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Dean Cosgrove is the primary advocate for law students within the Law School and the University. She counsels students on academic, personal, and professional matters. Together with the members of the staff, she coordinates and supports a range of student services, programming, special events, and residence life. She serves as the liaison between students and the Administrative Board (which handles matters involving student discipline and exceptions to faculty and administrative rules). Dean Cosgrove graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1984 and spent four years in corporate and investment banking in New York prior to attending law school. She graduated from The University of Chicago Law School in 1991 and spent 8,325 billable hours in private practice at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (an international law firm of about 700 attorneys headquartered in New York City, now defunct). She has been a law school Dean of Students since 1995 (at Chicago from 1995 to 2004 and at Harvard since 2004). She has received awards from graduating students at both Chicago and Harvard recognizing her contributions to the law school community. Dean Cosgrove is currently serving as a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College, a Trustee of the Practicing Law Institute, a non-profit continuing legal education (CLE) organization, and a Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Massachusetts’ Lawyer Assistance Program, the official confidential counseling and referral resource for Massachusetts law students, lawyers and judges and their families. She previously served on the Association of American Law Schools' Executive Committee for Student Services and has consulted with other law schools. She is a member of the New York Bar.
As a Disability Services Assistant, Louis Arcudi provides services and support to ensure that all students are able to access and participate in the opportunities at Harvard Law School. Louis specializes in adaptive technology, specifically providing electronic versions of course materials, access to course content, and emerging technologies in the disability field. In addition to providing disability services, Louis coordinates HLS Wellness, an initiative that promotes academic, physical, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing through comprehensive programming. Louis received his bachelor’s degree from Boston University.
Hayley Brown is the Student Housing Coordinator in the HLS Dean of Students Office. She oversees all aspects of housing on campus including the lottery, move in and move out logistics, and billing. She also works with her amazing team of resident advisors to make sure that each dorm is a pleasant and respectful place to be on a daily basis. She spent the last two years in the Office of Major Capital Projects, helping to build the new Wasserstein Hall, Caspersen Student Center, Clinical Wing building. Hayley grew up in south Texas and majored in English and theater at Rice University. She misses Mexican food and 70 degree winters.
Chloe will be the second person to greet you every time you come into the office, whether you're just coming to grab some candy or if you have business to take care of. She is happy to answer any of your questions regarding Student Services and then some. You will see her answering phones, organizing calendars and working on a project for whoever needs help in the office that day - and usually at the same time. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Communications at Boston University, Chloe worked in the crazy world of catering and events before moving into her jack-of-all-trades position in DOS - so feel free to ask her advice on anything event related.600404
Lakshmi Clark-McClendon is the Assistant Director of Student Services. She is responsible for managing the facilitation of law student access to academic, co-curricular, and social activities at the University. Lakshmi oversees the coordination of disability-related accommodations for the Harvard Law School community, wellness programming, and is also the primary contact for law student emergency or illness. Before joining the Dean of Students Office, she worked at New York University's Moses Center for Students with Disabilities. She has a Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University.
Tracey will greet you just about every time you call or visit the Dean of Students Office. She is a resource for any services available through the DOS Office and is also here to answer any questions you may have about the Law School in general. She is always there with a ready smile and available to help. Tracey joins the team after earning her Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in Boston and working in the Athletics Department at MIT. She is no stranger to the Boston area so you can pick her brain on interesting places to go in the city. Feel free to test her on any sports, movie or music trivia.
Jeff McNaught is the Director of Student Affairs. He oversees a range of activities from student organizations and journals, to moot court competitions, and housing/residential life. Jeff is responsible for the planning, implementation, and execution of campus-wide activities including Orientation, Commencement, conferences, and other events. Before joining the Dean of Students Office, Jeff worked for Harvard University as a Facilities & Operations Manager, stationed at Harvard Law School. Prior to that, Jeff worked at Harvard Law School in the Office of Event Scheduling and Support; and practiced law at a local law firm in Melrose, MA. Jeff is an active member of the Massachusetts Bar. He received his law degree from New England Law | Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Louise O'Connell is the Finance and Office Manager for the Dean of Students. She is responsible for monitoring all DOS financial transactions and managing all DOS budgets. She forecasts expenditures for departments, organizations, journals, the First Year Program and the Board of Student Advisers. Other responsibilities include cash, checks, credit card sales, reimbursements and invoices. Louise has worked at Harvard University for 24 years and has a great deal of knowledge of financial applications and policies. She has a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in Boston and is currently finishing a Master's degree in Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University.
As the Student Journals Coordinator, Sheena oversees the journals operation and the publications cycle for 17 Law Journals. In addition, Sheena manages the journals finances and helps coordinate journals symposia and events. She is known to create a fun and friendly environment where the Student Journals staff can feel free to inquire about any journals related issues. In 2003 Sheena joined the University by working in Financial Administration and began her HLS career in the Financial Office before moving to the Dean of Students Office in 2008. Sheena has an A.S. in Human Resources Management, a B.S. in Political Science and a certificate in Business Administration
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Stephanie Russo is the Disability Services Associate in the Dean of Students Office. She works with the Disability Coordinator to provide disability and housing accommodations. Additionally, she helps to provide support to HLS students during mental, physical, and emotional emergencies. Stephanie is dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive environment and believes that no question is too small. She earned her Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Student Affairs at Salem State University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and English at Stonehill College.
Yvonne Smith oversees, monitors and manages the committees that perform the functions of the Board of Student Advisers (BSA), including Upper Round Ames, Orientation, First Year Ames, Williston and Course Evaluations. Yvonne has worked at Harvard Law School since 1987.
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