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Princeton alum first female dean of Yale Law School

February 28th, 2017
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Heather Gerken ’91 has been selected as the next dean of Yale Law School, Yale University President Peter Salovey announced Feb. 21. Gerken will be the first woman to hold this position.

Gerken is a renowned professor who has taught at both Harvard and Yale, in addition to clerking for Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court and practicing law herself. She is also one of the country’s most prominent experts in the fields of constitutional and election law. Her academic work focuses on federalism and diversity.

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