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Harvard Law School students have access to many resources for academic advising. Faculty advise students through 1L reading groups, written work supervision, clinical work, and teaching fellow and research assistant work. Experienced staff across the school are also available to support students as they consider and select among the many academic offerings and opportunities available to upper-level JD and LLM students. Students can select among the advising resources best suited to the guidance they’re seeking each year as they plan their academic programs and engage in related academic work.

Additional Advising Resources

Academic Advising Appointments for Students

Students can find information for booking appointments with each of the HLS Offices that offer individual advising.

Academic and Learning Support

From time to time, you might find that beyond guidance about choosing courses or Programs of Study, you would like additional support in your studies. You can find support by accessing the Dean of Students Academic and Personal Support page.

Handbook of Academic Policies

The Harvard Law School Handbook of Academic Policies contains the law school’s academic rules and policies, including detailed information about the requirements for the J.D., LL.M., and S.J.D. degrees; registration and submission deadlines for all academic work; and policies regarding exams, academic honesty, and leaves of absence. If you have questions about the policies and requirements in the Handbook, please stop by the Registrar’s Office ( or Dean of Students Office (

Areas of Interest

At Harvard Law School, we offer an unmatched breadth and depth of learning opportunities and scholarship in more areas of interest related to law and justice than any other law school in the world. These are just a sampling of the many areas of interest and related activities Harvard Law School has to offer.