The Law School staff supports the educational and research activities of the School by managing campus facilities, information technology, student services, admissions, human resources, and other administrative operations.

Harvard Law School runs by virtue of a talented group of professional men and women, working within an effective and accessible organizational structure.


HLS Departmental Directory – Please visit the department directory to access a list of departmental websites.

Staff Listings by Department – Most of the public departmental websites offer information about staff. Harvard’s official staff listings are available to members of the community via Harvard Connections. NOTE: Harvard ID and pin are required to access the Connections site as well as the staff directory links below.


 Deans and Administrative Department Heads

Martha Minow
Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law

William Alford
Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies

John Manning
Deputy Dean

David Wilkins
Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession

Jonathan Zittrain
Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources
Library Staff Directory

John Arciprete
Director, Facilities Management
Facilities Staff Directory

Marie H. Bowen
Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer
Human Resources Staff Directory

Lisa Burns
Registrar
Registrar Staff Directory

Catherine Claypoole
Associate Dean and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Dean’s Office Staff Directory
Academic Affairs Staff Directory

Ellen M. Cosgrove
Associate Dean and Dean of Students
Dean of Students Staff Directory

Lisa Dealy
Assistant Dean for Clinical and Pro Bono Programs
Clinical and Pro Bono Programs Staff Directory

Deborah Gallagher
Director, Faculty Administrative Services
Faculty Administrative Services Staff Directory

Thomas Graca
Director of Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs Staff Directory

Elizabeth Hopkins
Copy Center Manager
Copy Center Staff Directory

Kenneth Lafler
Assistant Dean for Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services Staff Directory

Robb London
Assistant Dean for Communications
Office of Communications Staff Directory

Francis X. McCrossan
Dean for Administration
Dean for Administration Office Staff Directory

Steven Oliveira
Associate Dean and Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Development and Alumni Relations Staff Directory

Pratike Patel
Chief Information Officer
Information Technology Services Staff Directory

Alexa Shabecoff
Assistant Dean for Public Service; Director, Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)
OPIA Staff Directory

Jessica Soban
Assistant Dean and Chief Admissions Officer
Admissions Staff Directory

Geoffrey Swift
Associate Dean for Finance; Executive Financial Officer
Finance Office Staff Directory

Jeanne Tai
Assistant Dean of the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies
Graduate Program Staff Directory

Mark Weber
Assistant Dean for Career Services
Career Services Staff Directory