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Martha Minow shakes hands with an HLS student.Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, has taught at Harvard Law School since 1981, where her courses have included civil procedure, constitutional law, family law, international criminal justice, jurisprudence, law and education, nonprofit organizations, and the public law workshop. An expert in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children, and persons with disabilities, she also writes and teaches about privatization, military justice, and ethnic and religious conflict.

“My life was going to have to deal with issues of social injustice.”

— Martha Minow Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law

Dean Minow: Recent Perspectives and Scholarship

Dean Minow in the HLS News

GALLERY: Harvard Law School Commencement 2016

GALLERY: Harvard Law School Commencement 2016

May 27, 2016

On Thursday May 26, 2016, the Harvard Law School Class of 2016 officially became HLS graduates. Here is a look at their day of celebration, filled with families, friends, and some cute kids.

Grant will support Criminal Justice Policy Program’s work to reform unfair financial obligations in criminal cases

May 27, 2016
Grant will support Criminal Justice Policy Program’s work to reform unfair financial obligations in criminal cases

Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Policy Program has received a generous grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The grant supports the program’s work to advance reform of unfair policies for imposing fees and fines in the criminal justice system. The grant, which totals more than $1 million, will allow the Criminal Justice Policy […]

Dean Minow urges graduates to work together to change the world

May 26, 2016
Dean Minow urges graduates to work together to change the world

On May 26, 2016, on Holmes Field, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow congratulated the graduates, telling them, “You have made the law yours and the world will be better for it.”

A Question of History

May 10, 2016
A Question of History

On March 14, the Harvard Corporation voted to retire the Harvard Law School shield, following the recommendation of an HLS committee. The shield is modeled on the family crest of Isaac Royall, whose bequest endowed the first professorship of law at Harvard. Royall was the son of an Antiguan slaveholder.

HLS Reflects on the Legacy of Justice Scalia

May 10, 2016
HLS Reflects on the Legacy of Justice Scalia

With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia ’60 of the U.S. Supreme Court on February 13 has come an outpouring of remembrances and testaments to his transformative presence during his 30 years on the Court. On February 24, Dean Martha Minow and a panel of seven Harvard Law School professors, each of whom had a […]

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