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Dean Larry Kramer to leave Stanford Law School to lead Hewlett Foundation

Kramer, the law school dean since 2004, has spearheaded new opportunities for legal education at Stanford.

Dean Larry Kramer of Stanford Law School

During his tenure, Larry Kramer transformed the Stanford Law School's program and then oversaw creation of a facility to support the new program. (Photo: Michael Johnson)

STANFORD, Calif., March 28, 2012—Larry Kramer, the dean of the Stanford Law School since 2004, has announced that he will depart the university to assume the presidency of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation on Sept. 1.

During Kramer’s tenure, the law school has spearheaded new opportunities for legal education and a multi-dimensional JD degree that combines law with the study of other disciplines. The education effort emphasizes team-oriented, problem-solving techniques together with expanded clinical training that allows students to represent clients and litigate cases while in school.

Kramer also spearheaded a renewed commitment to public service and public interest law, underscoring the value of pro bono service as part of any legal career.

He has championed deeper integration between the law school and the broader university, encouraging law students to be more multidisciplinary while also integrating law into disciplines throughout Stanford, such as engineering, business and medicine.

Read the full Stanford University announcement here.

More information:

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