“Modeling and cultivating honest and engaged discussion across lines of difference.”
— Dean Martha Minow
Harvard Law School’s diverse student body is drawn from across the nation and around the world. The Dean of Students Office (DOS) supports, advises, and advocates for Harvard Law students on a range of issues including issues related to race, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and socioeconomic status.
DOS supports activities throughout the year including activities which promote, examine, and celebrate diversity. Students are encouraged to visit our office to discuss ways that the office can be of assistance.
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Dedicated to law, justice, and the peaceful resolution of conflict, we at Harvard Law School have a special obligation and opportunity to work for change. Now more than ever, we must sharpen abilities to face divisions and misunderstandings with listening and learning and to help develop policies and practices so that the rule of law provides fairness and safety for all.
As we come to the close of the academic year, we must reflect on how we want to begin next year, and how we will work together more constructively. We must continue developing new approaches that seek to engage individuals or groups through open-mindedness and empathy.
After learning about allegations of unauthorized digital recording on campus, in order to insure student safety and privacy, the Law School with the help of Harvard University Police has checked classrooms and public work spaces to ensure that there are no unauthorized recording devices there. No such devices have been found.
Earlier today, the Law School administration became aware of an account in a Reclaim press release and web post (both of which were made public this morning) alleging that several days ago, a voice-activated tape recorder was discovered in the lounge.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is a key opportunity for both raising awareness and reinforcing the importance of safety and respect as bedrock values in our community. Harvard has taken significant steps this year to gather information on and better understand sexual assault on campus through participation in the American Association of Universities survey on sexual assault and gender-harassment.
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