Dear Fellow Alumni:
I am Peter C. Krause and I have the pleasure and privilege of serving as President of the Harvard Law School Association.
While the fall semester has just begun on campus, I'd like to take a moment to highlight some of the programs we've been working on for you over the summer.
The Celebration of Black Alumni reunion - September 16-18 - is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend of social and intellectual engagement with over 500 alumni and guests returning to campus. I hope you will join me in taking advantage of this unique opportunity to hear from an impressive lineup of program participants, panelists and keynote speakers. If you haven't yet registered, I encourage you to do so today as the online registration is only open until Thursday, September 8.
As has become an annual tradition, the HLSA of Europe is co-sponsoring an alumni breakfast in Washington, DC on September 21. Don't miss the chance to hear from HLS faculty members Scott Westfahl '88 & Heidi K. Gardner while connecting with other HLS alumni who are participating in the 2016 International Bar Association Annual Conference. Please RSVP by September 16.
Members of the classes of 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981 and Emeritus Club are encouraged to return to the HLS campus for your class reunion in the fall - October 28-30. Class reunions are a great opportunity to meet Dean Minow, network with fellow classmates, renew friendships, attend great panels and reconnect with HLS.
I am excited to announce that we're starting another new tradition at HLS with an Alumni/Student tailgate at the 133rd Playing of "The Game". Join fellow alumni and students as Harvard and Yale go head-to-head at Harvard Stadium on November 19. We have a limited number of seats reserved on the Harvard side of the stadium with access to the tailgate party. Get your tickets today!
I am pleased to report that one of our Shared Interest Groups (SIG) is re-launching under a new name: The Lambda Alumni Network (formerly the GLBT Alumni Committee), a community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer and allied HLS alumni. In the coming year, the Lambda Alumni Network will be connecting with local Clubs and other Shared Interest Groups all over the world, to connect LGBTQ alumni and allies, as well as strengthen the relationship between alumni and the Lambda student organization. I encourage you to visit its new website: www.lambdaalumninetwork.hlsa.org to register and join the Lambda Alumni Network.
To see more events being organized by the HLSA Clubs and Shared Interest Groups, I encourage you to visit the Alumni Portal and our Global Events Calendar.
Additionally, to assist with connecting alumni online, we have recently created a new, secure HLS Alumni Facebook group. The new group is exclusive to HLS Alumni and Students. All requests to join are reviewed and approved pending verification.
I invite you to be actively involved with your local Club and any SIG and to stay connected by visiting the HLS Alumni Portal, following the HLSA on Instagram (@hlsaalumni), joining our new Facebook group and by joining the Harvard Law School Alumni LinkedIn group. Volunteering to help with the HLSA will be a rewarding experience and if you are interested in getting involved, or want to provide feedback on our activities, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to the year ahead and encourage all alumni to stay connected through HLSA supported programs and events.
With warmest regards,
Peter C. Krause '74
Harvard Law School Association