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Looking for assistance and not sure where to turn? There are a number of student services departments who are happy to help. Learn more about each office, the services they provide, and how you can get in touch.

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 their goals at HLS and as future members of the profession. DOS hosts fun student events, and assists students with student life at HLS, including academic resources, personal concerns, wellness programs, and bar exam advising.

  • Contact DOS

    Dean of Students Office | WCC 3039
    (617) 495-1880
    DOS Homepage

Graduate Program

  • What We Do

    The Graduate Program is responsible for the LL.M. (Master of Laws), S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science), and visiting researcher programs.

  • Contact the Graduate Program

    Graduate Program | WCC 5005
    (617) 496-8210
    Graduate Program Homepage

Harvard Law School Library

  • What We Do

    We connect you with the people, resources and collections you need to be successful while you are here at HLS and beyond graduation. Our library holds the largest legal research collection in academia – and we have the experts to help you navigate it!

  • Contact the Library

    Harvard Law School Library
    Langdell Hall
    (617) 495-3455
    Library Homepage

  • What We Do

    International Legal Studies (ILS) organizes events and programs related to international, foreign, and comparative law, including semester abroad, the joint degree program with the University of Cambridge, winter term international travel grants for writing or clinical projects, and the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship for summer work.

  • Contact ILS

    International Legal Studies | WCC 5005
    (617) 384-5284
    ILS Homepage

J.D. Admissions

  • What We Do

    Recruit, select, and yield 560 of the most amazing law students in the world!

  • Contact J.D. Admissions

    J.D. Admissions Office | WCC 5027
    (617) 495-3179

J.D. Student Financial Services (SFS)

  • What We Do

    We award and administer grants, loans, Summer Public Interest Funding, and the Low Income Protection Plan. We also provide counseling, guidance and resources to plan your finances while at HLS and beyond.

  • Contact SFS

    J.D. Student Financial Services
    WCC 5027
    (617) 495-4606
    SFS Homepage

Learning Experience & Technology Team (LXT)

  • What We Do

    We are the resource hub for creating excellent, engaged classrooms and community spaces across HLS, where the best of technology meets the excellence of the in-person teaching and learning tradition.

  • Contact LXT

    Learning Experience & Technology Team (LXT)
    WCC Basement – ITS Help Desk
    LXT Homepage

Office of Academic Affairs (OAA)

  • What We Do

    We help plan the curriculum, advise students on joint degree program options, administer the 1L reading group program and HLS writing prize program, and maintain the Handbook of Academic Policies.

  • Contact OAA

    Office of Academic Affairs
    Griswold 2 South
    (617) 496-1696
    OAA Homepage

Office of Career Services (OCS)

  • What We Do

    We advise, educate, and connect students who are seeking private sector careers and judicial clerkships.

  • Contact OCS

    Office of Career Services | WCC 4020
    (617) 495-3119
    OCS Homepage

Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs (OCP)

  • What We Do

    We oversee the academic clinical programs (open to 2Ls, 3Ls and LLMs) and HLS experiential learning requirement. We also administer the HLS pro bono requirement, support the Student Practice Organizations, and help students find volunteer pro bono placements in the community.

  • Contact OCP

    Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs | WCC 3085
    (617) 495-5202
    OCP Homepage

Office of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging (CEEB)

  • What We Do

    We create opportunities for students to build community with each other by managing student organizations, student journals and HLS Amicus. We also develop and provide new programming for historically underrepresented and first-generation students.

  • Contact CEEB

    Office of Community Engagement, Equity, and Belonging | WCC 3039
    (617) 496-2573
    CEEB Homepage

Office of Public Interest Advising (OPIA)

  • What We Do

    We specialize in public interest practice (government at all levels, nonprofits, public defense, prosecution, unions, and private public interest law firms). OPIA advisers are available to help you learn about career options and pursue opportunities as a student and beyond.

  • Contact OPIA

    Office of Public Interest Advising | WCC 4039
    (617) 495-3108
    OPIA Homepage

Office of the Registrar

  • What We Do

    Our office is responsible for ensuring students are meeting their degree requirements. We build the course schedule, oversee the catalog, administer course enrollments, exams, grade collection, and degree audits. We provide you with support throughout your time at HLS.

  • Contact the Registrar

    Office of the Registrar
    WCC 4007
    (617) 495-4612
    Registrar Homepage