Dean Minow shaking student hand

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. [Continue reading the Dean’s bio or representative publications.]

“My life was going to have to deal with issues of social injustice.”

Dean Minow: Recent Perspectives and Scholarship

Dean Minow in the HLS News

President Ma of Taiwan visits HLS

President Ma of Taiwan visits HLS

August 27, 2015

On July 11, Harvard, for the first time in the century-long history of the Republic of China, welcomed a sitting president of Taiwan, hosting President Ma Ying-jeou S.J.D. ’81 for a nostalgic visit to his alma mater.

Practical-Skills Plan Divides Law School Association

August 25, 2015

(Registration required) Whether the State Bar of California’s plan to require new attorneys to complete at least 15-credits of practical skills courses in law school is unduly restrictive or a needed step to ensure they have some real-world competencies depends on whom you ask—even within the same organization. The Association of American Law Schools is split over […]

Marcia Sells to join HLS as Dean of Students

August 17, 2015
Marcia Sells to join HLS as Dean of Students

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow has announced that Marcia Sells will join the school as the new Dean of Students on September 21.

HLS represented at White House event celebrating 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

July 29, 2015
HLS represented at White House event celebrating 25 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

A special reception was held at the White House on July 20 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. On hand to introduce President Barack Obama ’91 and Vice President Joe Biden was Harvard Law School graduate Haben Girma ’13, who is currently a Skadden Fellow at Disability Rights Advocates in […]

Minow, Whiting and True-Frost publish volume of essays on ‘First Global Prosecutor’ Luis Moreno Ocampo

July 29, 2015
Minow, Whiting and True-Frost publish volume of essays on ‘First Global Prosecutor’ Luis Moreno Ocampo

Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, HLS Professor Alex Whiting and Syracuse University College of Law Assistant Professor Cora True-Frost have published a volume of essays that examine the role and the legacy of the first prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), Luis Moreno Ocampo.