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

2016-2017 HLS Housing Application – One Week Left

March 16, 2016

There is only one week left to submit a Housing Application for the 2016-2017 academic year. The deadline to be included in the lottery is 5:00pm ET on March 22, 2016.

Regalia Rentals for Commencement

March 9, 2016

Information about 2016 Commencement Regalia rentals from the HLS Coop. The deadline to rent regalia is Friday, April 8th.

CPHD Mumps Advisory

March 8, 2016

Information about the recent mumps advisory from the Cambridge Public Health Department.

Harvard University Health Services – March Announcement

March 2, 2016

Important information about upcoming health insurance deadlines sent on behalf of Harvard University Health Services.

TOMORROW: HLS Bar Exam Info. Session

February 29, 2016

Please join members of DOS, Graduate Program, Office of Clinical Programs, OCS, OPIA, Registrar’s Office, and Student Financial Services Tuesday, March 1 in Austin North from 12pm-1pm. Representatives from these offices will quickly present how they can be a resource for you in your preparations for the bar exam.