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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

Tomiko Brown-Nagin on Constance Baker Motley and the ‘American experience’

Tomiko Brown-Nagin on Constance Baker Motley and the ‘American experience’

August 18, 2016

On being appointed the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law, Tomiko Brown-Nagin delivered a lecture titled, "On Being First: Judge Constance Baker Motley and Social Activism in the American Century," which focused on 20th century social reform through the life of the Motley, a civil rights advocate who became the first female African American […]

Food Law clinic sponsors conference focused on food waste, consumer education

July 28, 2016
Food Law clinic sponsors conference focused on food waste, consumer education

Food recovery entrepreneurs, farmers, business persons, academics, government officials and many others converged at Harvard Law School for two days of learning, strategizing, and networking to address the growing issue of food waste.

The David Grossman Memorial Lecture: Eviction, Displacement, and the Fight to Keep Communities Together

July 22, 2016
The David Grossman Memorial Lecture: Eviction, Displacement, and the Fight to Keep Communities Together

The David Grossman Memorial Lecture, entitled “Eviction, Displacement, and the Fight to Keep Communities Together,” was held at HLS on April 5. Grossman ’88, who died last July, was a lawyer and teacher dedicated to serving the poor, and he was Director of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau for close to a decade.

Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Professor Ogletree vows to fight it

July 14, 2016
Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Professor Ogletree vows to fight it

Charles Ogletree '78, the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, recently announced that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He said he will work to raise awareness of the disease and its disproportionate effect on African Americans.

Michael R. Klein LL.M. ’67 supports future of cyberspace exploration and study

July 5, 2016
Michael R. Klein LL.M. ’67 supports future of cyberspace exploration and study

Harvard Law School and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University have announced that Michael R. Klein LL.M. '67 has made a gift of $15 million to the Berkman Center, which in recognition, will now be known as the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.

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