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 or stop by (WCC 3039).

Meet the Dean of Students

Getting Involved at HLS

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Open House to Meet New Dean of Students, Marcia Sells!

Open House to Meet New Dean of Students, Marcia Sells!

September 18, 2015

Please come to Open House to meet your new Dean of Students, Marcia Sells

Thrive@HLS – New HLS Health and Wellness App

September 16, 2015
Thrive@HLS – New HLS Health and Wellness App

The Dean of Students Office is excited to announce the launch of the Thrive@HLS app for students!

Electric Curtailment

September 8, 2015

In response to high temperatures and humidity, Harvard Utilities has asked that campus electric loads be reduced today, tomorrow and Thursday.

Today! A Conversation with Justice Kagan

September 8, 2015

I would like to remind you about wonderful event being held shortly today: A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice, and former HLS Dean, Elena Kagan.

Committee Opportunities for 1Ls

September 3, 2015

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