What is the Alumni Directory
As a member of the HLS community, you can log in at any time to the Alumni Directory to update your personal information or search for the contact information of other alumni. The Alumni Center will receive your updated information to ensure you are invited to events, receive mailings, etc.
What is my profile?
Your profile in Alumni Directory is your personal contact information page and a way to share information with your classmates about yourself. You can customize your profile to be as general or specific as you would like. The more information you put in the better we can connect you to other HLS alumni with shared interests to form a greater community. You can include current and previous work experience, areas of interest and expertise, as well as hobbies.
If I had created a profile in the previous HLS alumni directory, HLS Connect, what happened to that information?
If you created a profile in HLS Connect, that information was brought directly into HLS Amicus. Please check your HLS Amicus profile to ensure the information is still accurate, if it is not, you can easily edit and update your profile.
If I had a profile in another Harvard University online directory platform, what happened to that information?
If you created a profile in another Harvard University directory, that information was brought directly into HLS Amicus. We recognize that Alumni have different privacy fields for different groups of people, for example, you may choose to display something to the HLS Alumni community that you do not wish to share to the Harvard Alumni community. Because of this we did not bring any privacy settings from your Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) profile into your HLS Amicus profile. Please login to Amicus to change your settings. Please note that not all of the fields in the HAA directory are law specific and may not be an exact match with fields in Amicus. Please check your Amicus profile to ensure the information is still accurate.
What happens to the information I enter in HLS Amicus?
Your information will not be shared outside of the Harvard Community.
What types of searches can I perform?
You can search for fellow alumni using a variety of criteria including: name, keyword, class year, section, HLS degree, city, state, country, bar admissions, HLS student organizations, HLS journals, issue area, job title, legal academia area of interest, legal practice setting, non-legal industry, seeking employment, work type, and degree.
You are able to use multiple search criteria as well as dictate the importance of each criterion.
Why am I getting zero search Results?
If your search produces 0 results, it does not necessarily mean that there is no one that fits your search criteria. It could mean that the HLS community members have hidden information or not yet updated their profiles. As this is a new system, members are still cultivating their profiles. As more people log in and update their profiles, more search results will generate.
Can I decide what information I want displayed?
Harvard Law School has made every effort to give you the flexibility to share as much or as little information as you wish. The information you provide forms part of the school’s records and is not accessible to anyone except users of HLS Amicus. HLS Amicus offers the ability to hide information on a field-by-field basis, except for name, HLS degree, degree year, and any applicable section or honor details. Simply adjust the “visible / private” settings for each entry. If an alumnus searches for your record, any information that you have chosen to be private will not be provided. If you make a mistake or change your mind about removing any information from view, just adjust the visibility box. The changes you make are effective immediately.
Can I change my home, business address or other information?
Yes. You can update all contact information online in your “edit my profile page” instantaneously except for a few noted fields. Fields that are pre-populated by HLS (including your legal name) and colored gray, must be updated by contacting the HLS Alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 495-5631.
Can I send a Direct Message to another Alumni in the Alumni Directory?
Yes, to send a direct message you can either do a search of the person you want to contact or browse for contacts. In each person’s search results there is a “send message” button click that button and you can draft a message to that person. When the message is sent a new “connections” option will appear in the left hand navigation menu on your home page. If you receive a message, that will appear in the messages tab on your left hand navigation menu.
*If you would like to opt out of direct messaging in the Alumni Directory, go to the top right of your screen where your name is highlighted. Click on the drop down menu and select “my account settings” Select the “Participation” tab. In the section marked “Contact Limits” select the number 0 from the drop down menu under the header named “Max inbound contacts” then click the save button on the bottom right hand of your screen.You have now opted out of messaging in the system.
Can I save contacts in the Alumni Directory?
Yes, to save a contact, click on the “view full profile” drop down button to the right of the contacts name and information. Select the “Save contact” option. The contact will now be saved under the “Saved Contacts” button on your right hand navigation menu.
Who can see my profile, and what can they see?
- All HLS alumni can see name, degree and year, honors, section (as applicable) by default. They can also see any additional information your added to your profile and marked as visible.
- You have the ability to mark fields as private or visible, if set to private no one will be able to see that information.
- Portions of your profile will be visible to students if you answer “yes” to the question about sharing your directory information with current students in the “Connect” section of your profile.
- If you wish to opt-out entirely from the Alumni Directory, please contact the Alumni Center at email@example.com to have your profile removed.