With Harvard President Drew Faust on hand, HLS celebrates a record-setting campaign.
Speaking at a gala celebration in a tent on Holmes Field on Oct. 23, Dean Elena Kagan '86 marked the conclusion of the school's record-breaking "Setting the Standard" capital campaign, telling the more than 400 law school leaders attending, "This campaign has made it possible for us to strengthen the law school in all kinds of new and exciting ways." Launched five years ago, the record-setting campaign ended on June 30 and raised more than $476 million, exceeding its ambitious goal by nearly 20 percent. In addition to Dean Kagan, former Dean Robert Clark '72, Campaign Chairman Finn Caspersen '66 and Harvard President Drew Faust were also on hand to commemorate the occasion. In her remarks, Faust said, "I stand before you tonight both to celebrate and to anticipate the Harvard Law School community's 'exertions and personal sacrifices ... in the interests of the age and of society,'" quoting Harvard's 15th president, Josiah Quincy.