CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard Law School has named law professor John Manning as its next dean.

The school announced Thursday Manning will succeed outgoing Dean Martha Minow July 1.

Manning is deputy dean at the law school and a well-known scholar on public law.

In a statement, Harvard President Drew Faust said Manning is known among students and colleagues for his intellect, integrity, energy and openness.

Manning said he feels honored to lead the law school as it enters its third century. He is a graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Manning has been on the law school faculty since 2004 following a decade at Columbia Law School. He did two stints in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Counsel and Office of the Solicitor General.

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