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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

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HLS Dean Martha Minow urges graduates to find connection across difference

HLS Dean Martha Minow urges graduates to find connection across difference

May 26, 2017

During this year’s Commencement ceremonies, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow told graduates and their families and friends that at a moment when differences sharply divide people in this country and around the world, members of the Class of 2017 “share something indelible.”

Harvard Law School Commencement 2017

May 25, 2017
Harvard Law School Commencement 2017

On Thursday, May 25, the Harvard Law School Class of 2017 braved the rain to pick up their diplomas and officially become HLS graduates. Here's a look at their day of celebration with family, friends and a steady supply of rain ponchos.

GALLERY: Harvard Law School celebrates Class Day 2017

May 25, 2017
GALLERY: Harvard Law School celebrates Class Day 2017

Harvard Law School’s 2017 Class Day ceremony featured speeches by Sally Yates, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and Harvard Law School Professor Mark Wu, winner of the 2017 Albert M. Sacks-Paul A. Freund Award for Teaching Excellence.

Harvard Law School celebrates the Class of 2017

May 22, 2017
Harvard Law School celebrates the Class of 2017

Members of the Harvard Law School Class of 2017 gathered this week for two days of Commencement festivities which featured an address by former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, a send-off from Dean Martha Minow, and accolades bestowed on students, staff and faculty including Mark Wu, who was honored by the Class of 2017 with […]

Coding for Justice

May 18, 2017
Coding for Justice

It takes a lot of preparation to rev up a new case. That’s true in all law offices, including Harvard’s legal clinics. As a clinical law student who was cross-enrolled in an undergraduate computer science course, Jeffrey Roderick ’17 wondered whether he could streamline the process through technology.