Harvard University Law School

Web Address: https://hls.harvard.edu/
Phone Number: 617.495.4601
Address: Griswold Hall 200
Cambridge, MA 02138

Current Dean

John F. Manning
2017-07-01 to Current

Previous Deans (populated by deans in the database)

Martha L. Minow
2009-07-01 to 2017-06-30

Deans Who Attended Harvard University Law School

Name
Degree
Year of Graduation
Matthew Diller
J.D.
1985
Kevin R. Johnson
J.D.
1983
Joseph D. Kearney
J.D.
1989
Michael A. Simons
J.D.
1989
Erwin Chemirinsky
J.D.
1978
Alberto R. Gonzales
J.D.
Andrew Perlman
J.D.
1996
Richard E. Moberly
J.D.
1998
Thomas J. Miles
J.D.
2003
Michael Waterstone
J.D.
Anita K. Krug
J.D.
1997
John F. Manning
J.D.
1985
Colin Crawford
J.D.
Susan Freiwald
J.D.
1991
Mary Anne Bobinski
LL.M.
1989
Benjamin Spencer
J.D.
2001
Eboni Nelson
J.D.
Reynaldo Valencia
J.D.
Michele Alexandre
J.D.
Jelani Jefferson Exum
J.D.
2004
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.
J.D.
1998
Rachel Rebouche'
J.D.
2006
Christiana Ochoa
J.D.
1998
Robert Chesney
J.D.
1997
Bradley J. Lingo
J.D.
Paul Brest
LL.B.
1965

Previous Deans
(information provided by Harvard University Law School)

Name
Tenure as Dean
Howell E. Jackson (Acting)
2009 - 2009
Elena Kagan
2003 - 2009
Robert C. Clark
1989 - 2003
James Vorenberg
1981 - 1989
Albert Martin Sacks
1971 - 1981
Derek Curtis Bok
1968 - 1971
Andrew James Casner (Acting)
1967 - 1968
Livingston Hall (Acting)
1959 - 1959
Robert Amory, Jr. (Acting)
1948 - 1948
Erwin Nathaniel Griswold
1946 - 1967
Edmund Morris Morgan (Acting)
1942 - 1945
James McCauley Landis
1937 - 1946
Edmund Morris Morgan (Acting)
1936 - 1937
Joseph Henry Beale (Acting)
1929 - 1930
Joseph Warren (Acting)
1929 - 1929
Joseph Warren (Acting)
1925 - 1926
Edward Henry Warren (Acting)
1921 - 1922
Roscoe Pound
1916 - 1936
Austin Wakeman Scott (Acting)
1915 - 1916
Ezra Ripley Thayer *
1910 - 1915
Samuel Williston (Acting)
1909 - 1910
James Barr Ames *
1895 - 1910
Christopher Columbus Langdell *
1870 - 1895

* Deceased