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Student Organization Technology Tool Kit

Information Technology Services offers student organizations within Harvard Law School access to three services to help the student organization work as efficiently as possible:

1. HLS email account

Through the online form below, a student organization can request an email account created in the student organization’s name. This address will allow the student organization’s leadership the ability to receive and send emails on the student organization’s behalf. This account is subject to the same Information Technology account usage policies as other HLS accounts. See Harvard Law School’s Information Technology account usage policies.

Understanding Your Username

In order to provide you with an email address for life, the email address scheme will be as follows:


However, when you access HLS network resources (including your email), you will use the following username scheme for your HLS Account:

  • USERNAME.mail

These naming conventions are used in order to provide uniqueness, while maintaining a meaningful username, over the course of many years.

More information and the link to apply for an account:

  1. Information on how to access and use HLS Gmail to check an HLS Email account
  2. To reset the student organization account password, please visit
  3. If you need to renew the student organization’s email account, please contact the Dean of Student’s office at
  4. Apply for a student organization email account

2. Create and manage a listserv

A listserv is a great way to keep the student organization’s members in touch with one another. The managed listserv enables a list administrator (designated by the student organization) to add and remove members from a managed email list.

If you apply for a listserv email address for the student organization, the Dean of Students Office will review your request and forward it to the ITS Service Desk for creation.

3. Student Organization web pages

If you want to create and maintain a web page, you will need a web editor (e.g. Dreamweaver) and apply for an SFTP account. An SFTP account allows each student organization the ability to create a web page, housed on Harvard Law School servers. With this account the student organization will be able to use any SSH software to connect to the student organization’s web page files.

Apply for an SFTP account

Other web tools are available from the Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Solutions group in the library.

For more information regarding student organizations, please check out the Student Organizations Home Page