Strauss to chair Lab Schools boardBy William Harms
President Randel has appointed David Strauss, the Harry N. Wyatt Professor in the Law School, to serve as Chair of the Laboratory Schools Board of Directors.
Strauss, whose two daughters are students in the Middle School, is one of the nation’s leading scholars in constitutional law and related fields and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has argued 17 cases before the United States Supreme Court, and he has served as Special Counsel to the Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate and as Assistant Solicitor General of the United States.
Strauss graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, studied on a Marshall Scholarship at Magdalen College, Oxford University, and then graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School. He won the Law School’s Graduating Students’ Award for Teaching Excellence in 1996, 1998 and 2000.
Strauss succeeds Susan Sher, who has served as Board Chair since 1999.