Dean of Students Office

Who is DOS?

The Dean of Students Office exists to support Harvard Law students. Our office advocates for students, assists with personal matters, supports and coordinates a range of extracurricular activities at the Law School from Moot Court competitions to student journals, to student organizations and residence life as well as a variety of all-school activities including orientation, graduation, wellness programming, conferences, and other events which serve to entertain, educate and cultivate community in the Law School. The Dean of Students Team is dedicated to ensuring that students have the best possible experience at Harvard Law School and welcomes suggestions for ways to enhance the student experience.

More about DOS

Our office also coordinates campus housing, supports students with disabilities, short term medical concerns, and family emergencies. Members of our staff can connect students to useful resources around the university as well as to the Administrative Board (a nine member board comprised of faculty, staff, and students who are charged with handling exceptions to academic and administrative rules and student discipline).

While many people are here to assist you during your time at the Law School, we hope you will view our office as a useful resource and a good place to start with questions.

Please feel free to call (617-495-1880), e-mail dos@law.harvard.edu or stop by (WCC 3039).



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DOS Email Archive View All

Committee Opportunities for 1Ls

September 3, 2015

Here are a few opportunities for 1Ls to get involved in HLS committees.

Orientation Reminders

August 30, 2015

The Dean of Students Office has had a blast welcoming you to the Law School and we are looking forward to the next two days with you! Here are some notes and reminders for all

Hello HLS Class of 2018!

August 26, 2015

We are eagerly awaiting the first day of Orientation tomorrow and have a few notes before we begin:

NYTimes.com annual re-registration annoucement

August 3, 2015

As you may know, the Harvard Law School Library has a site license for the NYTimes.com. All HLS faculty, students, and staff may use this Group Pass to create an individual user account similar to the fee-based digital subscription for the NYTimes.com plus SmartPhone App

NYTimes.com annual re-registration annoucement

July 30, 2015

As you may know, the Harvard Law School Library has a site license for the NYTimes.com. All HLS faculty, students, and staff may use this Group Pass to create an individual user account similar to the fee-based digital subscription for the NYTimes.com plus SmartPhone App.