Jo Ann Harris, the first woman to head the DOJ’s criminal division, died yesterday of lung cancer. Ms. Harris was a visiting scholar at Pace Law School and the architect of our school’s Federal Judicial Honors Program. Ms. Harris also was the author of a special counsel report critical of the federal handling of the investigation into Monica Lewinsky’s claims of an affair with President Clinton.
The Washington Post obituary is here.
Jo Ann Harris was a path-breaking attorney and role model for many young women and men. She will be missed.