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This web page provides contact information and other resources designed to serve the HLS community during a crisis or on-campus emergency. During a significant emergency, this page will be updated with new information and linked from the HLS homepage.

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General Emergency Information

In cases of life-threatening emergencies, always call 911 first. Below are some additional numbers that can also be called as appropriate, but 911 is always the best way to seek help in a life-threatening situation.

*For tips on personal emergency preparedness, please visit

Central Gathering Space

In the event of an emergency that results in a prolonged loss of power or limited access to email, Harkness Commons will serve as a central location where information will be provided to members of the HLS community.

HLS Team

The Law School maintains a standing Local Emergency Management Team that works closely with University officials on emergency protocols and, in the event of an incident, will coordinate emergency response activities for the School.

HLS team members

John Arciprete
Director, Facilities Management

Robb London
Assistant Dean for Communications

Kevin Moody
Chief Human Resources Officer and Dean for Human Resources

Pratike Patel
Chief Information Officer

Marcia Sells
Dean of Students

Kim Dulin
Associate Director for Collection Development & Digital Initiatives

Fran McCrossan
Dean for Administration

Diane Long
Administrative Coordinator for the Dean for Administration

MessageMe Administrators Login (for emergency personnel only)