What is HL Central?

HL Central is an organization run by HLS students that plans many social, cultural and philanthropic events throughout the school year. Additionally, HL Central is responsible for planning and hosting many of the law firm receptions that take place on campus each year.

Among the events HL Central produced last year were: the 1L Cup, Boat Cruise, a Red Sox game, Halloween Party, 1L Winter Formal, a Celtics game, and the Tacky Prom. And of course, don’t forget about our weekly Bar Reviews all around Cambridge and Boston!

How did HL Central get started?

HL Central was founded by T.J. Duane ‘02 in 1999 to help foster a community spirit at the law school by hosting and funding social and service activities. Over the years, we have developed relationships with dozens of law firm sponsors allowing us to host bigger and better events to help bring our campus together.

Is HL Central a student organization?

HL Central is run by students but is not technically a student organization within Harvard Law School. HL Central receives no funding from the school, but does work closely with the Career Services, Dean of Students and Admissions offices.

Is HL Central a non-profit?

HL Central operates on a not-for-profit basis, however, it is not a federally recognized non-profit organization. Although all of HL Central’s profits go towards funding student activities, the IRS rejected HL Central’s previous non-profit applications, as the organization did not meet the eligibility requirements for charitable organizations.

Who funds HL Central?

HL Central is funded entirely by law firm sponsors. A list of our sponsors is available at www.hlcentral.com.

Can I get involved in HL Central?

Definitely! HL Central is currently looking for 1Ls interested in becoming Section Reps and helping plan special events for each section. If you’re interested, email info@hlcentral.com. Also, look for applications for next year’s board in the spring. Otherwise, just come out to the events and have a good time! Don't forget to like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HLCentralEvents/) and sign up for HL Central emails, so you can be up-to-date on all our events: http://hlcentral.us9.list-manage2.com/subscribe?u=feb2eca8f1ec7d9e7dcc17b1d&id=2005cbf62a.