With Elena Kagan poised to be the next U.S. solicitor general, Harvard Law School has tapped longtime professor Howell Jackson to fill her post as dean on an interim basis. Harvard University President Drew Faust announced last week that Howell will be the acting dean of the law school while a search is conducted for Kagan's permanent replacement. Howell served as a vice dean at the law school from 2003 to 2006 and has taught there since 1989.
Harvard Law School Appoints Interim Dean
The National Law Journal
January 21, 2009