Harvard Law School is a big community. Regardless of where you are in your academic or personal life, let DOS be your guide.
From 0L to 3L, we’ve got you covered.
DOS Student Support Services
The Dean of Students Office is the primary advocate and administrative liaison for Harvard Law students. We act as a resource for information and guidance and focus on issues concerning student life at HLS. Working collaboratively with students and other administrative offices, we strive to create an inclusive community, as well as an environment where students are set up to achieve their goals at HLS and beyond.
Below, you will find resources related to mental health and general wellbeing, information on academic and personal support at HLS, guidance for the Bar Exam, and more. As always, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to be in touch!
The Well: Your Source for Health and Wellness at HLS
From physical health and athletic activities to mental and emotional support, The Well provides resources for body, mind, and spirit.
Personal & Academic Support
Almost everyone has something going on. Whether you’re an international student, a parent, navigating your 1L year, concerned about your coursework or exams, have an Ad Board case or need to take a break, DOS can help with that and more.
Learn about the Bar exam from application to admission.
DOS partners with HLS Student Government and the Class Marshals to make your experience the best it can be. Learn more about your student reps and how they can help you throughout your time at HLS!
Did you know?
The DOS candy bowl is back and as legendary as ever! Stop by WCC 3039 to say hello and get a sweet treat!
HLS from start to finish
In addition to hosting student events throughout the year, DOS spearheads two events that bookend your time at HLS, Orientation and Commencement. Whether you’re entering or exiting HLS, we can’t wait to celebrate with you!
Explore Orientation and Commencement
Clinical Program Open House and Academic Advising Fair
March 28, 2023
11:00 am – 1:30 pmPlease join us for the clinical program open house and academic advising fair. Clinical faculty and students from our in-house and externship clinics will host tables to learn more about each of our 36 clinical offerings. Additionally, advisors from the Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs, the Registrar’s Office,…
Class of 2023 Last Lecture Series
March 29, 2023
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmIt’s HLS tradition for the graduating class at HLS to hear from select faculty members who provide their guidance and advice for the upcoming sendoff moment of our careers. This year, the Class of 2023 Class Marshals have asked three professors to join us and provide their thoughts, which typically…
Bar Exam Information Session
March 30, 2023
12:30 pm – 1:15 pmJoin Kandace Kukas, HLS Bar Advisor and experienced bar exam expert, on Thursday, March 30 from 12:30pm-1:15pm in WCC 2012 for an info session on the Bar Exam. For students taking the NYLE or those who are otherwise unavailable during the above in-person session, a virtual session will also be…