Post Date: September 20, 2006

Dean Elena Kagan delivered her fourth “State of the School” speech to students and other members of the Harvard Law community who assembled in the Ames Courtroom on Wednesday afternoon.

Framing her remarks as an opportunity to discuss “where we are now and where we’re going,” Kagan focused on current priorities such as faculty hiring and the increasing importance of clinical programs. Noting that the school is in a “time of transformation,” Kagan also addressed curricular reform efforts and the ambitious Northwest Corner development — a major contruction project that will begin in the spring semester.

Calling Harvard “the great metropolis of legal education,” Kagan urged students to take advantage of the law school’s size and the diversity of its academic and social opportunities. “I want you to love this school as much as I do,” she added.

Click here to watch a webcast of Kagan’s remarks. (You must have RealPlayer installed.)