Below, we lay out our vision for the coming year. The proposals are the result of countless conversations with individual students, student organizations, past Student Government members, and staff members at HLS. If you’d like to share your thoughts on which issues are most important to you, or sign up to help out solving them, you can use the following form:
Academic and Student Concerns
- Work with IT to ensure that student needs are incorporated into the new printing system that will roll out in the fall.
- Improve the Hark by extending hours, increasing vegetarian options, doing more to accommodate dietary restrictions, and implementing a composting/donation program for excessive food.
- Ensure that students have access to advisers for academic guidance.
- Reform faculty evaluations to include useful and intuitive information.
- Publish course syllabi online for students to view before registering for classes.
- Provide more support for students pursuing public interest careers.
Diversity and Inclusion
- Create a student-hosted housing option for low-income students visiting for ASW.
- Implement bystander intervention training on sexual assault for Student Government and interested students.
- Support greater diversity among the faculty, the establishment of an officer of diversity, and an increase in student representation on law school committees.
- Have Student Government serve as a facilitator among different groups on campus to ensure that all students can meaningfully contribute to the discussion of these issues.
Shared Student Governance
- Open up opportunities for all members of Student Government, and other interested students, to meet with members of the school administration to voice concerns.
- Proactively reach out to students and organizations to hear and act on their concerns.
- Enhance transparency in Student Government by making its meetings and budget public.
Empower Student Orgs
- Expand the lunch period to 11:50 through 1:10 to better accommodate events.
- Implement a direct deposit system for reimbursements, and allow reimbursement for speakers’ childcare expenses.
- Allow student organizations to do earlier outreach to new students.
- Publicize community service opportunities by student organizations and the surrounding community.
Nino Monea & Robin Ladd
President & Vice President
Harvard Law School Student Government