As the Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Harvard Law School, Ellen Cosgrove supervises a broad range of extracurricular activities, from moot court competitions to the student-edited law journals.
She oversees student organizations and residence life as well as a variety of all-school activities including orientation, graduation, conferences, and co-curricular programming which serve to entertain, educate and cultivate community.
She is also involved in developing and enforcing academic policies and practices. Prior to joining Harvard, Cosgrove served as Associate Dean and Dean of Students at the University of Chicago Law School.
Cosgrove, whose grandparents were all Irish immigrants, graduated from Mount Holyoke College, where she now serves as a trustee.
She then spent four years in corporate and investment banking in New York before attending University of Chicago Law School.
Cosgrove worked for four years in private practice at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Green & MacRae before returning to Chicago to serve as Associate Dean at the law school.
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