Dean of Harvard Law School

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Dean of Harvard Law School
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Incumbent
Martha Minow

since July 1, 2009
First holder Christopher Columbus Langdell
Website www.law.harvard.edu

The Dean of Harvard Law School is the head of Harvard Law School. The current Dean is Martha Minow, the 12th person, and second woman to hold the post.

List of Deans of Harvard Law School[edit]

Founded in 1817, Harvard Law School is the oldest continuously operating law school in the United States. Since its founding, 12 people have officially served as Dean.

No. Picture Name Took office Left office
1 Christopher Columbus Langdell Christopher Columbus Langdell 1870 1895
2 James Barr Ames James Barr Ames 1895 1910
3 Ezra Ripley Thayer Ezra Ripley Thayer 1910 1915
4 Roscoe Pound Roscoe Pound 1916 1936
5 James M. Landis James M. Landis 1937 1946
6 Erwin Griswold Erwin Griswold 1946 1967
7 Derek Curtis Bok 1968 1971
8 Albert Martin Sacks 1971 1981
9 James Vorenberg 1981 1989
10 Robert C. Clark 1989 2003
11 Elena Kagan Elena Kagan 2003 2009
12 Martha Minow Martha Minow 2009 present

Acting Deans[edit]

Several individuals have also served as acting dean at one time or another. They are: Samuel Williston (1909–10), Austin Wakeman Scott (1915–16), Edward Henry Warren (1921–22), Joseph Warren (1925–26 and 1929), Joseph Henry Beale (1929–30), Edmund Morris Morgan (1936–37, 1942–45), Robert Amory, Jr. (1948), Livingston Hall (1959), Andrew James Casner (1967–68), and Howell E. Jackson (2009).

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