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Policies

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Harvard Law School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, source of income, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. The Law School has instituted these policies and certain procedures to ensure a safe and nondiscriminatory environment and to meet legal requirements, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. All employers using the facilities and services of the career services offices must comply with these policies and procedures. Harvard Law School makes one exception to this policy. Under threat of loss of funding to the University resulting from the Solomon Amendment, the Law School has suspended the application of its non-discrimination policy to military recruiters. This exception to our policy does not in any way reflect acceptance of, or agreement with, discriminatory hiring practices.

Contact information

Inquiries regarding the application of the Law School’s nondiscrimination policy may be referred to the following Law School coordinators of that policy:

Students:

Marcia Sells
Dean of Students
617-495-1880
WCC 3039

Mark A. Weber
Assistant Dean for Career Services
617-495-5469
WCC 4022

Catherine Pattanayak
Interim Assistant Dean for Public Service
617-496-6106
WCC 4048

Lisa Dealy
Assistant Dean for Clinical and Pro Bono Programs
617-495-5202
WCC 3085

Faculty:

Matt Gruber
Dean for Administration
617-495-4641
Griswold 201

Staff:

Roxanne L. Armbruster
Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer
617-496-2080
Hauser 010

J.D. Admissions:

Kristi Jobson
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Chief Admissions Officer
617-495-0658
Austin 203

LL.M. and S.J.D Admissions:

Jeanne Tai
Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies
617-496-4849

Inquiries concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, J. W. McCormack POCH, Room 222, Boston, MA 02109-4557.

Harvard University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy

Harvard has implemented the University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy. This Policy applies to sexual or gender-based harassment that is committed by students, faculty, staff, Harvard appointees, or third parties.  This Policy is designed to ensure a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment and to meet legal requirements, including: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the University’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; and Massachusetts laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional information regarding the University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy, refer to the Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Harvard University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy and Procedures for Handling Complaints Involving Students.

Procedures