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John Manning

John Manning, Dean, Harvard Law School

John Manning is the Dean of Harvard Law School. He is also the Morgan and Helen Chu Professor of Law. He served as the law school’s Deputy Dean from 2013 – 2017, and from 2007 – 2017, Dean Manning was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law. He serves on the Harvard University Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and on the HarvardX faculty committee. Dean Manning is a prolific scholar of public law, focusing on statutory interpretation and structural constitutional law. He is a co-editor of Hart & Wechsler’s Federal Courts and the Federal System (6th ed., 2009) and Legislation and Regulation (2d ed., 2013). Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, he was the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Dean Manning was a law clerk to the Hon. Robert Bork on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and to Associate Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dean Manning is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School.