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HLS Emergency Contact Information

If you experience an emergency while abroad, it may be necessary to first call local responders (i.e., police or fire department) or International SOS (+1 617-998-0000 for medical emergencies) and then notify the appropriate HLS contact person.

Program/Type of Travel Contact Email/Telephone
Chayes Fellowship | Study Abroad | Winter Term International Travel Grants Sara Zucker, Director, International Legal Studies
+1 617-495-9030 (office)
Clinical Programs
[Students who received an international travel grant to do a clinical abroad should contact Sara Zucker, above.]
Jill Crockett. Associate Director, Clinical and Pro Bono Programs
+1 617-495-5202 (office)
Human Rights Program Emily Keehn, Associate Director, Academic Program, Human Rights Program
+1 617-495-6912 (office)
Institute for Global Law and Policy Neal O’Connor, Administrative Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy
+1 617-495-3145 (office)
Islamic Legal Studies Program Ceallaigh Reddy, Program Administrator, Islamic Legal Studies Program
+1 617-496-3941 (office)
Program on Negotiation James Kerwin, Assistant Director, Program on Negotiation
+1 617-495-9688 (office)
Student Organizations Mark Jefferson, Director of Commuity Engagement and Equity, Dean of Students Office
+1 617-495-7450 (office)
Summer Public Interest Funding (SPIF)
[for the Chayes Fellowship or Human Rights Program Summer Internships, see contacts listed above]
Natasha Onken, Assistant Director, Low Income Protection Plan and Summer Public Interest Funding, JD Student Financial Services
+1 617-495-0643 (office)
Winter Term Writing Program [if not through one of programs listed above] Lisa Langone, Academic Affairs Coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs
+1 617-496-1696 (office)


International SOS Emergency Medical and Security Assistance and Evacuation Services

+1 617-998-0000

International SOS provides medical and security assistance and emergency evacuation services to Harvard travelers abroad. To ensure access to these services, it is crucial that all international travel be registered in the International SOS MyTrips platform.


Harvard Law School students traveling abroad for academic or professional reasons are covered by the University’s International SOS membership.  Personal or leisure travel is not covered. Harvard employees and fellows, while traveling on University business, are also eligible for coverage.

Please review the International SOS information on the Global Support Services website for for complete information on services, eligibility, and exclusions to coverage.


To reach International SOS in an emergency call +1 617-998-0000 (worldwide, 24/7/365). You may call collect. You can also use this number to access non-emergency assistance.

The International SOS Assistance App (available for iPhone, Android, and Windows smartphones) provides Harvard travelers with access to the benefits of the University’s International SOS membership, in an emergency or for advice or information while abroad on a Harvard-related trip.

Medical Assistance Services

  • Emergency evacuation
  • Medically-supervised repatriation
  • Companion ticket
  • Repatriation of mortal remains
  • Return home of minor children
  • Medical monitoring
  • Inpatient admission and identification of receiving physician
  • Emergency and routine medical advice
  • Pre-trip information on travel health issues
  • Post-sexual assault support and counseling
  • Emotional support and mental health program
  • Outpatient case management
  • Claims assistance

The traveler or their insurance company may incur a charge if a third party  (e.g., health care providers, transportation companies, hotels, etc.) is engaged to deliver services:

  • Additional travel and accommodation arrangements after medical evacuation
  • Medical, dental, and counseling referrals
  • Outpatient referrals
  • Outpatient medical expense guarantee and payment
  • Inpatient medical expense guarantee, cost review, and payment
  • Dispatch of medication and medical supplies

Security Assistance Services

  • Urgent and non-urgent travel security assistance and advice by telephone
  • Daily online and email updates on the latest travel security developments
  • Special advisory emails with advice in response to significant travel security incidents
  • Security and travel information on 220 countries and more than 330 cities
  • Access to security evacuation (the basic security evacuation costs are covered if the evacuation is recommended and facilitated by International SOS and associated service providers)
  • Coordination of post-evacuation debriefs and counselling

Travel Assistance Services

The traveler or their insurance company may incur a charge if a third party is engaged to deliver services.

  •  Legal referrals
  • Emergency message transmission
  • Translations and interpreters
  • Lost document advice and assistance
  • Ground transportation and accommodations for accompanying family members
  • Emergency personal cash advances

Post-Emergency Incident Reporting

Any Harvard traveler who experiences or witnesses a serious medical or safety incident while abroad should, after the emergency has been properly handled, report the event to International SOS (if they haven’t already done so). Reporting incidents helps the University support the safety and security of the community.