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Event Publicity

The Office of Communications assists students, faculty and staff with publicity for events and newsworthy initiatives. The most common way to gain publicity is through the HLS website, which features the latest news and events on the homepage. 

Events at HLS

Harvard Law School offers a wide range of services and resources for members of the Harvard Law School community who are planning events on campus. Visit the Events at HLS pages for an event planning checklist and information on planning a high-profile event. 

HLS Calendar

If you would like your event to appear on the HLS Calendar, all events should be booked through the Room Scheduling System. The only events that should be submitted in Master Calendar are: off-campus events, on-campus rooms that are not in EMS, or conferences or events that are related but require multiple rooms. 

Proper submission to the calendar will also ensure that the event is included in the daily HLS events e-newsletter, calendar@Law

Download the Harvard Law School Public Events Calendar Instruction Guide for more information on how to add or edit events in the HLS Calendar. 

For your event to be featured in the Featured Events section of the HLS homepage, the listing must already be submitted to and approved for the HLS Calendar.  Announcements must be submitted a week in advance, and given the high volume of material, not all can be featured on the homepage.

Campus Video Displays

The HLS Communications Office maintains the campus video displays and will work with you to create a graphic announcement to promote your event and increase attendance. These graphics run next to a calendar of upcoming events. At least one week before your event, fill out the "Publicity on Campus Video Screens" section of the project intake form with event details, including title, location, time, speakers, and a short description. We will follow up with you to request images, including photos or logos. Please allow at least two days for the image to be created and posted.

Event Posters

If you would like a poster to promote your event around campus, please complete the  "Graphic Design" section of the project intake form.

News Coverage

If you would like to work with campus or mainstream news media to publicize your event, or if you would like your news to be considered for HLS editorial coverage, please visit our News Coverage page.  

Photography and Multimedia

If you would like to photograph or record audio/video at your event, please visit our Photography and Multimedia page for resources and guidelines.

Last modified: April 18, 2014

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