Dean of Harvard Law School
|Dean of Harvard Law School|
|First holder||Christopher Columbus Langdell|
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. Minow announced that she would step down as Dean in Summer 2017.
List of Deans of Harvard Law School
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||1870||1895|
|2||James Barr Ames||1895||1910|
|3||Ezra Ripley Thayer||1910||1915|
|5||James M. Landis||1937||1946|
|7||Derek Curtis Bok||1968||1971|
|8||Albert Martin Sacks||1971||1981|
|10||Robert C. Clark||1989||2003|
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 Patricia Ann Lovett (2009).