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
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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.”
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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
Earlier this month, Harvard Law School’s Royall Professor of Law, Janet Halley, took first-year HLS students in her Reading Group on the Law School’s connection to New England’s slavery heritage to visit the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford, Massachusetts.
HLS Professor Charles Ogletree ’78 announced this summer that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and said he will work to raise awareness of the disease and its disproportionate effect on African-Americans. In sharing his story and putting a spotlight on this disease, he is continuing his lifelong efforts to help others.
As the new Harvard Law School Association president, Peter C. Krause ’74 has set a goal to engage international alumni across the globe.
Eleven members of the Harvard Law School community – nine individuals and one two-person team – received the 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence, established to recognize staff members who embody both the letter and spirit of excellence within the Harvard Law School community.
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.