HLS Three-peats Over Yale in 4th Annual Court Classic


The Harvard student team topped Yale for the third time. Media Credit

Harvard Law hoopsters extended their reign of terror November 16th, when they won the HLS v. YLS Court Classic, 58-43, for their third victory in a row over regional and US News rival Yale Law School. The game, which was held in New Haven this year, was part of the Harvard v. Yale rivalry weekend, and proceeds from tickets went to benefit the public interest funding programs at both law schools.

The full team roster for Harvard included Yared Alula, Cory Baird, Jihad Beauchman, Drew Blandford, Nick Hartigan, Jose Morales, Jonathan Papik, Morgan Ricketts, and Joe Smalls.

Papik was Harvard’s team MVP, based on his impressive 20-point performance.

At halftime of the game, Harvard faculty and administrators took on their Yale counterparts for a brief but intense contest. The HLS team was Clinical Professors John Palfrey, Tyler Giannini, Student Journals Director Elaine McArdle, local lawyer Jack McGrail and Clinical Fellow Stephan Sonnenberg. Yale won the faculty game in a nail-biter, 13-9.

This was the 4th annual Court Classic, and the current series record stands at 3-1, HLS over YLS. Best of all, the game raised over $15,000 for public interest funding.

Matt McKenzie was the student organizer at YLS, and Brandon Weiss was the student organizer at HLS.

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