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Harvard Law Dean Stepping Down

November 25, 2002

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) _ Harvard Law School Dean Robert C. Clark, who presided over a major reorganization of the student body, said Monday he would step down at the end of the academic year.

Clark, a corporate law scholar and dean since 1989, said he planned to return to the school’s faculty after a sabbatical.

Clark, 58, oversaw an overhaul at the school, reshaping the student body into seven groups of roughly 80 students each. He also led a $183 million fund-raising campaign, completed in 1995.

``The Law School has flourished under Bob Clark’s outstanding leadership,″ Harvard President Lawrence Summers said in a statement.

Summers said he would soon appoint a faculty group to advise him on a successor.

Harvard said in a press release that Clark’s departure at the end of the academic year marks a natural transition ahead of the launch of a new fund-raising drive.

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