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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

Diversity in the 1L curriculum explored in spring seminar and lecture series

Diversity in the 1L curriculum explored in spring seminar and lecture series

February 7, 2017

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

February 1, 2017
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.

Top seeds: Harvard Law School entrepreneurs launch new ventures of service

January 27, 2017
Top seeds: Harvard Law School entrepreneurs launch new ventures of service

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.

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow to step down at the conclusion of the academic year

January 3, 2017
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow to step down at the conclusion of the academic year

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 […]

Message from Dean Martha Minow to Harvard Law School community

January 3, 2017
Message from Dean Martha Minow to Harvard Law School community

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow announced today that she will step down as dean at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.