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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

Library exhibit looks at the history of the former Harvard Law School shield

Library exhibit looks at the history of the former Harvard Law School shield

September 16, 2016

New exhibit documents the shield’s ties to the family of Isaac Royall, Jr., the 18th century slaveholder whose bequest established the first professorship of law at Harvard in 1815, through its removal in the spring of 2016.

Kagan offers a view of a Justice’s working life

September 16, 2016
Kagan offers a view of a Justice’s working life

Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and former Harvard Law School Dean Elena Kagan ’86 returned to campus on Sept. 8 to trace the trajectory of her career and offer advice to newly minted students in a talk with HLS Dean Martha Minow.

The legacy of the late Professor David Grossman: ‘Helping to fix a broken world’

September 16, 2016
The legacy of the late Professor David Grossman: ‘Helping to fix a broken world’

Family, friends, and colleagues of the late Harvard Law School Clinical Professor David Grossman gathered at HLS to celebrate his life, honor his community activism, and support his fight for social justice.

15 years later, Harvard Law reflects on 9/11

September 8, 2016
15 years later, Harvard Law reflects on 9/11

In commemoration of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow asked faculty, alumni and staff to share brief personal reflections about that day and the post-9/11 world in which we live.

Dean Minow named to advisory council for ABA’s new Center for Innovation

August 31, 2016
Dean Minow named to advisory council for ABA’s new Center for Innovation

The American Bar Association has announced that Martha Minow, Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law, will serve on the advisory council for its newly formed Center for Innovation in Chicago.

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