Emergency Contacts at HLS
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 Studiesemail@example.com|
+1 617-495-9030 (office)
[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 Programsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
+1 617-495-5202 (office)
|Human Rights Program||Abadir Ibrahim, Associate Directoremail@example.com|
+1 617-495-9362 (office)
|Islamic Legal Studies Program||Ceallaigh Reddy, Program Administrator, Islamic Legal Studies Programfirstname.lastname@example.org|
+1 617-496-3941 (office)
|Student Organizations||Monica Monroe, Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Equity, and Belongingemail@example.com|
+1 617-496-2573 (office)
|Summer Public Interest Funding (SPIF) [for the Chayes Fellowship or Human Rights Program Summer Internships, see contacts listed above]||Kara Martin, Associate Director for the Low Income Protection Plan and Public Interest Fundingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Winter Term Writing Program [if not through one of programs listed above]||Lisa Langone, Academic Affairs Coordinator, Office of Academic Affairsemail@example.com|
+1 617-496-1696 (office)
International SOS Emergency Medical and Security Assistance and Evacuation Services
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.
International SOS Benefits
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.