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Harvard Law dean Martha Minnow announces departure from role

By Kathryn Higgins

05 January 2017 at 07:48 BST

Harvard Law School has confirmed that dean Martha Minnow will step down from her post at the end of the current academic year.

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Ms Minnow has served at the helm of arguably the most prestigious law school in the United States for the last eight years. A statement released via a spokesperson said that Ms Minnow intends to remain an ‘active member’ of the Harvard Law faculty after she steps down from her role as dean in May: ‘I also want to devote more time studying and speaking about issues of inequality, access to justice, and discrimination in the current economic and social climate – issues that have been at the centre of my life’s work and are more pressing than ever,’ she said. Harvard University president Drew Faust said in a statement released yesterday that the university would ‘welcome advice from across the law school community’ as the search for Ms Minnow’s successor begins.

Sources: Bloomberg BigLaw Business; Wall Street Journal


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