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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.

HLS in the Community

An exploration of the school's local and global contributions of service.

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HLS200 Highlight: HLS Clinical Programs

In preparation for HLS in the Community, an exploration of the school’s local and global contributions of service, we have added highlights of the HLS clinical programs to HLS200. Explore new stories, the development of the clinical program throughout HLS’s history, and watch the global impact of the clinics grow over time. Continue to check…

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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. Photo and video coverage is available for within each event listing. Further coverage is also available on Harvard Law Today.

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Thank You!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated, attended, and was involved with HLS in the Art–the weekend was an enormous success!

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Credit: Martha Stewart

Harvard Law School: 200 Years, Countless Stories

A full-text transcript and credits for "Harvard Law School: 200 Years, Countless Stories" are available here.

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Credit: HLS200

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