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Harvard Law Dean Martha Minow to Step Down

1.3.17

Martha Minow

Photograph by Ken Richardson


Martha Minow

Photograph by Ken Richardson

Martha Minow, who became dean of Harvard Law School in 2009, announced today that she would step down at the end of the academic year.

Her message to the community emphasizd her plan to return to “the work of teaching and scholarship, and to more robust engagement with the significant issues of the day.” Among other roles, Minow is vice chair of the Legal Services Corporation.

President Drew Faust will convene a search soon. Minow's successor will take office during the school's bicentennial year, and its $305-million capital campaign.

Read the school's detailed news announcement here.

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