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
- Read "Points of Inflection: A conversation with a new Dean"
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“Although historians will surely devote much ink—or bytes—to the financial crisis, I believe that this time will be known as an inflection point in world history because of huge revolutions under way in the world—changes that make this an electrifying time to be in the legal profession.”
- Read the full article "A Life's Project and a Project's Life"
In Brown's Wake: Legacies of America's Educational LandmarkRead the full article "A Life's Project and a Project's Life"
In her book (Oxford University Press, 2010), Dean Minow explores the wide-ranging impact of Brown v. Board of Education — on everything from school choice in the U.S. to legal challenges to the treatment of Roma children in the Czech Republic.
Dean Minow in the HLS News
During this year’s spring semester, Mark Tushnet, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law, is teaching a novel seminar called “Diversity and Social Justice in First Year Classes.” It combines classroom teaching with an eight-part public lecture series examining how issues of diversity and social justice can be integrated into the core 1L classes.
In the wake of executive orders restricting immigration, HLS clinic provides legal support and advocacy
The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has been addressing the legal concerns of Harvard students, faculty, staff, and individuals affected in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by recent executive action on immigration.
As Harvard Law School's Public Service Venture Fund enters its fourth year, HLS is looking back on all that its awardees have accomplished since the first awards were conferred in 2013.
Martha Minow — the legal scholar and human rights expert who has served as dean of Harvard Law School since 2009 and has led the diversification of its faculty, staff, and student body, significant growth in its clinics and research programs, and record fundraising — announced today that she will step down as dean at […]
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow announced today that she will step down as dean at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.