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Dean Martha Minow is the Morgan and Helen Chu Dean and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Minow is an expert in human rights and advocacy for members of racial and religious minorities and for women, children, and persons with disabilities. She also writes and teaches about privatization, military justice, and ethnic and religious conflict. Minow has served on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo and helped launch Imagine Co-existence, a program of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, to promote peaceful development in post-conflict societies. She received the Gold Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Public Discourse. And, in 2009 President Barack Obama nominated Minow to the board of the Legal Services Corporation. Minow inspires other because “she genuinely cares about her students, education, and structural change. She has inspired HLS students to continue moving forward to progress—no matter what obstacles may lie in their paths.”
Minow earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Master’s degree in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and J.D. from Yale Law School.
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