➤➤ Want to get this daily news briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up. 


TOP OF THE HEAP - Stanford Law School is getting a new dean. Karen Sloan reports that Jenny Martinez, an international law and constitutional law scholar who is Hispanic, will join the growing number of women—and particularly minority women—occupying the dean suites in law campuses across the country. Women now make up about a third of deans at ABA-accredited law schools. An expert on the impact of courts on human rights, Martinez on April 1 succeeds Elizabeth Magill, who is leaving to become provost of the University of Virginia.