Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in the news (Credit: Harvard University Archives)

Harvard Legal Aid Bureau is celebrating one hundred years of service with talks, tours, a gala, and more November 8-10, 2013. In recognition of this milestone, HLS News recently dug up a few images from the archives and wrote about the organization’s history:

One hundred years ago, a small group of Harvard Law students formed an organization to provide legal aid to the poor. In the 10 decades since its founding, the Legal Aid Bureau—the oldest student-run legal services program in the country—has helped thousands of clients. Many of its former members—from the late Supreme Court Justice William Brennan ’31 to the current Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick ’82 and the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama ’88—have gone on to make important contributions to public service.

To learn more about the Centennial Celebration, please visit harvardlegalaid.org/100th. Hope to see you there!