|Dean of Harvard Law School|
|First holder||Christopher Columbus Langdell|
List of Deans of Harvard Law School
Founded in 1817, Harvard Law School is the oldest continuously operating law school in the United States. Since its founding, 13 people have officially served as Dean.
|No.||Picture||Name||Took office||Left office|
|1||Christopher Columbus Langdell||1870||1895|
|2||James Barr Ames||1895||1910|
|3||Ezra Ripley Thayer||1910||1915|
|5||James M. Landis||1937||1946|
|7||Derek Curtis Bok||1968||1971|
|8||Albert Martin Sacks||1971||1981|
|10||Robert C. Clark||1989||2003|
|13||John F. Manning||2017||present|
Several individuals have also served as acting dean at one time or another. They are: Samuel Williston (1909–10), Austin Wakeman Scott (1915–16), Edward Henry Warren (1921–22), Joseph Warren (1925–26 and 1929), Joseph Henry Beale (1929–30), Edmund Morris Morgan (1936–37, 1942–45), Robert Amory, Jr. (1948), Livingston Hall (1959), Andrew James Casner (1967–68), and Patricia Ann Lovett (2009).