Congratulations to the Harvard Law School Class of 2021 from all of us at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program! We want to thank all the members of the graduating class who spent time in our Program over the past three years. Sadly, we were not able to celebrate with the Class of 2021 in person, however, we still found ways to celebrate and uplift all their extraordinary achievements.
In the days leading up to graduation, a number of our staff members posted videos and memories of the Class of 2021. In case you missed their messages, here are the links to the posts on our Facebook page:
- Sameer Ahmed
- Zack Albun
- Deborah Anker
- Sabi Ardalan
- Liala Buoniconti
- Phil Torrey
- John Willshire Carrera and Nancy Kelly
We are thrilled to share that a number of our clinical students have received awards this year. Benjamin Antillon Fernandez and Linda Park won the 2021 David Grossman Exemplary Clinical Student Award, which is given to graduates who embody the pro bono spirit of the late Clinical Professor of Law David Grossman. Ben worked as a volunteer with our Program when he was an undergraduate at Harvard College and later joined both the Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Clinic and the Crimmigration Clinic. Linda was a clinical student with the Crimmigration Clinic and the Capital Punishment Clinic.
Additionally, Rosa Baum (HIP and HIRC), Katie Quigley (HIRC and Crimmigration), and Tiffany Rodriguez (HIP) received the Dean’s Award for Community Leadership, which are awarded to graduating students who have contributed time and energy to making the HLS community a better place through involvement in student organizations, community service groups, and individual efforts.
Again, we thank the Class of 2021 for all their hard work over the past three years and look forward to hearing about all their achievements in the future.