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You Belong at HLS

“If we have a critical mass of people saying ‘yes, I worked my tail off, but I also had a lot of fun, and I was in an environment where I found my niche, I found good friends, I built lasting relationships, and I was part of a community’? That’s a win to me.” 

Stephen Ball ’10, Dean of Students, 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.

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  • Student Journals 17
  • Clinics, Externships & SPOs 47

Housing in Cambridge

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.

[HLS] taught me so much about friendship, inclusion, what the law is, and what the law should be.”

 —Jessica Zhao ’22

Student Activities

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.

Inclusion, Belonging, and Student Services

“The [HLS] community has been a place where I’ve really found not only a voice, but a sense of companionship and friendship that I’m going to miss and cherish for the rest of my life.”

—Emily Chazen ’22

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!

HLS Students in the News

HLS Announcements

  • Professor Stephenson’s Fall 2024 Global Anticorruption Lab

    Professor Stephenson is still accepting applications for his 2024 Fall term course, Global Anticorruption Lab. The course description is available here: Please indicate whether you intend to enroll in both the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters of the Lab, or only the Fall. (Enrollment in both semesters is not required, but preference will

    April 4, 2024

  • Fall 2024 TAW Student Orientation

    A meeting has been scheduled for those enrolled (or waitlisted) in the Fall 2024 Trial Advocacy Workshop on Wednesday, April 10, from 12:15-1:15pm in WCC B015 to discuss course expectations and requirements. Food and light refreshments will be provided. To ensure we order enough food, please confirm attendance via the following link: For questions

    April 4, 2024

  • Research Assistants Wanted

    Professor Deborah Anker is seeking 2Ls to hire as Senior Research Assistants to work on Law of Asylum this Fall 2024, the leading treatise on asylum law in the United States. Professor Anker is a prominent advocate for asylees and refugees who has published her treatise for more than two decades. Responsibilities: Researching and drafting

    April 1, 2024

HUHS Announcements

  • Student Health Insurance Plan Changes

    Effective February 1, 2024, the Student Health Insurance Plan removed visit limits on outpatient mental health therapy, psychopharmacology visits, and clinic and doctors’ office visits (diagnostic/specialty/sick). All other benefits remain the same.  Learn more about your Student Health Insurance Plan benefits….

    January 29, 2024

  • New Specialty Pharmacy

    Starting January 2024, AllianceRx Walgreens Pharmacy will be part of the SHIP specialty network. Learn more about AllianceRx Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy…

    December 11, 2023

  • Flu Vaccine Coverage

    The Harvard University Student Health Program provides coverage for the flu vaccine. Here’s where and how you can get your shot covered…

    October 20, 2023