Appointment Locator
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WCC 4020
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Welcome to Our Online Appointment Scheduling System



Mock Interview Appointments

Select Mock Interview as the service and book an appointment. Bring a resume to your appoinment and please only book one (1) Mock Interview appointment for the period leading up to EIP. Advisors often assume summer appointments will be by phone so please also let your advisor know if you are planning on coming into the office.



Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment with an advisor, click the “Select Service” drop down menu on the left side of this page. After you choose your appointment type, you may then select an advisor.  Please note that you must schedule an appointment at least one day in advance.

Cancelling an Appointment

If you must cancel an appointment, please do so through the on line system at least 24 hours in advance.  If advance notice is not possible, please email the OCS office.

Telephone Appointments

If you have a telephone appointment, please call the main OCS number 617-495-3119 to be transferred to your advisor.  When making an appointment, please keep in mind any time difference between your location and Eastern Standard Time. 

Walk-in/Call-in Hours

Walk-in and call-in hours for JD students are held Monday to Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm year round. Please note that these hours are for general advising and should be quick 5-minute questions, and not clerkship questions. Quick clerkship questions can be submitted as comments through the clerkship blog (look for the most recent Q&A post.) If your question will take longer than 5 minutes please schedule an appointment with an advisor. LL.M. students should make an advising appointment or email an LL.M. advisor. 

1L Advising

1L Advising will begin on October 15. 

  • OCS will send notification when 1Ls can begin scheduling appointments in advance of the October 15 date.
  • In advance of your appointment please watch Before Your First 1L OCS Advising Appointment and complete the activities listed. 

1L Judicial Clerkship Appointments

1Ls, before you schedule a judicial clerkship appointment, be sure to review the information from our earlier 1L Judicial Clerkship Orientation

Alumni Advising

Alumni advising appointments are by phone only. When you select an advising appointment please include a phone number and preferred email for your appointment in the comments. Please note that during certain times of the year many people are eager to speak with an advisor and appointments fill up quickly. We try our best to meet demand, but if you are having trouble finding an open spot please email us at ocs@law.harvard.edu

Law Teaching Advising

For law teaching appointments, please contact Susannah Barton Tobin, Assistant Dean for Academic Career Advising at stobin@law.harvard.edu

Notary Hours

OCS provides notary services every day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

OCS Holiday Closings

The office will be closed on the following public holidays and appointments will not be available. 


New Year’s Day (observed) - Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday - Monday, Jan. 16

Presidents' Day - Monday, Feb. 20

Memorial Day - Monday, May 29

Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day - Monday, Sept. 4

Columbus Day - Monday, Oct. 9

Veterans Day (observed) - Friday, Nov. 10

Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 23

Friday after Thanksgiving - Friday, Nov. 24

Christmas Eve 1/2 day (observed) - Friday, Dec. 22

Christmas Day - Monday, Dec. 25 

Winter Recess – Dec. 26 to Dec. 29