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New Dean of Harvard Law Was Finalist Eight Years Ago

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June 14, 2017

John Manning, currently Harvard Law’s deputy dean, will become the school’s dean on July 1. Manning, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law, clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia and D.C. Circuit Judge Robert H. Bork, and was attorney-adviser to the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel during the Reagan Administration. In a press release, Justice Elena Kagan, Harvard Law’s dean 2003- 2009, said: “He embodies a blend of scholarly accomplishment, devotion to teaching, engagement with practice, and passion for the law that represents the best of our profession.” Manning was a finalist for dean of Harvard Law in 2009 when Martha Minow was selected.

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