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Harvard Law School will host the Combined Meeting of the Dean’s Advisory Board, Leadership Councils, and Annual Fund Council on October 26 and 27, 2023.

Join Dean John F. Manning ’85 on campus for this special event and hear from senior administrators and faculty speakers on the school’s priorities and initiatives.

Harvard Law School Combined Meeting

Thursday, October 26, 2:00 p.m. – Friday, October 27, 12:00 p.m.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Please register by Thursday, October 12.

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Additional program details will be coming soon. In the meantime, we recommend that you review our suggested hotel accommodations and make reservations as soon as possible.

See Who’s Coming

The names on this list are published only with permission, and therefore may not include all attendees.

Program of Events

All events will take place on the Harvard Law School campus in Cambridge, MA. Please check back for program updates.

Thursday, October 26

  • 1:00 p.m. – Registration Opens
  • 2:00 p.m. – Combined Meeting Begins
  • 6:00 p.m. – Reception
  • 7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Featured Presentation

Friday, October 27

  • 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast
  • 8:30 a.m. – Combined Meeting Continues
  • 12:00 p.m. – Combined Meeting Adjourns
  • 12:00 p.m. – Fall Reunion Luncheon (Optional)

Please note: Fall Reunion Weekend will kick-off immediately following our Friday session, and you are welcome to join alumni and classmates for a luncheon and the presentation of the Harvard Law School Association Award.

Hotel Information

The Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
The Charles Hotel Website / 617-864-1200 / 1-800-882-1818

  • HLS Combined Meeting Booking Link
    • Once the HLS group block is filled, please contact the hotel’s reservation booking agent directly at 617-661-5008 to inquire about additional availability
  • Reservations: All reservations must be made by contacting The Charles Hotel directly via the booking link, calling 617-661-5008, or emailing the hotel’s on-site reservation agent: Please refer to the group code HLS Combined Meeting.
  • Cutoff date: September 27, 2023
  • Cancellation policy: 48 hours in advance of arrival. If cancelling within 48 hours, then one night’s room and tax will be charged.
  • Parking: $45 for overnight (subject to change without notice)

Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston – Cambridge
400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134
Double Tree Website | 617-783-0090

  • Notes: HLS business meeting or event guests will receive a special 12% discount off the best available room rates. Room rates may fluctuate depending on availability.
    • HLS Special Discount Rate Booking Link
    • Reservation: All reservations must be made by contacting the DoubleTree directly via the special rates booking link or calling the hotel directly and mention you’re attending an “Harvard Event.”
    • Cancellation policy: DoubleTree cancellation policies vary depending on the rate and dates of your reservation. Please refer to your reservation confirmation to verify your cancellation policy. If you need further assistance, call the hotel directly.
    • Parking: $47 per day for self-parking. Valet parking is not available. (Rate subject to change without notice)
    • Benefits: Hilton Honors Member benefits are available.

Please note: You may consider exploring your own hotel accommodations at alternative hotels around Cambridge and neighboring towns.

Shuttles and Parking Information

Coach shuttles will be available to Combined Meeting attendees staying at The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. For those driving to the Combined Meeting, complimentary parking is available on campus at the 10 Everett Street lot. Please tell the parking attendant that you are with the Combined Meeting.


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HLS Code of Conduct Statement

Harvard Law School and Harvard University reserve the right to suspend alumni benefits and services to and to exclude from HLS community events or campus any person whose behavior adversely affects the safety, enjoyment, and well-being of any HLS alumni, employees, students, guests or invitees.

COVID-19 Policy & University Guidance

Harvard Law School is committed to providing a safe environment for all. Supporting our community’s well-being while advancing Harvard’s academic enterprise requires our collective participation in health and safety measures. Highlighted below are the most important COVID-19 safety requirements. Guests are required to follow all applicable health and safety requirements imposed by federal, state, and local authorities, as well as Harvard University policies, to reduce the risk and spread of COVID-19.

  • Keep current with COVID-19 vaccination. Harvard highly recommends being up-to-date per the CDC definition for all Harvard community members, including faculty, staff, researchers, visitors, and vendors who will have any on-campus presence. 
  • Keep a face mask handy. Face masks are now optional in most spaces. We strongly encourage carrying one at all times and recommend voluntary masking in crowded settings, especially indoors. In limited circumstances, some event venues may require face coverings. 
  • Stay home if you feel sick. Test if you have symptoms, and don’t assume it’s merely a cold or allergies. Test if you have COVID-19 exposure, even if you do not have symptoms. 
  • If you test positive, isolate and follow CDC guidelines. Abide by the isolation guidelines listed on Notify close contacts and check in with your health care provider if you are high risk. 
  • You and your guests agree to: 
    • Abide by all state, local, and Harvard COVID-19 guidelines and protocols in place at the time you come to campus. 
    • Acknowledge the evolving nature of current protocols and agree to read all communications sent in advance of this event to ensure you are up to date on the current policies and protocols.

Although Harvard Law School has taken steps to comply with federal and state safety standards designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, the School cannot guarantee that you will not contract COVID-19 while attending the event. Nor is Harvard Law School in a position to know if you are or will be physically near to a person infected with COVID-19 at the event. Accordingly, in attending the event, you recognize that you may be subjected to potential risks of infection, illness, injury, and even death from COVID-19. You have made your own investigation of these risks, understand these risks, and assume these risks knowingly and willingly. 

To the maximum extent permitted by law, you release Harvard Law School, its current and former members of its governing boards, officers, faculty, staff, representatives, volunteers, employees, fellows, students, other trainees and agents, and their respective heirs and assigns, from any and all claims, losses, expenses, damages, or liabilities that you may incur or suffer, arising out of or related to your contracting COVID-19 while attending the event and resulting from any cause. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding its conflict of laws principles), which shall be the forum for any lawsuits filed under or incident to this document.