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First Year Dilemma

Scarcely two months after Registration, every entering student is thrust into the ordeal of his first Ames argument. Suddenly he must play the role of a lawyer with an appellate case to handle. Faced with a record from a trial court, he must write a brief and compose the oral argument he will soon present. For many a first year student, even with a member of the Board of Student Advisers to coach and advise him, the experience resembles seeing a lake for the first time and, after a few hints on technique, being thrown in and told to swim.

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Collections | Connections

The Harvard Law School Library’s new exhibit celebrates HLS’s Bicentennial through the stories of some of the Library’s 2 million items and the people behind them. On view are historic photographs, striking rare books and early manuscripts, books published all over the world, fun glimpses of HLS Library history, and even an Awesome Box! Collections…

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended, presented, volunteered, and participated at HLS in the World: The Bicentennial Summit. The summit was a tremendous success, and the credit goes to everyone in the HLS community. Coverage of the summit will be available soon.

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Summit Opening Event and Reception

HLS in the World officially begins with a procession from Harvard Law School to Sanders Theatre for a special program with Harvard University President Drew Faust, HLS Dean John F. Manning ’85, and Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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