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  1. To request a voluntary leave of absence, other than a voluntary medical leave of absence, J.D. students must complete the Leave of Absence Request form available online, and in hard copy in the Dean of Students Office, the Student Financial Services Office, and the Office of the Registrar.
  2. To request a voluntary medical leave of absence, J.D. and LL.M. students must contact the Dean of Students in order to discuss the requested leave. Further information about voluntary medical leaves is available in Section X(K)(1).
  3. To request a leave to attend another school as part of a Law School joint, coordinated, or concurrent degree program, students should complete the Leave of Absence Request form. Further information about leaves taken as part of a joint, coordinated, or concurrent degree program is available in Section X(L).
  4. Any student who goes on leave of absence (voluntary or involuntary) during the academic year is charged tuition and any applicable fees, including rent, to the end of the period in which he or she leaves. Students receiving financial aid should consult the Financial Aid Office concerning the financial implications of going on leave. International students should consult the Harvard International Office (HIO) concerning their status.
  5. The date a student goes on leave will affect the student’s health insurance through Harvard. For details, review the Leave of Absence policy on the HUHSP website, or contact the Student Health Insurance Office, Member Services, at 617-495-2008 or mservices@huhs.harvard.edu.