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Dean of Students

Our mission is to support HLS students.

From Orientation through Commencement, DOS staff are here to support you. Whether you have a quick question, a more serious personal or academic concern, or just need guidance or support, contact or stop by DOS!

HLS students studying in Haas Lounge

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!

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

Upcoming Events

  • Brazil vs Switzerland – World Cup Watch Party

    November 28, 2022
    11:00 am – 2:00 pm

    Excited for the start of the World Cup? Please join the Dean of Students Office in partnership with the Graduate Program for a series of World Cup watch parties! Light refreshments will be provided. Register to join your watch party(ies) of choice using the links below. Mexico vs
  • Portugal vs Uruguay – World Cup Watch Party

    November 28, 2022
    2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

    Excited for the start of the World Cup? Please join the Dean of Students Office in partnership with the Graduate Program for a series of World Cup watch parties! Light refreshments will be provided. Register to join your watch party(ies) of choice using the links below. Mexico vs
  • Tunisia vs France – World Cup Watch Party

    November 30, 2022
    10:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Excited for the start of the World Cup? Please join the Dean of Students Office in partnership with the Graduate Program for a series of World Cup watch parties! Light refreshments will be provided. Register to join your watch party(ies) of choice using the links below. Mexico vs