Celebration 55

Past Event

Past event held: September 18-21, 2008 

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What is leadership? How should we use it? How do we foster its growth?

These questions were at the heart of Celebration 55: The Women's Leadership Summit, a historic four-day event honoring fifty-five years of women leaders at Harvard Law School.

Over the past twenty years, our alumnae Celebrations have drawn HLS women from all over the world from a vast range of fields including law, business, academia, government, politics, non-profit work, and journalism and the arts, to name just a few. Celebration 55 was the first alumnae Celebration since Dean Elena Kagan '86 became the Law School's dean and the first to focus on a particular theme: women and leadership in all its many guises.

The idea for a Women's Leadership Summit at HLS emerged from Dean Kagan's lecture Women and the Legal Profession—A Status Report delivered as the Leslie H. Arps Memorial Lecture at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on November 7, 2005.

Five years ago, Celebration 50 became the largest single event in Harvard Law School history, and this year we hope—and expect—to break our own previous record for attendance and engagement. Please plan to join us!

Questions? Please contact C55@law.harvard.edu or call us at 617-384-9523. For a full list of media from the event, please click here.

Last modified: February 04, 2013

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