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).

Upcoming Events

Student Exam Information Sessions

11/6, 11/13, 11/30, 12/3
11:30am – 1:15pm
Langdell Hall 225


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Chair Massages

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Getting Involved at HLS

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Support on Campus Today

November 19, 2015

Dr. Cynthia Carter from HUHS will be in Milstein East B&C for support following the town hall meeting today. She will be on-site starting at 1:00p.m.

HLS Library and Dean of Students Host Spotlight Panel

November 18, 2015
HLS Library and Dean of Students Host Spotlight Panel

The HLS Library and Dean of Students Office invite you to attend a panel discussion about the new film Spotlight, which tells the story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the child molestation scandal and cover-up in the local Catholic Archdiocese.

Outings & Innings – A Great Harvard Benefit!!

November 18, 2015

Many of you already know about Outings & Innings, but for those of you who don’t – visit them at the Hark Tables tomorrow, November 19th!

NO Bags Allowed in Overflow Rooms – Ames Finals Tonight

November 16, 2015

Please note that NO bags, backpacks, cameras, or laptops will be allowed in the overflow rooms.

HLS Polices for Exams and Paper Submissions

November 16, 2015

As the end of the semester approaches, it is time to begin thinking about the fall exam period and paper submissions. We want to be sure that you know the procedures to follow in case of an illness or computer glitch during an exam so that you won’t need to try to figure out what to do while under the time pressure of an exam and perhaps while ill.