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Law School holds first reunion for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender graduates:

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Reunion commemorates founding of student group in 1978

HLS Dean Elena Kagan, Jack Wofford LL.B. '62, Hon. Michael Sondberg J.D.
(Photo by John Doulamis/Harvard Law School)

Harvard Law School held its first-ever reunion for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender graduates last weekend, Sept. 19-20. The reunion commemorated the founding of the first gay student group at the School, the Committee on Gay Legal Issues, which was founded in October 1978. The event began with a reception Friday night (Sept. 19) at an alumnus’ home in Cambridge, followed by panel discussions Saturday, a luncheon at the School, and a celebratory dinner banquet at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. At the banquet (above), Law School Dean Elena Kagan (left) talks to the Hon. Michael Sondberg J.D. ’71 (right) while Jack Wofford LL.B. ’62 listens in. Kagan spoke at the dinner, standing in for California State Sen. Sheila Keul, who was unable to attend the event.