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Life Beyond the Law

A Historical & Special Collections exhibit exploring student life outside the Harvard Law School classroom.

Conducting Research in Historical & Special Collections

Historical & Special Collections (HSC) houses one of the world's most comprehensive collections of research materials for the study of legal history. Materials in HSC are open to all researchers regardless of academic affiliation.

The Historical & Special Collections Reading Room is open by appointment only. Appointments are available Tuesday - Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm.  Please contact us by phone or email to discuss your research needs and set up an appointment. You can also use our online appointment request form.

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Harvard Law School Library
Langdell Hall
1545 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

History of Harvard Law School and Harvard University

This LibGuide is a selective list of sources with historical information about Harvard Law School and Harvard University. Directories and periodicals with information about the faculty, students, and curricula are included. Direct links are provided for material that is available online.

Biographical Research

Consult this LibGuide for resources related to Harvard Law School graduates. An increasing number of these sources are available online.