Dean Minow shaking student hand

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. [Continue reading the Dean’s bio or representative publications.]

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

Dean Minow: Recent Perspectives and Scholarship

Dean Minow in the HLS News

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In Memoriam: Daniel J. Meltzer ’75

May 26, 2015

Daniel J. Meltzer '75, a renowned legal scholar and expert on federal courts and criminal procedure, and a valued legal advisor to President Barack Obama ’91, died on May 24, after a courageous battle with cancer. Meltzer was the Story Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he served on the faculty since 1982.

Daniel Nagin appointed Vice Dean for Experiential and Clinical Education

May 22, 2015

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow has appointed Clinical Professor Daniel Nagin as Vice Dean for Experiential and Clinical Education. In that role, Nagin will help to further expand the Law School’s extensive offerings in the area of experience-based learning, and he will work to develop new initiatives drawing upon the school’s wide array of […]

Susan Farbstein appointed Clinical Professor

May 20, 2015

Susan Farbstein '04 has been appointed Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where she has been an assistant clinical professor at HLS since 2012.

Lawyers Don’t Know Enough About Business. Law Schools Are Trying to Fix That

May 13, 2015

The popularity of an American legal education is dwindling in the face of disappointing job prospects for graduates. To rescue themselves from oblivion, some law schools are fashioning themselves after a more successful educational institution: business school. In April, New York Law school announced it would make room in its building for an offsite location […]

Panel Objects to Hobby Lobby Ruling

May 11, 2015

Panelists raised concerns about the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. at Harvard Law School’s annual conference on law, religion, and health on Thursday…Law School Dean Martha L. Minow noted that the litigants in the case had given evidence that they would leave the U.S. if they […]