Sarah E. Wald

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Senior Policy Advisor and Chief of Staff
Dean's Office, Kennedy School
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Sarah Wald


Sarah Wald, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, is a lawyer and educator whose career has been in government and higher education. She is a member of the small HKS/HLS faculty group overseeing and teaching inthe joint MPP/JD program.  She is a former Assistant Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation and former Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts. Sarah had several different roles in senior administration at Harvard, first as Dean of Students and Lecturer on Law at the Law School, where she taught "Consumer Protection: Public Enforcement of Consumer Rights," and then as Assistant Provost for Policy and Planning in the Central Administration. She is currently Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to the Dean at HKS. 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.



  • DPI-563Y Integrated Law/Policy Research and Writing (spring)

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