Harvard Law School Association
Club and Shared Interest Group (SIG)
Annual Certification


HLSA conducts an annual registration of all Alumni Clubs and SIGs. The purpose of this process is to ensure that both the Club/SIG and HLSA have established the necessary contact and exchange of information to effectively partner in the coming academic year. This is not meant to be a burdensome or time-consuming effort, rather a review of the guidelines under which HLS and HLSA expects all Alumni Clubs and SIGs to operate.

The following must be completed:
  1. Review of the HLSA Club and SIG Operating Guidelines, HLSA Partnership Guidelines, and Harvard University and HLS Logo/Trademark Guidelines. These documents need to be electronically “approved” by the Club/SIG President on the Club/SIG Annual Certification Survey (#2 below).

  2. Completion of the HLSA Club/SIG Annual Certification for fiscal year 2018-2019.

  3. A copy of the Club or SIG's bylaws must be on file with the HLS Alumni Center Office (contact info below). For those Clubs/SIGs who have previously sent bylaws, to ensure that we have a copy on file with the 2018-2019 Certification, please provide the HLS Alumni Center with your current bylaws through the Certification survey. Questions? Please email hlsa@law.harvard.edu.

    We understand that some HLS Clubs/SIGs may not have formal bylaws in place at this time. However, to remain a certified HLS Club/SIG, you must submit a copy of your bylaws to the HLS Alumni Center by June 30, 2019.
If we do not receive your completed Certification by May 3, 2019, your Club/SIG will not be registered as an official HLSA Alumni Club this year and unable to receive HLSA Club/SIG services or funding. Your HLSA Club/SIG will be removed from any online listings (alumni.law.harvard.edu) and will not appear in future published materials (Harvard Law Bulletin).

Contact us...

Phone: 617-495-2425
Email: hlsa@law.harvard.edu