HLS alumni have served in Congress since the law school’s earliest years. The first graduates to serve in Congress were John Gardner Abbot, Class of 1832, and Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, Class of 1839, who both represented Massachusetts in the 44th and 43rd Congresses, respectively. John Wentworth, Class of 1841, was also an early HLS graduate who served in Congress: He represented Illinois in the House of Representatives for six terms beginning in 1843, two years after his law school graduation. During this session, current and recent members of Congress who graduated from HLS discuss the opportunities and challenges of serving in the House of Representatives, especially in today’s sharply partisan political climate.
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