ad U.S. Heraldic Registry � Registrations/Harvard Law School?




The Law School, Harvard University

Registration number 20060927M

This certifies that the heraldic arms of The Law School, Harvard University are registered as an original design and are described by the blazon below

Arms: Azure three garbs Argent on a chief Gules three open books Argent, edges, covers, and clasps Or, on the books the letters VE RI TAS Sable.


Joo-Hee Chung, "What are the meanings of the house and graduate school shields?", Harvard Crimson 11/01/2001

Design rationale

The arms of the law school were based on the arms of Isaac Royall, who founded the first professorship. His arms, as shown on his bookplate, were azure with three sheaves of gold.

Registered by

Michael Swanson


Education, US, L, H

Roll of Arms