Harvard Law Student Found Dead On Campus
Mar 28, 2017 11:37 AM EDT
A law student from Harvard Law School, one of the best law schools in the country, was found dead on campus. The law school community is grieving over his loss.
Will Zhang, a 23-year-old first-year law student at Harvard Law graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016, according to his LinkedIn profile. His classmates and co-presidents Amanda Chan and Kevin W. Jiang said he was also a member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
The police found the law student's dead body in his Story Street dorm room on the afternoon of Mar. 23 as they were called to the scene, according to the Boston Globe. A spokesperson from the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office said that Zhang's death was "not considered suspicious."
Reports from police have indicated a possibility of suicide. Meanwhile, Dean Martha Minow representing Harvard Law, sent an email with regard to Zhang's death, noting that the "circumstances of Will's death have not been fully determined."
The Harvard Law School community is currently dealing with the law student's death. "This is an exceptionally difficult time for those who knew Will, especially his family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of them," Minow wrote in the email, according to The Harvard Crimson. "I ask that you each offer comfort to those around you who may be grieving or in distress and need a shoulder to lean on."
Minow added in her email a number of counseling resources for students. She encouraged everyone to cherish community and to offer caring and consolation to those in need, especially students who could be coping with grief.
Meanwhile, she said that Harvard Law would be looking for ways to commemorate Zhang. More than 50 people attended a session the Dean of Students' Office held for law students to reflect on the sad news.