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    Class Recordings

    August 11, 2022

    HLS Class Recordings Timing & Process, AY 23-24 The Handbook of Academic Policies (HAP) sets out the approved reasons for which Harvard Law…

  • Academic & Personal Support

    August 10, 2022

    Personal & Medical Emergencies The Dean of Students Office assists students with academic accommodations or other support in the event of personal or medical emergencies.

  • About the HLS Well-Being Working Group

    August 8, 2022

    Hello from the HLS Well-Being Working Group!  We are a team of students, faculty, and staff charged with focusing on four questions: How can we…

  • Student Services Offices

    August 8, 2022

    Dean of Students Office (DOS) What We Do We work with students and administrative offices to create a community in which all students can achieve…

  • 1L Year

    August 7, 2022

    Sections 1L Sections The 1L Section Initiative extends beyond traditional notions of curriculum, considering class size, providing students with feedback and appropriate advising, the proper…

  • LL.M. Graduation Checklist

    August 3, 2022

    Please note this page has not yet been updated for the Class of 2024. To-do items and deadlines will likely be similar to what is…

  • J.D. Graduation Checklist

    August 3, 2022

    Please note this page has not yet been updated for the Class of 2024. To-do items and deadlines will likely be similar to what is…

  • Information for Graduates

    August 2, 2022

    This page will be updated as information becomes available, so visit early and often to keep yourself apprised of all things Commencement! Commencement 101 What…

  • Getting Around

    August 2, 2022

    The HLS campus is conveniently located and served by extensive public transportation. The University is proud that its financial support for a variety of transportation…

  • Commencement 2024

    August 2, 2022

    Class Day and Commencement Livestream HLS Class Day and Commencement Day ceremonies will be livestreamed on the HLS Commencement landing page. Students receive awards…

  • DOS Student Support

    August 2, 2022

    The Dean of Students Office is your primary advocate and resource for navigating life at Harvard Law School. We’re here to help every step of…

  • Overview of Bar Admission

    August 2, 2022

    Admission to the bar is conducted via the Board of Bar Examiners of the state in which you are applying. While the admission process may…

  • Support for HLS Parents

    July 27, 2022

    Each year, Harvard Law School welcomes new and expectant parents to its campus. The Dean of Students Office works to help students manage…

  • Dean of Students

    July 25, 2022

    Administrative Updates Visit Administrative Updates (AdUp) to find your next great opportunity at HLS!  Submit an AdUp post here.

  • Meet the DOS Staff

    July 21, 2022

    Our Team Stephen L. Ball Assistant Dean and Dean of Students sball@law.harvard.edu | 617-495-1880 Stephen L. Ball (he/him) is the head of the…

  • The Well: Health and Wellness at HLS

    June 29, 2022

    What is The Well? The Well is Harvard Law School’s community effort to destigmatize mental health and prioritize well-being. Think of The Well as a source…