You Belong at HLS
Studying law is a collaborative endeavor at Harvard Law School. We work together to create a student-centered environment in which learning is inspiring, transformative, and supportive. We know you will strengthen the HLS community and we want you to be strengthened by it.
Our goal is for you to thrive in every aspect of your experience at Harvard Law School.
Student Organizations 100+
Student Journals 17
Clinics, Externships & SPOs 47
“There’s a huge support system that’s here to help you.”
—Nicholas Gozales JD ’24
Inclusion and Belonging
An essential humanity nurtures our deeply connected community. Participate in all that HLS has to offer in a diverse environment of trust and mutual respect.
Advising and Mentorship
It’s about commitment, empathy, and support. Most of all, advising and mentoring is about mutual inspiration. Explore opportunities on campus and for your career through the guidance and experience of the broader HLS community.
Health and Wellbeing
Studying law is rewarding, but graduate studies can be stressful. From physical health and athletic activities to mental and emotional support, HLS offers resources for body, mind, and spirit.
Student Services Offices
Whether you’re looking for information about academic support, health and well-being, accessibility, or assistance balancing school and family, you have resources.
At home at Harvard
Your life at Harvard Law School unfolds within a major research university, giving you access to a world-class campus: unparalleled libraries, acclaimed museums and theaters, enriching extracurricular activities, and a wider community of diverse and engaged students.
You have access to everything Harvard has to offer.
Dean of Students Office
From Orientation through Commencement, DOS staff are here to support you. Whether you have a quick question, a more serious personal or academic concern, or just need guidance or support, contact or stop by DOS!
Walk into any gathering of an HLS student organization and you’ll encounter a remarkable spectrum of life experiences and perspectives. You will find your people.
HLS Students in the News
‘It’s so great to see the work you do have immediate positive impact’
Ten Harvard Law students trekked to arctic Alaska during spring break to prepare tax returns for indigenous communities.
March 28, 2023
Alternative Spring Break
Harvard Law Students undertook a number of pro bono projects locally, nationally, and internationally during Spring Break this year.
March 28, 2023
Making the invisible curriculum visible
At a “Teaching First-Generation Law Students” event, professors shared insights and recommendations for making law teaching more inclusive and “the invisible curriculum” explicit for all law students.
March 22, 2023
April 3: Capital Punishment Clinic Students Share Their Work
An HLS Library Ideas Salon Monday April 3, 4-5 pm – Langdell Hall Seminar Rooms 232/233 Open to HUID holders – Snacks provided! Learn about the work of the Capital Punishment Clinic in a conversation among current clinic students Robert Clinton, Kellen Dugan, Natalie Leitman, and Charles Sonenclar – moderated by former clinic student Fjora
March 20, 2023
HLS Library Exhibit: Visualizing Capital Punishment
Visit the Library’s latest exhibit, Visualizing Capital Punishment: Spectacle, Shame, and Sympathy, which explores the power of imagery to change minds about the death penalty, and features items from the Library’s Historical & Special Collections. Throughout the year, we’ll be offering programming on this historic yet timely topic. Please visit the exhibit and join us
September 1, 2022
California Air Resources Board’s Legal Office Externships
Anticipated Start Date: The beginning of the fall term (around 8/15/22), with a working period of 8-10 weeks. Qualifications: • Current law school student. • Background or interest in air quality, climate, environmental justice, and public interest work. • Strong legal writing and research skills. • Ability to exercise good judgment and work effectively and
July 5, 2022
Liberty Justice Center Internships
Opportunities for law students The Liberty Justice Center offers a rich educational opportunity for law students to contribute to a cutting-edge public interest law firm. The Liberty Justice Center is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest litigation center that represents clients at no charge. We are litigating in more than two dozen states to protect
July 5, 2022
NYC Office of Technology & Innovation Fall 2022 Remote Legal Internship
Position: UNPAID – Fall 2022 – Remote Legal Summer Intern/Extern Who we are: NYC Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI) Location: Remote Term: Fall 2022 Start: August 2022 About Us: OTI partners with over 100 government entities to help them obtain the right technology solutions that meet their business needs and delivery services to New
July 5, 2022