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John Manning to Lead Harvard Law School

The eminent public-law scholar is moving up from his position as deputy dean of the school.

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John Manning will become Harvard Law School’s next dean on July 1, according to an official statement.

“John Manning is known among colleagues and students for his intellect and humility, his wisdom and integrity, his energy and openness,” Harvard President Drew Faust said in his university’s announcement.

“…Over and again during the search, I heard people remark on his magnetic enthusiasm for the law, his strong academic values, his collaborative instincts, and his extraordinary devotion not just to Harvard Law School as an institution but to the people — faculty, students, staff, and alumni — who are the lifeblood of its vital work. I’m delighted that he has agreed to guide Harvard Law School forward.”

Manning, the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law and deputy dean at the School, said he is “honored and grateful” for the opportunity to lead.

“I feel privileged to work alongside our exceptional students, staff, faculty, and alumni, whose invaluable contributions to legal scholarship, education, and practice inspire me every day,” Manning said.

Read full story at Harvard Gazette