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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Assistant: Lisa Cohen

Sarah Wald is a lawyer and educator whose career has been in government and higher education. She is currently Senior Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Dean at the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. She has co-taught the seminar on Gender and Public Policy at HKS, and she is one of the faculty who teaches in and oversees the joint MPP/JD program. At Harvard, she is a member of several university-wide committees, including the Advisory Committee on Title IX Policy, and the Committee on Faculty Conflict of Interest. She has also been Dean of Students and Lecturer on Law (taught The Government Lawyer: Public Enforcement of Consumer Rights) at Harvard Law School, Assistant Provost for Policy and Planning at the University, and a member of the Harvard University Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention. She is a former Assistant Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and former Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts. She has also been at the University of North Carolina, where she was Special Assistant to the Dean at UNC School of Law and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at UNC School of Medicine. She served as President of the Massachusetts Women's Bar Association, and teaches seminars on gender communications to practicing lawyers around the country. She is a graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School and her legal publications have appeared in the Harvard Women's Law Review, the Administrative Law Journal and the Widener Law Review. She is author of “Women in Black: Judges” in Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (MCLE 2012) (with Rebecca Rogers).


Assistant: Lisa Cohen

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Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138