Stanford law school Dean Larry Kramer stepping down in September
March 29, 2012
Stanford Law School Dean Larry Kramer is stepping down in September, leaving one of the nation's leading law schools to move into the world of philanthropy as head of the Hewlett Foundation, the law school announced Wednesday.
Kramer has been dean since 2004, when he succeeded constitutional scholar Kathleen Sullivan. Kramer's departure leaves a plum opening in a law school considered among the top three in the country, along with Harvard and Yale.
John Etchemendy, Stanford's acting president and provost, said the search for a successor would begin immediately. He praised Kramer for expanding the law school's programs and "integrating the law school with the rest of the university."