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
Jim Chen
J.D.
1991
Clinton W. Shinn
LL.M.
1973
James R. Rasband
J.D.
1989
Eric S. Janus
J.D.
1973
Jeremy Paul
J.D.
1981
Makau W. Mutua
J.S.D.
1987
Makau W. Mutua
LL.M.
1985
R. Lawrence Dessem
J.D.
1976
George D. Brown
J.D.
1965
Louis D. Bilionis
J.D.
1982
Matthew Diller
J.D.
1985
Christpher F. Edley
J.D.
1978
R. Alexander Acosta
J.D.
1994
Kevin R. Johnson
J.D.
1983
John L. Carroll
LL.M.
1975
Kenneth Gormley
J.D.
1980
Kurt L. Schmoke
J.D.
1976
Jack M. Weiss
J.D.
1971
Joseph D. Kearney
J.D.
1989
Donald M. Lewis
J.D.
1978
Robert H. Rawson Jr.
J.D.
1971
Roberto Aponte-Toro
LL.M.
1986
Roberto Aponte-Toro
J.S.D.
1994
John G. Douglass
J.D.
1980
Robert M. Ackerman
J.D.
1976
Symeon Symeonides
LL.M.
1974
Symeon Symeonides
J.S.D.
1980
Stephen C. Yeazell
J.D.
1974
Gregory Maggs
J.D.
1988
Shirley Mays
J.D.
1987
Douglas E. Ray
J.D.
1975
Michael A. Simons
J.D.
1989
Brad Toben
LL.M.
1981
Vincent D. Rougeau
J.D.
1988
Tom Campbell
J.D.
1980
Michael Moffitt
J.D.
1994
Eric Laity
J.D.
1979
Erwin Chemirinsky
J.D.
1978
Carol A. Buckler
J.D.
1982
Lucy McGough
LL.M.
1971
Daniel Rodriguez
J.D.
1987
Mary Lu Bilek
J.D.
1980
John H. Garvey
J.D.
1974
Jocelyn Benson
J.D.
Robert K. Vischer
J.D.
1996
Jennifer M. Collins
J.D.
1991
Alberto R. Gonzales
J.D.
Sujit Choudhry
LL.M.
1998
Danielle R. Holley-Walker
J.D.
1999
Jordan Budd
J.D.
1986
Andrew Perlman
J.D.
1996
Theodore Ruger
J.D.
1995
Andrew T. Guzman
J.D.
Mark Gordon
J.D.
1990
Richard E. Moberly
J.D.
1998
Thomas J. Miles
J.D.
2003
Garry Jenkins
J.D.
Laura Rosenbury
J.D.
S. James Anaya
J.D.
1983
Michael Waterstone
J.D.
Christopher Bracey
J.D.
Wendy F. Hensel
J.D.
Anita K. Krug
J.D.
1997
Verna L. Williams
J.D.
John F. Manning
J.D.
1985
Colin Crawford
J.D.
David Lopez
J.D.
Susan Freiwald
J.D.
1991
Jenny Martinez
J.D.
1997
Leslie E. Wolf
J.D.
1991
Peter Knapp
J.D.
1983
Latonia Keith
J.D.
2003
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
Diane M. Ring
J.D.
1990
Roger A. Fairfax, Jr.
J.D.
1998
Rachel Rebouche'
J.D.
2006

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


Additional Positions

Academic DeanN. Catherine Claypoole