Minow outlines progress, future of legal education

BY CHRIS SZABLA

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It’s official: both the current dean of Harvard Law School, Martha Minow, and her predecessor, Elena Kagan ’86, are now being considered as replacements for Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court. But mostly lost in the tidal wave of speculation that has accompanied the news of Stevens’ retirement over the last week was the role both deans – and Minow in particular – played in quietly reshaping legal education. Last Monday, just before the recent SCOTUS hype began, Minow gave an address to the school that focused on the past, present, and future of the institution she now leads – and particularly on how she and Kagan jointly shaped the curricular reform that transformed the school’s long-static student experience.

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