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

Harvard Law School: The road to marriage equality

Harvard Law School: The road to marriage equality

June 26, 2015

Since at least 1983, when Harvard Law student Evan Wolfson ’83 wrote a third-year paper exploring a human rights argument for same-sex marriage, Harvard Law School has participated in anticipating, shaping, critiquing, analyzing and guiding the long path toward marriage equality.

Harvard Law Thinks Big: Innovative faculty scholarship in brief

Harvard Law Thinks Big: Innovative faculty scholarship in brief

June 19, 2015

In late May, four Harvard Law faculty members, Charles Fried, Michael Gregory, Kathryn Spier and David Wilkins, each shared a snapshot of innovative research with the HLS community, followed by discussion as part of the 2015 Harvard Law School Thinks Big lecture.

Zittrain delivers chair lecture: ‘Love the Processor, Hate the Process’

Zittrain delivers chair lecture: ‘Love the Processor, Hate the Process’

June 19, 2015

In a lecture marking his appointment as George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, Jonathan Zittrain ’95 addressed the impact of algorithms on our lives—both on and offline—in a lecture titled “Love the Processor, Hate the Process: The Temptations of Clever Algorithms and When to Resist Them.”

Emily Broad Leib named Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Emily Broad Leib named Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

June 3, 2015

Emily Broad Leib '08, cofounder and director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, has been named Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at HLS.

‘You will be the counsel for the situations to come,’ says Minow (video)

‘You will be the counsel for the situations to come,’ says Minow (video)

May 29, 2015

Dean Martha Minow applauded the many accomplishments of Class of 2015 and she praised their activism against injustice: “You led teach-ins, die-ins, and active mobilization in response to police shootings and racial injustice, and participated in criminal justice reform work. Your work changes lives,” she told the graduates.