Congratulations, HLS Class of 2021!

Harvard Law School class of 2021: You did it – we knew you would! We wish we could celebrate with you in person this year, but we will be cheering you on wherever you are. You are part of a long tradition: here are a few images of past HLS Commencements from the Library’s Historical & Special Collections. Congratulations from all your friends at the HLS Library!

A large, rectangular cake with two rows of graduate figurines placed on top sits on a table. Three women stand around the table serving cake from the end farthest from the camera. A person dressed in an academic gown and hood stands at the end of the cake being served. In the background is a truck with a Budweiser logo.
Detail, Harvard Law School commencement cake, by Bradford F. Herzog, 1973. HOLLIS 8001638918.
Three-quarter length forward facing view of Rosemary Fei in academic gown and hood, holding what appears to be her degree in her right hand. On her left is her mother, Anne Fei and on her right is her sister, Jean Fei. Behind them are other people in caps and gowns.
Detail, Rosemary Fei, J.D. 1986 with her mother and sister at Harvard Law School commencement, by Leslie D. Carno, 1986. HOLLIS 8001638799.
Hastie in cap and gown, facing left, holds something in his right hand. On the right, a man in a top hat has a hand on Hastie's back. Wyzanski stands on Hastie's right, wearing a hat and bowtie. Bell, in cap and gown, faces the camera behind Hastie.
Detail, Judge William H. Hastie, Professor Derrick Bell, and Judge Charles E. Wyzanski, Jr. at Harvard commencement, by Bradford F. Herzog, 1975. HOLLIS 8001638793.
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