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CLP’s Annual NYC Colloquium

CLP’s Annual NYC Colloquium

Monday, May 11, 2015
4:00-6:00pm

Presentation by: CLP Faculty Director, David B. Wilkins

HLS's Center on the Legal Profession will host a short colloquium from 4-6pm on the afternoon of May 11th entitled, “Women and Men of Harvard Law School: Results from the Harvard Law School Career Study of the Classes of 1975, 1985, 1995 & 2000.”

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First Annual Awards Dinner: Women As Lawyers and As Leaders

First Annual Awards Dinner: Women As Lawyers and As Leaders

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Lincoln Center Plaza, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 165 West 65th Street, New York City

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Resident Fellow Opportunities

The Center on the Legal Profession accepts applications on a rolling basis for residential research fellow positions. The Center's resident fellows are a central component of our mission and these typically two-year appointments are designed to support scholars at all stages of their careers, from graduate students to post-docs seeking tenure track positions to established academics. We encourage applicants from all disciplines using a range of methodologies in their scholarship. To formally apply, please visit the Harvard Employment website at http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/ and use the Auto req ID#: 30887BR.

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Disruptive Innovation

CLP is actively engaged in determining how changes in regulatory structures, technology, and market forces are disrupting the traditional model of the delivery of professional services. The core of this evolving research flows from CLP’s March 2014 conference on Disruptive Innovation in the Market for Legal Services.



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Harvard Law School Career Study

The Harvard Law School Career Study (HLSCS) is nearing its completion with an anticipated report launch sometime in the Spring of 2015. The Center anticipates having a number of launch of events to showcase the report and its findings, both here in Cambridge as well as New York City.



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Case Studies

Primarily supported by a generous gift by Dechert LLP, the Case Development Initiative (CDI) uses interviews, data, and research to develop written and video summaries of strategic and organizational issues that law and other professional service firms face. HLS cases are intended for use in a variety of settings including law schools, business schools, executive education (often in HLS's own Executive Education programs) and in-house programs.

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NEWS

Study Debunks Rainmaker Myth – by Heidi Gardner

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rainmakers inspire a certain degree of awe from their peers. Most partners recognize that the way the biggest rainmakers build an enormous portfolio is by generating work and referring it to others – a specific kind of collaboration. But in our research, we find that lawyers who observed strong collaborators often see the process as […]

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CLP’s Professionalism Conference highlighted by Bloomberg BNA

Friday, April 10, 2015

“There is widespread agreement that the legal profession is in a period of stress and transition; its economic models are under duress; the concepts of its professional uniqueness are narrow and outdated; and, as a result, its ethical imperatives are weakened and their sources ill-defined.” That’s the premise put forth in a paper presented at Harvard Law […]

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HLS Executive Education Faculty Director, Scott Westfahl in Law 360

HLS Executive Education Faculty Director, Scott Westfahl in Law 360

Thursday, April 9, 2015

De-equitization was not a term lawyers heard 20 years ago except in extraordinary circumstances, but now it has become one approach that law firm management can take to respond to underperforming lawyers and keep profits per partner from dropping, according to Scott Westfahl, a professor at Harvard Law School.

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Professionalism in the 21st Century

Professionalism in the 21st Century

A joint collaboration between leading thinkers from multiple sides of the legal profession: Professor David B. Wilkins (Harvard Law School), Mr. Ben W. Heineman, Jr. (CLP Distinguished Senior Fellow and former General Counsel of General Electric) and Mr. William Lee (Partner, WilmerHale). The essay lays out their vision of lawyers as professionals and citizens in the 21st century.

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CLP Research Paper Series

CLP Research Paper Series

The Center on the Legal Profession has launched a Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Research Paper Series to deepen knowledge about the evolution and dynamics of the global legal profession. With the help of academics from around the world, we hope to build the Research Paper Series into the central depository for high-quality, innovative work on the global legal profession. To subscribe click click here.

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HLS Executive Education

HLS Executive Education

Harvard Law School’s Executive Education strives to develop lawyers from a range of institutions into influential and effective leaders and make a positive difference in the global legal profession. HLS Executive Education offers a number of open-enrollment and custom programs available for legal professionals at various points in their careers, both within firms and in-house.

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Student Research Opportunities

Student Research Opportunities

The Center on the Legal Profession has a number of funding opportunities to provide students with supplemental financial support for either empirical research on the global legal profession or research that involves examining an aspect of public interest in the context of the evolving profession. Student empirical research grants (SERG) and student public interest research grants (PIRG) are available on a rolling basis.

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The Practice™

Bridging academic research and practical advice, The Practice offers thoughtful analysis and perspectives on the legal profession for a global audience based on CLP's groundbreaking empirical research.