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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! 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

  • DC Bar Exam & Application Process

    February 26, 2024
    12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

    Information session on the DC Bar Exam and admission process.
  • Helix Bar Review Simulated MPRE

    March 4, 2024
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Simulated MPRE with Helix Bar Review…
  • What is the MPRE?

    April 1, 2024
    12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

    An overview of the MPRE. Who has to take it, what it is, where it is administered, when to take it, and how to study for it.