Academic Support Services

Harvard Law School strives to ensure the success of each student. If you are having difficulties with your academic studies, please contact Susannah Tobin, Director, First-Year Legal Research and Writing and Academic Support Services, by e-mail (stobin@law.harvard.edu) or phone (617-496-3673), to set up an appointment.

On-campus resources and peer tutoring

Individual advising sessions with Susannah Tobin are available at any time. In appropriate cases, tutoring sessions with upper-class students may be arranged. Advising and tutoring covers class preparation, note taking, outlining, exam prep, and exam taking but does not cover specific subjects. In preparation for your first meeting with Susannah, please collect any model answers or other feedback on your exams from your professors. Bring your own exam answers as well as your model answers/feedback to the first meeting. 

Exam Book Archives

Institute for English Language Programs(Harvard Extension School) for ESL students

University Health Services Programs

Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies

Graduate Student Learning Support (GSLS)

Graduate school is challenging and even the most successful students may need assistance adapting to a new academic discipline. Sometimes these academic difficulties may be the result of a previously undiagnosed learning issue.

Students may notice difficulty in absorbing new material, completing academic work, or understanding reading materials; anxiety about quantitative skills, writing, or test taking; and reluctance to speak in class.  Through strategic intervention, Graduate Student Learning Support is designed to help students overcome academic hurdles before they become insurmountable.  GSLS provides graduate students with the opportunity to meet individually with a professional for consultation about academic and learning concerns. The consultation may result in:

  • Assignment to a learning specialist who will help the student improve study skills or learning strategies
  • Referral for a full neuropsychological evaluation
  • Potential disability accommodations through our disability coordinator (with appropriate medical documentation)

GSLS is a referral-only service. If you are interested please contact Ellen Cosgrove, Dean of Students (cosgrove@law.harvard.edu)

Assessment and evaluations are provided by Anne Daniels, Ed.D, a neuropsychologist with more then 25 years experience in the field.

Office hours/location: Flexible hours, as arranged between the student and the GSLS specialist. Location is usually on the Law School campus.

Graduate Student Learning Support is a cooperative program among the Business School, Graduate School of Design, Divinity School, Law School, and School of Public Health. Supervision is provided through the University Health Services.

Online resources

Last modified: April 18, 2014

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