Convening for the common good

Harvard Law School alumni, students, faculty, and staff at “HLS in the Community.”

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Around the world, Harvard Law School (HLS) alumni, students, faculty, and staff are using their skills and talents to transform communities.

On April 20, hundreds of them gathered at HLS to take a closer look at the School’s local and global contributions of service during “HLS in the Community,” the final installment in the series of events held throughout the 2017–18 academic year in celebration of the school’s bicentennial.

Throughout the day, attendees were able to take part in problem-solving hackathons and attend faculty-led workshops and sessions that focused on criminal justice reform, international human rights advocacy, and small business and entrepreneur support, among many other subjects.

In the evening, guests were given the opportunity to interact with representatives from HLS clinics and programs at a clinical showcase and celebration, placing on display the school’s deep involvement in advocacy, policy, and commitment to student practice and pro bono legal services.