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Yale Names First Female Law Dean


February 28, 2017

Federalism scholar and Yale professor Heather Gerken has been named Yale Law School’s first female dean. Gerken, who is also an expert in election law, will assume the post July 1. Diversity and inclusion will be among her priorities as dean, Gerken told the Yale Daily news. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Gerken formerly clerked for Justice David Souter, and founded the San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project. She will replace Robert Post, who became law dean in 2009.

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