I. Notice of Non-Discrimination


The Harvard Law School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, 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 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 nondiscrimination policy to military recruiters. Although the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy” was officially repealed in 2011, the repeal did not apply to transgendered individuals, against whom the military may still discriminate.  This exception to the School’s policy for military recruiters does not in any way reflect acceptance of, or agreement with, discriminatory hiring practices.

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

Faculty and Staff

Francis X. McCrossan
Dean for Administration
Griswold 201

J.D. Admissions

Jessica Soban 
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Chief Admissions Officer
Austin 204

LL.M. and S.J.D Admissions

Jeanne Tai
Assistant Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies
WCC 5015


Ellen M. Cosgrove
Dean of Students
WCC 3039

Mark A. Weber
Assistant Dean for Career Services
WCC 4022

Alexa Shabecoff
Assistant Dean for Public Service
WCC 4049

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.

Last modified: August 20, 2013

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