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

Health and Wellness at HLS

February 1, 2016

Dear HLS Students,

As we begin a new semester, I would like to remind you of the health and wellness resources available to you at HLS and Harvard University.

Please note some upcoming events and offerings which may be of interest:

Dr. Barbara Lewis, Chief of Counseling and Mental Health Services […]

Berkeley Exchange Program

January 26, 2016

HLS will permit up to five members of the Class of 2017 to spend their third year at Berkeley. In return, up to five Berkeley students will come to Harvard Law School (HLS) next year to spend their third year here.

Congrats 1Ls!

December 18, 2015
Congrats 1Ls!

Congrats 1Ls on completing your first exam period!

Holiday Greetings

December 10, 2015
Holiday Greetings

Best of luck on your exams!

TONIGHT! Pancake Breakfast

December 10, 2015

Just a friendly reminder that the Dean of Students Office is hosting the Late Night Pancake Breakfast TONIGHT from 9:00pm-10:30pm in the Hark. Come get some brain fuel for studying!