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Teacher of law finds lessons of wisdom in literature

Martha Minow says fiction has a role to play in times of national reconciliation. Martha Minow says fiction has a role to play in times of national reconciliation. (Justin Ide/ Harvard University)
By Amanda Katz
Globe Correspondent / August 22, 2010

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As a law student at Harvard in the late 1980s, Barack Obama was inspired by a young professor named Martha Minow. Today, Minow is dean of the law school, a beloved professor, and a much-published expert on post-conflict societies, equality, and human rights. This year, she made Obama’s list of possible Supreme Court nominees, though the nod finally went to ... (Full article: 636 words)

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