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The Dean of Students Office can assist with information and referrals regarding academic support. Please feel free to contact the us, or 617-495-1880, should you have questions about available resources.


Graduate Student Learning Support (GSLS)

HLS students are eligible to work with Harvard’s Graduate Student Learning Support (GSLS). GSLS provides graduate students throughout the academic year with the opportunity to meet individually with a learning specialist for consultation about academic concerns. The GSLS program is for students who want support in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Writing skills
  • Time management and organization
  • Test-taking strategies

GSLS is by referral only. Please contact Lakshmi Clark, Senior Director of Student Affairs,, 617-496-2437, if interested. Referrals are also made through Carolyn Hubbard, Assistant Director of Accessibility and Support,, 617-495-8773.

Exam Archives

Access to the HLS Exam Questions Archive can be found on the Registrar’s website.

Exam Preparation

Susannah Barton Tobin, Managing Director of the Climenko Fellowship Program and Assistant Dean for Academic Career Advising, is available to answer questions J.D.s may have about exam preparation. Please feel free to reach out to Dean Tobin,, to schedule an appointment.

LL.M.s with questions about exam preparation should direct them either to their LL.M. Advisors, or to Jeanne Tai, Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies, or Nancy Pinn, Director of Administration and Student Affairs, in the Graduate Program. There will also be a special session about exam preparation in November at which a faculty member will speak to LL.M.s about how to prepare for and answer HLS exam questions.

Library Study Guides

The library has several resources that can help you find supplementary reading during the semester and while preparing for exams.

Board of Student Advisers (BSA) and Academic Resource Center (ARC) Academic Skills Series

The Board of Student Advisors (BSAs) hold academic skills sessions with Harvard’s Academic Resource Center (ARC). Recorded sessions for the Fall 2020 semester are below.

Academic Skills Sessions Recordings

Academic Skills Sessions Recordings

Title Date Length Format
33:37 Video Play
14:16 Video Play
23:00 Video Play
54:06 Video Play

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