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Harvard Law School Graduates: A Biographical Research Guide

A list of biographical sources, which offer basic information regarding Harvard Law School graduates.

Overview

Among the administrative changes and educational reforms introduced under Christopher Columbus Langdell’s deanship (1870-1895) was the publication of the School’s examinations. In 1877, the course for the degree of Bachelor of Laws at Harvard went from a two year to a three year program and in 1878, the Law School began to compile and publish these examinations annually. By 1969/1970 the first-year exams were issued separately from the second and third-year exams. Exam questions from 2002/2003 to the present are available online to HLS affiliates only.