2009 was a noteworthy year for Harvard Law School. A new dean took the helm—Martha Minow was appointed dean of Harvard Law School in June—and a number of faculty and alums were appointed to positions in the Obama administration. New scholars joined the faculty while the scholarship of current faculty members and HLS research programs made headlines. Below is a summary of the year’s highlights.
HLS students made headlines throughout 2009 – from winning writing competitions, to participating in historic litigation to having real-world impact through their clinical work.
Faculty books 2009: A look at what faculty members have been writing about this year
In 2009, new faculty members were appointed, and current faculty members and HLS research programs made headlines. President Barack Obama ’91 tapped more than 70 Harvard Law School alumni and faculty members for key posts in his administration.