we move to the rain plan or if another major change has to occur.

On your phone? Just text hlsgrad to the phone number 27538 (Just those 5 numbers).

We will only use this text messaging service for commencement-related announcements. After commencement, your phone number and other information will be removed. Text rates apply.

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Order A Yearbook

YEARBOOK PHOTOS

Photos for the yearbook will be held Tuesday through Thursday, February 14-16 and March 27-29.  More information about these photo dates will be emailed to the community. Group pictures of student organizations and journals are tentatively schedule for early April.

Click here to schedule your appointment.

DESIGN AN AD

Congratulatory ads are also a fun way for students to say thank you to their sections, organizations, faculty, or friends, or for their friends and family to memorialize their student’s time at HLS and to say WAY TO GO!  Click here for more information on purchasing a congratulatory ad for this year’s yearbook.

PORTRAIT SUBMISSION

Want to upload your own portrait? Just go to this link and upload your portrait image in the first upload area. Fill out your name and other information, then click ‘Save Image Details’ to have your portrait ready for the Yearbook. That’s it!

PHOTO SUBMISSION

Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites HLS students, family or friends to submit photos for the 2012 HLS Yearbook. If you have great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere so we want you to help us get as many photos as possible to in order to create the best yearbook possible.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
Go to: https://images.jostens.com/login?user=400135497&pw=harvardlaw

If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username:400135497 and password:harvardlaw

Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload. (minimum recommended resolution of 400X600pixels). Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information. Click “Save Details”.

It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!

*Please note that the Yearbook Staff will review all photos and determine final yearbook content. We cannot guarantee that all submissions will be used in the book.

ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY!

Yearbooks are $75 and can be purchased online: http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A03427596

Due to the inclusion of Commencement in the yearbook, books will ship in July.

Questions?  Email dos@law.harvard.edu