As a GOLD alum — a Graduate of the Last Decade — your connection to Harvard Law School will never be stronger.
Reconnect with classmates and fellow alumni
Explore the HLS Online Directory and Advising Network. You’ll have the ability to edit directory information, search for other alumni, volunteer to serve as an advisor or network with members of the HLS Community.
Access career services
- Private Sector Opportunities: Harvard Law School’s Office of Career Services (OCS) offers a wide range of services to alumni interested in private sector opportunities. Consider career possibilities, find information on career transitions and career management, and connect to other alumni-specific online resources. Explore the HLS Job Bank, or schedule an individual counseling appointment with an alumni advisor, who will work with you to develop your job search strategy. Visit Career Services for Alumni for information and links.
- Public Interest Advising: The Bernard Koteen Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA) offers a wide range of services to alumni making career moves into or within the public interest sector. Firm attorneys seeking to enter public service for the first time as well as public interest attorneys seeking a new position are invited to use these services to launch their searches. OPIA provides access to tools (databases, guides, and other online resources) that will assist you in your job search. You can also schedule an appointment, by phone or in person.
Mentor current students
HLS encourages alumni to serve as informal advisors to current students and other alumni through HLS Connect and the Alumni Advising Network (AAN). The AAN allows alumni to describe their professional experience and to pick advising topics such as course selection, judicial clerkships, career development, job search strategies, work/family balance, switching practice areas, and changing geographical locations. HLS alums are a great source of career expertise and advice for each other and for current students. Organizations and departments at HLS (such as OPIA) often use HLS Connect to find speakers for their programs.
Attend HLS Events
Maintain friendships with classmates, meet fellow graduates, and stay connected to the School by participating in local Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) and common interest group events. If we have your current e-mail and postal address information on file, we can send you invitations to activities being held in your area or that may otherwise be of interest. Please update your profile in HLS Connect (above), or send your contact information to the HLS Alumni Records Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the HLSA web site to find your local association, an events calendar, and more.
And don’t forget to plan for your 5th and 10th reunions! This upcoming Reunion weekend is April 20-22, 2018 (Classes of 2008 and 2013).